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This curriculum has been designed by a team of faculty members who teach in the program, and it also reflects input from industry professionals about the types of skills they want potential employees to possess. The program focuses on developing strong fundamental analysis skills and uses practical applications to reinforce the technical expertise developed in the classroom. Students experience real-world finance through analyzing cases, completing projects and building financial models. Communication skills are enhanced through a financial communications class, written projects and presentations of student financial analysis. These courses provide hands-on experience and career building skills. The MFIN program curriculum is an 11 or 18 month, 34 credit, graduate program beginning each summer. The courses are as follows:

Summer Semester (6 credit hours)

  • Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • Financial Reporting I (3 credits)
  • Career Management Course (0 credits)

Fall Semester (16 credit hours)

  • Financial Communications (3 credits)
  • Fixed Income Analytics (3 credits)*
  • Financial Reporting II (4 credits)
  • Investments and Asset Pricing (3 credits)
  • Valuation (3 credits)

Spring Semester (12 credit hours)

  • Equity Analysis - Freeman Reports (3 credits)
  • Risk Management and Applications to Financial Firms (3 credits)


  • Risk Management and Applications to Energy Firms (3 credits)
  • Elective Course (3 credits)*
  • Elective Course (3 credits)*
  • Assessment of Program Learning (0 credits)


* Suggested course selection for students using the 18 month option.

Last Updated 8/21/14
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