The Finance Department comprises world-class researchers, scholars and teachers in all areas of finance. Historically, students have been placed in a broad array of careers with some of the world's top companies. The department offers a wide variety of classes—including venture capital, entrepreneurship, real estate, fixed income, corporate finance, and investments.
For information on the MSF program curriculum, please scroll down or link below:
The department offers master's level courses for its Master's in Finance students, in addition to being a very popular area of concentration for Eller College MBA Students. This creates a vibrant experience in the classroom, where diverse perspectives and backgrounds add to and enhance the classroom experience.
The Finance Department has organized its programs around particular tracks to assist Master's students in career planning. These tracks include investment management, fixed income, corporate finance and real estate finance. Faculty discussions with recruiters highlight the fact that planning your curricula around these tracks enhances your job opportunities.
You are now managing your own career and one ingredient of success is the ability to articulate a strategic plan. The department's tracks are designed to help you establish such a plan and communicate this plan with recruiters through your resume, cover letters, and interviews.
The prerequisite structure in the master's courses, where in place, is designed to facilitate the presentation of material that builds sequentially and is covered in courses over more than one semester. When you click on a course hyperlink, be sure to check for necessary pre-requisites to aid in your planning.
CFA Exam Preparation
Students interested in taking the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation exam, a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of investment professionals, will find that the courses in this program begin their preparation of required core competencies and the candidate body of knowledge covered on the examination. An overview of the CFA designation and requirements is available here.
Each year the Finance Department and the Tucson CFA Society identify a number of worthy candidates to receive scholarships for the CFA exam. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.
Students and non-members are welcome to join the CFA Society of Tucson at local events. Please visit the chapter website for more information on meetings and events.
CFP and CFM
Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Financial Manager (CFM) designations are also available. Overviews of the designations and requirements of each are available at CFP and CFM. The Finance Department does not offer preparatory courses for these designations, though some master's-level finance coursework material overlaps with these studies.
For additional information, please contact us.