Master of Finance (MFIN)

General

Program Description

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.

Master of Finance 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 that can be completed in 10 months or spread out over 18 months, to allow for a summer internship.

Semester 1 Fall

  • ACCN 6030 Financial Reporting I
  • ACCN 6040 Financial Reporting II
  • FINE 6050 Corporate Finance
  • MCOM 6130 Financial Communications

Semester 2 Spring

  • FINE 7660 Risk Management Finance or FINE 7670 Risk Management Energy
  • FINE 7640 Valuation
  • FINE 7160 Investments
  • *Elective

Semester 3 Summer

  • FINE 7630 Freeman Reports
  • FINE 7650 Fixed Income Analytics and Models
  • *Elective

The schedule above reflects a 10-month option which can be extended to 18 months.

Specializations

Analytics Specialization

To earn this specialization, a student must complete FINE 7660 Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms or FINE 7670 Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms, plus two courses from the following list:

  • MGSC 7310 Modeling and Analytics  (3 credit hours)
  • ACCN 7290 Accounting Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7510 Econometrics and Forecasting (3 credit hours)
  • ENRG 7200 Energy Fundamentals and Trading (3 credit hours)
  • FINE 7180 Financial Modeling (3 credit hours)
  • MKTG 7280 Research and Analytics (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 7010 Organizational Research Methods and Analytics (3 credit hours)

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

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, originally the College of Commerce and Business Administration, was established in 1914 and is a founding member of the Association to Advance Co ... Read More

A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, originally the College of Commerce and Business Administration, was established in 1914 and is a founding member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the premier accrediting body for collegiate schools of business. Today, the Freeman School is a leading internationally recognized business school with nearly 3,000 students in programs spanning the globe. Read less