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Unlock the complex principles that drive the world’s financial markets and gain the quantitative skills required for success across the financial industry.

Led by a coordinated team of faculty members with a wealth of experience in the finance industry, the intensive M.S. in Finance (MSF) program in Clark’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) will prepare you with the competencies necessary to succeed. Step into a wide range of roles in banking, investment management, trading, insurance, corporate finance, and other industries. Along with a strong foundation in quantitative and analytical skills, you’ll hone your ability to use critical thinking to address vital financial issues, laying the groundwork for success in any high-stakes financial environment.

Why Study at Clark?

  • Join a close-knit learning community that has achieved AACSB accreditation and recognition by The Princeton Review.
  • Learn from highly dedicated faculty members with extensive real-world experience.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
  • STEM-approved, OPT-certified program helps create a wide range of employment opportunities for international students after graduation.

Faculty Focus

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.
—Steve Ng

Professor of Practice and Financial Analyst

The Essentials

Program Overview

Over the course of three semesters, you will develop and build on basic quantitative skills and analytical approaches to finance. Our cohort-based approach ensures that all students progress at the same pace, allowing you to feel confident and comfortable in class with your peers. Coursework during your first semester will focus broadly on theory and basic quantitative skills, with an increasing emphasis on practical applications through group-based projects in your second semester. In your final semester, you will draw on tools developed in the classroom and during your summer internship to create interdisciplinary solutions to complex, real-world problems alongside your peers.

  • 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)
  • Foundations of Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Investment Strategies
  • Wealth Management

Requirements

10 course units

  • 8 core courses
  • 1 experiential learning course
  • 1 elective
  • Professional internship

Students should have completed Economic Theory, Statistics, and Calculus before starting the program.

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