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Requirements for the Asset Management Specialization


To earn the specialization in Asset Management, students are required to take a minimum of five semester equivalent courses (20 credits) over the course of two years. All students who choose to specialize in a finance area are also expected to take the core finance course requirements.

The courses and modules listed below apply to completing the specialization. Current course schedules and descriptions are shown in the program catalog and program guides.

Please consult with your Program Advisor to determine a course plan that incorporates this specialization.

Group 1: Both courses are required

FIN 261a Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
FIN 263a International Portfolio Management (4 credits)

Group 2: 8 credits are required

FIN 230a Trading and Exchanges (4 credits)
FIN 237f Security Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 242f Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
FIN 252f Banking, Central Banking & Int'l Finance Systems (2 credits)
FIN 270a Options and Derivatives (4 credits)

Group 3: 4 credits are required

FIN 231f Private Equity (2 credits)
FIN 232a Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits)
FIN 236f Technical Analysis (2 credits)
FIN 244f Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)
FIN 264f Applied Institutional Portfolio Management (2 credits)
FIN 271a Options and Derivatives II (4 credits)
FIN 285a Computer Simulations and Risk Assessment (4 credits)
Or any course from Group 2 not used to satisfy that requirement