33 credit hours
The Master of Computer Science with a Specialization in Finance enables computer scientists to further their technical education while opening a path toward a career in finance.
Courses for the MCS/Finance degree program are taken from the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Finance in the Illinois Tech's Stuart School of Business (SSB). In addition to satisfying General MCS Degree Requirements (GPA, core courses, ...), the program of study must include 24 credit hours of CS/CSP courses and the following 3 MSF courses:
- MSF 504 Valuation and Portfolio Management
- MSF 505 Futures, Options and OTC Derivatives
- MSF 506 Financial Statement Analysis
Of the 24 credit hours of CS/CSP courses, at least 20 must be at the 500-level. The remainder must be at the 400- or 500-level. Only the MSF courses can come from outside CS/CSP. Since 6 MSF credit hours are treated as transfer courses, no other transfer credits are available.
If your background in computer science is limited, you will need aditional courses. These may include prerequisite courses, which do not count toward the program of study.
Admission to the Master of Computer Science program is sufficient to choose the Finance Specialization. Stuart Graduate Tuition rates will apply to the MSF courses. You must satisfy prerequisite requirements either with prior coursework or equivalent courses in Computer Science or Finance.
Last modified 3/28/2012