Master of Finance
- Freeman's Master of Finance (MFIN) Program is an 11-month or 18-month full-time program designed for recent graduates with limited or no professional experience seeking careers in finance.
- Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields within finance, including: corporate finance, equities, fixed income, derivatives, asset management, leveraged finance, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, private banking, financial consulting, public finance, and finance departments of large corporations.
- The program is created and taught by Freeman Finance faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in corporate finance and investments.
- Coursework includes core courses in finance and accounting and the ability to take electives within a student's area of interest such as Energy, Investment Banking, Asset Management, or Real Estate. The Tulane MFIN program also offers an Energy Specialization or a Banking and Financial Services Specialization.
- While the curriculum provides an in-depth study of equity analysis, valuation, fixed income analytics, derivatives, and risk management, students are also able to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom through participation in courses that provide real-world experiences such as the Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund, Aaron Selber Jr. course in Alternative Investments and the Freeman Reports Equity Analysis program.
- The Freeman Career Management Center works with students in the program to develop professional opportunities. Unique Freeman events like Freeman Days in New York, Houston, Chicago, and New Orleans help students develop networks within the larger financial markets.
- Ranked #4 in the U.S. and #30 in the world by Financial Times in 2014.
- Freeman is a Program Partner with the CFA Institute, which means the course content of the Tulane MFIN covers a significant portion of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge.
This curriculum has been 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 MFIN program curriculum is an 11 or 18 month, 34 credit, graduate program beginning each summer. The courses are as follows:
Summer Semester (6 credit hours)
- Corporate Finance (3 credits)
- Financial Reporting I (3 credits)
- Career Management Course (0 credits)
Fall Semester (16 credit hours)
- Financial Communications (3 credits)
- Fixed Income Analytics (3 credits)*
- Financial Reporting II (4 credits)
- Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits)
- Valuation (3 credits)
Spring Semester (12 credit hours)
- Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits)
- Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits)
- Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits)
- Elective Course (3 credits)*
- Elective Course (3 credits)
- Assessment of Program Learning (0 credits)
* Can be deferred to following Fall for an 18-month option.
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