Program Structure

All MSF Program courses are taught in English language. The program operates on a trimester basis (three terms per one academic year). Applicants can choose to study in a full-time or flexible program. The full-time program is a one-year program and has two options: Plan A (thesis option) and Plan B (special project option). The flexible program is a two-year program and has only one option: Plan B (special project option). No work experience is required for students who enroll in Plan A of the full-time program. Minimum of one year of work experience is required for students who enroll in Plan B of the full-time program or the flexible program. The MSF Program is open to students with bachelor’s degree of any major.


Plan A & Plan B Program

The MSF Program requires 36 credit hours to complete. In addition to the core course requirements, students may select from either of 2 research project options :

PLAN A – THESIS OPTION

This plan is only available in Full-Time Program. Students with less than 1 year work experience are required to enroll in this plan. The study plan consists of 24 credits of courseworks and a thesis research project (a total of 12 credit hours over two terms).

PLAN B – SPECIAL PROJECT OPTION

This plan is available in both Full-Time and Flexible Programs. Students must have at least 1 year of work experience to be eligible for this plan. The plan consists of 30 credits of coursework, a research project (totaling 6 credit hours over 2 terms) and a comprehensive exam (in the term following the completion of coursework and the research project).

Plan A Plan B
Total Credits 36 36
Couresework 24 30
    – Core 16 16
    – Elective 8 14
Thesis 12
Special Project 6
Comprehensive Exam No Yes

FULL-TIME PROGRAM

Study on Monday – Friday (9.00 – 16.00)
and (depending on the availability of individual lecturers)
on Saturday – Sunday (9.00 – 17.00)

FLEXIBLE PROGRAM

Study on Saturday – Sunday (9.00 – 17.00)
and (depending on the availability of individual lecturers)
on Monday – Friday (18.00 – 21.00)

The class schedule of each course will be announced on the MSF Program’s website (http://msfin.acc.chula.ac.th/) and in front of the classroom. The class schedule is subject to change due to the needs of both instructor and students. Please always check the class schedule.


Academic Terms

  • Term 1: August – November
  • Term 2: December – March
  • Term 3: April – July

FULL-TIME PROGRAM

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Courses Courses +
Proposal
Courses +
Defense +
Comp Exam

FLEXIBLE PROGRAM

Year 1 Year 2
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Courses Courses Courses Courses +
Comp Exam
Courses +
Proposal
Courses +
Defense

 


Course Offered In Each Term

Full Time Program

TERM 1 (YEAR 1)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604631 Finance Theory I 2
2604643 Derivatives and Risk Management 3
2604647 Financial Statement Analysis 3
2604674 Financial Econometrics 3
2604680 Ethics in Finance 1

TERM 2 (YEAR 1)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604632 Finance Theory II 2
2604690 Fixed Income Securities 2
2604711 Special Project I (Plan B) 3
2604811 Thesis (Plan A) – Proposal 12
2604668 Corporate Governance and Compliance** 2
2604670 Equity Analysis and Valuation* 2
2604687 Financial Programming* 2
2604678 Macro Issues in Finance* 2
2603662 Alternative and Innovation in Investment* 2
2604679 Global Finance* 2
2604667 Market Microstructure* 2
2604692 Special Topics in Finance* 2

TERM 3 (YEAR 1)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604896 Comprehensive Exam (Plan B)
2604712 Special Project II (Plan B) 3
2604811 Thesis (Plan A) – Full Paper 12
2604663 Corporate Finance* 2
2604696 Practical Corporate Financial Modeling* 2
2604665 Portfolio Performance Evaluation and Attribution** 2
2604664 Strategic Portfolio Management* 2
2604695 Financial Risk Management for Pension Plans* 2
2604669 Selected Topics in Risk Management* 2
2604666 Foundation of Behavioral Finance** 2

NOTE:

* = Elective Course. The elective courses offered in each academic term are subject to number of students enrolling in the class.
Elective courses might be offered in different term from the plan; especially, those taught by foreign professors (**).


Flexible Program

TERM 1 (YEAR 1)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604631 Finance Theory I 2
2604674 Financial Econometrics 3
2604680 Ethics in Finance 1

TERM 2 (YEAR 1)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604632 Finance Theory II 2
2604647 Financial Statement Analysis 3
2604690 Fixed Income Securities 2

TERM 3 (YEAR 1)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604643 Derivatives and Risk Management 3
2604663 Corporate Finance* 2
2604696 Practical Corporate Financial Modeling* 2
2604665 Portfolio Performance Evaluation and Attribution** 2
2604664 Strategic Portfolio Management* 2
2604695 Financial Risk Management for Pension Plans* 2
2604669 Selected Topics in Risk Management* 2
2604666 Foundation of Behavioral Finance** 2

TERM 4 (YEAR 2)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604896 Comprehensive Exam (Plan B)
2604670 Equity Analysis and Valuation* 2
2604664 Strategic Portfolio Management* 2

TERM 5 (YEAR 2)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604711 Special Project I (Plan B) 3
2604696 Practical Corporate Financial Modeling* 2
2604668 Corporate Governance and Compliance** 2
2604670 Equity Analysis and Valuation* 2
2604687 Financial Programming* 2
2604678 Macro Issues in Finance* 2
2603662 Alternative and Innovation in Investment* 2
2604679 Global Finance* 2
2604667 Market Microstructure* 2
2604692 Special Topics in Finance* 2

TERM 6 (YEAR 2)

Course No. Course Title Credits
2604712 Special Project II (Plan B) 3
2604663 Corporate Finance* 2
2604665 Portfolio Performance Evaluation and Attribution** 2
2604664 Strategic Portfolio Management* 2
2604695 Financial Risk Management for Pension Plans* 2
2604669 Selected Topics in Risk Management* 2
2604666 Foundation of Behavioral Finance** 2

NOTE:

* = Elective Course. The elective courses offered in each academic term are subject to number of students enrolling in the class.
Elective courses might be offered in different term from the plan; especially, those taught by foreign professors (**).

Last Update: 16 July 2016

Study Track

SUGGESTED TRACKS (PLAN B ONLY)

Track Courses
Corporate Finance Corporate Governance and Compliance
Corporate Finance
Practical Corporate Financial Modeling
Asset Management and Investment Equity Analysis and Valuation
Portfolio Performance Evaluation and Attribution
Strategic Portfolio Management
Risk Management Financial Programming
Financial Risk Management for Pension Plans
Selected Topics in Risk Management

COURSE-TERM OFFERED (FULL-TIME PROGRAM)

Track Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
Corporate Finance Core Courses Corp Gov Compl Corp Fin
Prac Corp Fin Mod
Asset Management and Investment Core Courses Equity Anal Val Port Perf Attr
Strat Port Mgt
Risk Management Core Courses Fin Prog Fin Risk Mgt Pen
Sel Top Risk Mgt

COURSE-TERM OFFERED (FLEXIBLE PROGRAM)

Year 1 Year 2
Track Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Corporate Finance Core Courses Core Courses Corp Fin Prac Corp Fin Mod
Corp Gov Compl
Asset Management and Investment Core Courses Core Courses Equity Anal Val
Strat Port Mgt
Port Perf Attr
Risk Management Core Courses Core Courses Fin Risk Mgt Pen Fin Prog Sel Top Risk Mgt