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The Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.) is offered through the Graduate School of Management at Clark University. The Graduate School of Management strives to develop: 1) outstanding leaders and managers of society's enterprises; 2) through a high quality educational experience; 3) carried out in an innovative community of learning; 4) by a faculty oriented toward research and service.
Departmental eligibility requirements
The M.S.F. program is open to students from any undergraduate major. Prerequisite courses are required. Prospective M.S.F. students need to have completed ECON 010, ECON160/PSYC105 (or comparable statistics course), and MATH 120 with a grade of B- or higher prior to the start of their senior year (students can be enrolled in these courses in the semester that they are applying or can take them in the summer before their senior year). If a student places higher than MATH120 on the math placement exam, he/she should take a higher level math course to satisfy the math prerequisite. AP credit may count towards the Math prerequisite requirement. However, Clark's M.S.F. degree is a very quantitative based program, and students are encouraged to take some quantitative courses during their undergraduate years to help them prepare if they have AP credit for the math prerequisite.
Although it is not required, accelerated degree M.S.F. applicants are also highly encouraged to take MGMT240 Corporate Finance prior to the start of their senior year.
All GSOM accelerated degree students will be required to pay a $150 contingency fee upon their entrance of their 5th year. The contingency fee is refundable after students have completed their program provided they have a zero account balance.
Program of Study
10 units are required for the M.S.F. program. Students must have the availability in their senior year to take 3 units of M.S.F. graduate courses.
Graduate courses students MUST take in the senior year include:
ACCT4101 Foundations of Financial Accounting (1 unit – Fall)
FIN5401 - Intro to Investment Analysis (1 unit - Fall)
FIN5201 – Cases in Corporate Finance (1 unit – Spring)
Students then take the remaining 7 units for the M.S.F. degree in their 5th year
A Graduate Internship is required of all M.S.F. students who have less than three years work experience. No academic credit is awarded for the internship requirement.
Students are required to pay a one-time Program Fee of $1,000 which is assesssed in the first semester of graduate study as well as a one-time Enrollment Fee of $100 in the first semester of graduate study. Please see the program advisor for additional GSOM fees.