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This first semester on campus provides you with the foundation for the programme:
Accounting for Finance Professionals
The course stresses the theory of accounts, generally accepted accounting principles, and the interpretation of financial statements. The perspective of the course is that of managers and investors as knowledgeable users of accounting information.
This course introduces the designing and implementing of financial models in the computer, with Excel as the main tool. It covers four classes of models: Corporate Finance models, Portfolio models, Option-Pricing models and Bond models. It also covers simulation, some numerical methods, and VBA programming.
Introduction to Finance
This module aims to provide students with the foundation to understand the key concepts and tools used in Finance that are necessary for managers to make sound financial decisions. Topics covered include discounted cash flow models, risk and return, capital budgeting, valuation of stocks, as well as an overview of payout policy and capital structure.
Statistics and Data Analytics for Finance
This course provides students with fundamental concepts in statistics and analytics, and their basic applications in finance. Students will be exposed to basic concepts in statistics and data analytics, as well as basic data handling and analyses using programming language, such as R and Python.
The second semester provides you with the essential knowledge and skills for a career in finance-related sectors:
Applied Corporate Finance
This module develops a conceptual framework for corporate decisions, focusing on the responsibilities, concerns, and methods of analysis for CFOs, consultants, and directors of the firm. Topics include capital budgeting, financial modelling, M&A deal structures, syndicated loans, public equity offerings, and dividend policy. The impact of major external constituents, such as private equity and hedge funds, on corporate decisions are also considered.
Foundation of Investments
This is a course in the theory and applications of risk and return in capital markets. This course will present the paradigm by which financial securities are valued and provide a framework for making investment decisions. Topics include the measurement of risk, diversification, optimal portfolio selection, asset pricing models, and market efficiency, as well as empirical evidence pertaining to these theories and practices.
International Finance and Economics
This module is designed to provide students with data analysis tools and conceptual frameworks for analysing international financial markets and capital budgeting. The module covers the following topics: foreign exchange markets; models of exchange-rate determination; international investments; currency and interest rate risk management; international banking; international capital budgeting; political risk and corporate governance in Asia.
Options and Fixed Income
This module focuses on the pricing, hedging, and use of derivatives and fixed income securities. These include bonds, forwards, futures, call and put options, and other derivative securities.
For students enrolled before AY2021/2022, to graduate from our NUS MSc in Finance programme, you must complete the programme requirements and achieve a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.0 (out of 5.0).
To stay and complete the programme, you must maintain a CAP of at least 3.0. In the event that you are unable to maintain a CAP of 3.0 and above, the following scenarios may occur:
For students enrolled from AY2021/2022, to graduate from our NUS MSc in Finance programme, you must complete the programme requirements and achieve a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of at least 3.2 (out of 5.0).
To stay and complete the programme, you must maintain a CAP of at least 3.2. In the event that you are unable to maintain a CAP of 3.2 and above, the following scenarios may occur:
Fees for August 2022 intake (Academic Year 2022/2023)
The programme fees for the course is S$60,000*.
All fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
*Fees are subjected to GST.
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