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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance and Economics M.S.

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Major in Finance and Economics

(Major Code: 5320)

General Requirements

See graduate admission requirements .

Students who enter the M.S. degree in finance and economics program on conditional status may be required to take leveling courses in areas where a grade of “C” or lower was earned. Failure to maintain a 3.0 grade point average in leveling courses may mean the student will be suspended.

Additional Requirements

Students seeking an M.S. degree in finance and economics must first establish proficiency in economics, finance, accounting and statistics. This proficiency may be established by courses taken in an undergraduate program, by completing advanced standing examinations in these areas or by taking the following courses:

Additional Requirements

Nine semester hours of graduate elective courses in economics, finance or CIDM 6305  (excluding leveling courses ACCT 6300 , ECON 6300 , FIN 6300 , and CIDM 6300 ).

Six semester hours of graduate elective courses in economics (ECON), finance (FIN), accounting (ACCT), general business (BUSI), or computer information decision management (CIDM).

A student must complete either 18 hours in economics or 18 hours in finance.

NOTE: Students considering the pursuit of a Ph.D. program upon completion of the MSFE degree are encouraged to priortize 

   , and    from the options listed above.

Comprehensive Examination

During the last semester of course work for the M.S. degree in finance and economics, the student will be required to take a comprehensive written and/or oral exam covering core courses and area of specialization selected by the student. The examination will be administered by a three-member graduate faculty committee with no more than two faculty selected from either economics or finance. If the student fails the first examination, one semester or the equivalent (16 weeks or two summer sessions) must elapse before the student takes the exam again. Additional course work or directed study will be recommended for the student in the interim.

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