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 four prerequisites courses that must be completed before enrolling: Accounting, 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.


The MSF Curriculum includes:

Core Courses

  • Advanced Derivatives
  • Case Studies in Corporate Finance
  • Case Studies in Derivatives
  • Computational Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Investment Analysis: Stocks, Bonds, and Derivatives
  • Investment Strategies

Elective Courses

Choose two electives in accounting, finance, or from management coursework (as specified here).

Prerequisite Courses

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

  • Accounting
  • 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.


Sample MSF Course Schedule

Fall - Semester I

  • Case Studies in Corporate Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Introduction to Investment Analysis

Spring - Semester II

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

Fall - Semester III

  • Advanced Derivatives
  • Investment Strategies
  • Elective
  • Elective

Program Requirements [ PDF]

Course Descriptions [Academic Catalog]