Go Further with the Tulane Master of Finance

Tulane's Master of Finance (MFIN) program will provide you with everything you need for a fruitful career in finance. You'll learn from highly sought-after professors - academics, known across the globe for their impactful research and experienced practitioners to apply theory to practice.

Our specialized curriculum is designed around hands-on, situational learning, giving you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting as well as the option to pursue a specialization.

The Freeman School is an AACSB accredited institution, and our MFIN program is both STEM-designated and a CFA Program Partner of the CFA Institute.

The MFIN program offers an 11-month option and an 18-month option, which allows time for a summer internship.

Experience Freeman Learning

The MFIN program offers many unique classes in conjunction with an option to earn an industry specialization in either energy or banking & financial services. The classes are designed to provide real-world experiences that enhance your understanding of the material and expand your career options in the finance field.

As an MFIN student, you'll create sell-side analysis reports for real companies, using industry software, and enhance your technical skills using Bloomberg and other financial data services in our 24-hour financial analysis lab.

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Master of Finance Courses & Curriculum

The Master of Finance curriculum was designed by a team of faculty members who teach in the program, and it also reflects input from industry professionals about the types of skills they want potential employees to possess. The program focuses on developing strong fundamental analysis skills and uses practical applications to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom. Students experience real-world finance through analyzing cases, completing projects and building financial models. Communication skills are enhanced through a financial communications class, written projects and presentations of student financial analysis. These courses provide hands-on experience and career-building skills. The Master of Finance curriculum consists of 34 credits beginning in the summer that can be completed in 11 months or spread out over 18 months, to allow for a summer internship.

11 Month Option

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • ACCN 6030 - Financial Reporting I (3 credits)
  • FINE 6050 - Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • Career Management Course (0 credits)

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • FINE 7160 - Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits)
  • FINE 7640 - Valuation (3 credits)
  • FINE 7650 - Fixed Income Analytics and Models (3 credits)
  • ACCN 6040 - Financial Reporting II (4 credits)
  • MCOM 6130 - Financial Communications (3 credits)

Spring Semester (12 credit hours)

  • FINE 7630 - Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits)

One of the following two courses:

  • FINE 7660 - Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits)
  • FINE 7670 - Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits)
  • Assessment of Program Learning

6 credits – Two graduate electives from a list of finance, accounting, and energy classes

18 Month Option

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • ACCN 6030 - Financial Reporting I (3 credits)
  • FINE 6050 - Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • Career Management Course (0 credits)

Fall Semester (13 credits)

  • FINE 7160 - Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits)
  • FINE 7640 - Valuation (3 credits)
  • ACCN 6040 - Financial Reporting II (4 credits)
  • MCOM 6130 - Financial Communications (3 credits)

Spring Semester (9 credits)

  • FINE 7630 - Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits)
  • Assessment of Program Learning

ONE of the following two courses:

  • FINE 7660 - Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits)
  • FINE 7670 - Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits)

3 credits – One graduate elective from a list of finance, accounting, and energy classes

Second Summer Semester

  • Provides time for a summer internship

Second Fall Semester (6 credits)

  • FINE 7650 - Fixed Income Analytics and Models (3 credits)
  • 3 credits – One graduate elective from a list of finance, accounting, and energy classes

Master of Finance Specializations

Banking and Financial Services Specialization

To earn the Banking and Financial Services specialization, students must complete FINE 7660 Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms and at least two courses from the following list:

  • ACCN 7270 Accounting for Business and Financial Risk (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7140 Venture Capital and Private Equity (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7150 International Finance (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7170 Financial Intermediaries (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7180 Financial Modeling (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7210 Real Estate Planning, Finance, and Development (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7330 Financial Trading (3 credit hours)
  • *FINE 7340 Aaron Selber Jr. Course on Distressed Debt (3 credit hours)
  • *FINE 7350 Aaron Selber Jr. Course on Hedge Funds (3 credit hours)
  • *FINE 7610 Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund (3 credit hours)

*By invitation only.

Energy Specialization

To earn the Energy Specialization, students must complete FINE 7670 Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms and at least two courses from the following list:

  • ENRG 7100 Energy Markets, Institutions, and Policy (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7110 Energy Modeling (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7130 Energy and Environmental Economics (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7200 Energy Fundamentals and Trading (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7210 Energy Accounting and Valuation, cross-listed with ACCN 7210 (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7300 Advanced Energy Trading and Finance (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7610 Energy Trading: Wholesale Electric Markets (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7720 Energy Portfolio Management (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7730 Energy Investment Banking (3 credit hours)

Career Outcomes

Our Master of Finance program will help you move seamlessly into your professional career, including preparation for the CFA exam. You’ll gain hands-on knowledge and skills that are ideal for careers in investment banking, equity research, venture capital, and private equity, and asset management — experiences you can leverage as you seek career opportunities. These are just a few of the companies who have recently hired graduates of the MFIN program:

  • Charles Schwab
  • China Aerospace and Technology Corporation
  • China Galaxy International
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Frontier Capital
  • GF Securities
  • Haitong Securities
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Whitney Bank

Global Is Our Local

We know that the best leaders are those who know how to recognize, respect, and leverage diversity. The Freeman School welcomes students from around the globe. Our world-class reputation has translated into a global business network.

Application Requirements

Our application process is designed to be completed online. We will review applications for admission with unofficial transcripts and score reports. Official copies of transcripts and test scores are required after enrollment is confirmed.

Requirements

  • Online Application Form ($125 application fee)
  • Resume (uploaded online)
  • One Essay (uploaded online)
  • One Letter of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Undergraduate Transcript/s from Accredited University (uploaded online)
  • GMAT Score Report or GRE Score Report (uploaded online)

In addition, international students are required to submit

  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Score Report
  • Affidavit of Support and financial documentation certifying funds
  • A course-by-course transcript evaluation if educated outside of the United States.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated October 14, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
11 - 18 months
Full-time
Price
61,200 USD
School tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year
Deadline
May 1, 2020
All international applicants are encouraged to submit a complete application 30 days prior to our final application deadline. This will allow adequate processing time to obtain a visa.
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