Graduate School of Management

Stock Market

Courses and Requirements

Clark's uniquely challenging and comprehensive curriculum will give you an unparalleled understanding of investments and exposure to virtually every topic you'll encounter as a finance professional.

A ten-course program

The MSF Program consists of ten courses and a professional internship, completed during three semesters and one summer. There are three prerequisites courses that must be completed before enrolling: Economics, Statistics, and Calculus.

Students typically enroll in three courses in the Fall semester, three courses in the Spring semester, and four in their final Fall semester. Your schedule can be adjusted, if needed, to include a fourth semester.

The MSF Curriculum

Prerequisite Courses

Prior to enrolling, MSF students must complete at least one undergraduate or graduate level course in each of the following areas:

  • Calculus
  • Economic Theory
  • Statistics

Completion of these prerequisite courses is not required to apply to the MSF program.  However, you will be required to fulfill the prerequisite requirements before enrolling at Clark.

Fall 1 (Semester 1)

  • Foundations of Financial Accounting
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Investments

Spring 1 (Semester 2)

  • Case Studies in Corporate Finance
  • Computational Finance
  • Fixed Income Securities

Fall 2 (Semester 3)

  • Case Studies in Derivatives
  • Investment Strategies
  • Experiential Learning Requirement
  • Elective (May be taken during your second or third semester.)

Program Requirements [ PDF]

Course Descriptions [Academic Catalog]