Master of Science (MS) in Finance Management


Introduction

The MS in Finance Management degree program enables students with undergraduate and/or graduate degrees in business to gain an in-depth and applied understanding of the complexities and functions of finance professionals in a globally competitive and rapidly changing business and economic environment. This specialized degree program is designed to address major financial issues facing multinational firms such as capital sourcing, foreign and domestic investment risk, financial performance assessment, and financial forecasting and planning. The coursework supporting this program draws heavily on actual business firms’ financial practice and experience and the distinctive differences between operating a purely domestic versus a global or international business. This program prepares students upon graduation to assume management-level positions, which require an understanding of the tools and techniques used in sophisticated financial analysis, planning and forecasting as well as current business financial functions and practice. Students graduating from this degree program are expected to have a demonstrable set of skills and knowledge that makes them very attractive employment candidates for business firms seeking new financial management-level talent.

Course Requirements


I. Required Core Courses
  BA 301 Managerial Economics* 3  
  BA 303 Finance Management 3  
  BA 306 Business Research Methodology* 3  
  BA 340 Managerial Accounting & Financial Control 3  
  BA 482 Business Strategy & Decision-Making for FM 4  
Total MS in FM Core Courses: ........................................................................................................................................... 16 Units
*These courses may be replaced with other courses by the Program Director for a cohort group pursuing a specific interest.
 
II. MS in FM Elective Courses
Students should choose five (5) of the following courses:
  BA 414 International Finance 4  
  BA 444 International Securities and Foreign Exchange 4  
  BA 445 Commercial Banking and Lending 4  
  BA 460 Quantitative Methods for Business and FM 4  
  BA 463 Investment Science 4  
  BA 464 Investments (Real Estate) 4  
  BA 465 Investments (Stock Market) 4  
  BA 466 Econometrics 4  
  BA 467 Credit Risk Management 4  
  BA 492 Graduate Internship and Report in Finance and Investments 4  
Total MS in FM Elective Courses: ..................................................................................................................................... 20 Units
Total Required for the MS in FM Degree .......................................................................................................................... 36 Units
Required for the MS in FM Degree with Foundation Courses ...................................................................................... up to 54 Units

Unit and Graduation Requirements

To receive the MS in Finance Management degree, students should satisfy the grade and GPA requirements described in the University’s academic catalog and course requirements summarized in the chart below (a maximum of 9 credit units can be transferred from other institutions of higher education and a maximum of 18 units from a different graduate program at Lincoln University).

Suggested Course Sequencing

A specific sequence of courses in the MS Finance Management degree program is not required. A course BA 482 “Business Strategy and Decision-Making for Finance Management” should be taken in the student’s last semester of the coursework. The course serves as the capstone course for this degree program and includes the qualifying exam required for graduation. Course BA 492 can be extended for a second semester for one additional unit.

Program Chart


Core Courses (16 units)
Grade
Foundation Courses (up to 18 units)
Grade
BA 301 – Managerial Economics
 
1.
 
BA 303 – Finance Management
 
2.
 
BA 306 – Business Research Methodology
 
3.
 
BA 340 – Managerial Accounting and Financial Control
 
4.
 
BA 482 – Business Strategy & Decision-Making in FM
 
5.
 
Elective Courses (20 units)
Grade
6.
 
1.
 
 
 
2.
 
 
 
3.
 
 
 
4
 
 
 
5.