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Expand your capabilities and your competitive edge as a business leader with a strategic integration of highly sought-after skills.

MBAs who have a deep knowledge of finance are in enormous demand in today’s volatile global marketplace. If you have your eye on the upper rungs of the corporate ladder or dream of launching an enterprise of your own, you’ll need a strategic package of rigorous skills and knowledge. Our MBA/M.S. in Finance dual degree master’s program delivers in-depth knowledge of finance with a broad foundation in global business theory and practice.

What makes this program so powerful is that you build the same advanced level of expertise in global finance and business management that you would by earning the two degrees individually. Clark University’s transdisciplinary and individualized curricula integrates key insights from multiple fields, giving you the foundation to tackle the most intractable business challenges. When you graduate, you will be equipped to take on the most demanding, high profile leadership roles with knowledge, skill, and confidence.

International Students

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees are in tremendous demand across most major industries in the United States. If you graduate with a STEM-designated degree, such as the Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance, you may be eligible to remain in this country for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Why an MBA/Master’s in Finance at Clark University

  • Earn your MBA and graduate degree in finance from a globally ranked and accredited university—Clark University has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School,” a U.S. News & World Report “Best Part-time MBA,” and is among the elite 5% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation.
  • Develop the cross-sector skill set you need to help organizations tap into emerging markets.
  • Join a close-knit learning community representing 90+ countries and 150 nonprofit and business partners around the world.
  • Work in a highly collaborative learning environment with talented peers and scholar-practitioner faculty who share with you their deep leadership experience.
  • Pursue your master’s degree on your terms with options for part-time, full-time, online, on campus, and accelerated study.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
Steve Ng

Real-world financial impact

Steve Ng leads a hands-on investment course in which students manage a real portfolio on Clark’s behalf.

I am always impressed by our students’ dedication and commitment. As a result of their hard work, in 2016 our fund placed second in an international competition for student-managed funds.

The Essentials

Program Overview

This dual-degree program includes all the required courses in the MBA and Master’s in Finance programs and allows for some overlap, reducing your time to earn both degrees. You can complete the program at your own pace by choosing either full- or part-time enrollment status, beginning in either January or September, and taking advantage of accelerated classes offered during breaks and in the summer. Full-time students typically earn both degrees in two-and-a-half to three years.

  • An understanding of the cultural, economic, environmental, and political factors shaping management today
  • The ability to develop innovative solutions to complex management challenges
  • Insight into how to solve real-world problems in a global context
  • Competencies to help your company tap into emerging markets
  • The common numerical methods used in financial engineering, such as Monte Carlo simulation and finite difference
  • How to develop innovative solutions to complex management challenges and make socially responsible business decisions
  • Fundamental understanding of industry-standard technologies such as Bloomberg Professional, MATLAB and Bloomberg’s Launchpad
  • The ability to value stocks using the free cash flow (FCF) model and price bonds using lattice-based term structure models
  • How to evaluate projects and business ventures using models like economic value added (EVA)
  • Investment Fund
  • Strategic Decision-Making
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Requirements

21.5 course units

  • 12.5 MBA course units
    • 11.5 core courses
    • 1 elective
  • 9 MSF course units
    • 8 core courses
    • 1 elective

Dual degree students complete the MBA Finance concentration. A second MBA concentration may be added with 2 additional units.

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