Study Plan
The MIF curriculum is designed to provide students with strong understanding of the fundamentals of financial theory and practice. You are given flexibility to customize yourcoursework to meet career and personal goals. Two tracks are provided a thesis track and non-thesis track.
 

Thesis Plan

Non-Thesis Plan

 

Number of classes

Number of credits

Number of classes

Number of credits

  Pre-course (non-credit)

P

P

P

P

  Core courses

11

30

11

30

  Thesis

P

15

-

-

  Independent Study

-

-

2

6

  Electives

-

-

6

9

  Total

11

45

19

45

The purpose of our pre-course sessions is to provide students with no prior background a refresher course in mathematics, statistics, accounting, and economics. Depending on your undergraduate degree and work experience, the academic advisor will determine what courses you are required to take or be exempted.
There are a total of 11 core classes accounting for 30 credits. The objective of core classes is to provide you with a solid conceptual and practical foundation in financial accounting, micro and macroeconomics, corporate finance, investments, and research methods.
Electives titled selected and special topics in finance may vary providing flexibility for faculty to introduce new issues of current interest in finance. Topics have also varied to suit student area focus such as topics in corporate governance, structured products, Asian capital markets, or hedge fund management.
The thesis or research track aims to prepare you for research oriented careers, academic jobs, or prepare for more advanced degree in finance. There is emphasis on combining financial theories and learning research tools to conduct research. Students are required to complete a thesis and publish their work before graduation.
List of possible careers:
Researcher, Financial Economist
The non-thesis track prepares you for a variety of jobs in finance. Students are required to complete an independent study and a comprehensive exam before graduation.
List of possible careers:
Treasury Officer, Credit Officer, Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer

The first year

1st semester (8 credits) May-August

Credits

   MF610 Financial Analysis I: Financial Reporting

2

   MF621 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions

3

   MF641 Corporate Financial Theory

3

 

2nd semester (9 credits) September-December

Credits

   MF640 Financial Economic Theory

3

   MF643 Financial Econometrics I

3

   MF644 Equity Investment

3

 

3rd semester (8 credits) January-April

Credits

   MF642 International Finance

3

   MF645 Fixed-income Security Investment

3

   MF650 Financial Engineering I: Derivatives Pricing

2

 

The second year: Thesis Track

4th semester (5 credits) May-August

Credits

   MF630 Research Methodology in Financial Studies

3

   MF631 Computer Programming in Financial Research

2

 

 

5th semester (9 credits) September-December

Credits

   MF800 Thesis

9

 

6th semester (6 credits) January-April

Credits

   MF800 Thesis

6

 

The second year : Non-Thesis Track

4th semester (6.5 credits) May-August

Credits

   MF630 Research Methodology in Financial Studies

3

   MF631 Computer Programming in Financial Research

2

   Elective (Select 1 subject)

1.5

 

5th semester (7.5 credits) September-December

Credits

   MF791 Independent Study I

3

   Elective (Select 3 subjects)

4.5

 

6th semester (6 credits) January-April

Credits

   MF792 Independent Study II

3

   Elective (Select 2 subjects)

3