The Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) is designed as a terminal, professional degree in financial economics. The curriculum includes courses in the key areas of finance and the supporting areas of economics and quantitative methods. This degree prepares students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry, including risk management, asset management, macroeconomic and financial forecasting, trading, and financial and economic research.
The MSFE curriculum is designed to help students pass the first CFA exam (i.e., Level I exam) at the end of their second semester in the program. The department provides competitive scholarships to offset part of the cost of taking the exam.
The Huntsman MSFE program is one of the few selected schools in the nation to host Bloomberg terminals. These terminals not only support classroom instruction and faculty research, but also provide a means for students to become certified in the use of Bloomberg. Through Zions Bank MSFE students are also provided the opportunity to manage a $5 million fixed income portfolio. Students make all asset allocation, trading, risk management, and credit decisions.
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is AACSB accredited and recruits top professors from universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Pepperdine and Notre Dame. Students are offered a number of scholarship opportunities and non-resident tuition waivers for out-of-state students with excellent academic records and admission scores.