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Master blockchain, ESG investing, Fintech, and then the next big thing

Future-proof your career

Combine forward-thinking study with fundamental financial skills for leaders in banking, investment management, trading, insurance, corporate finance, and other industries.

Gain in-depth knowledge of the field of finance, including financial markets, corporate finance, computational finance, blockchain technologies, digital payment technologies, and evolving industry trends.

Choose a Fintech concentration

At the outset of their studies, students may choose a concentration in Financial Technology and prepare to contribute to development and operation of new technologies and Fintech infrastructure.

The MSF Fintech concentration equips students with business analytics big data programming skills such as data science, financial econometrics, database management, data visualization, and predictive modeling.

Detailed course information

STEM-Designated Program

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees are in tremendous demand across most major industries in the United States. Graduates with a STEM-designated degree may be eligible to work in this country for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Earn a lifetime credential that sets you apart

  • As part of the prestigious CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, the MSF prepares you for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. With a curriculum closely tied to the practice of investment management, our degree positions you for success in the CFA field.
  • Earn your graduate degree in finance from a globally ranked and accredited university – Clark School of Business is among the elite 5% of business schools worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation, and has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School” and U.S. News & World Report “Best Part-time MBA”.
  • Be part of 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-practitioners who share their deep leadership experience with you.
  • Pursue your finance degree as a full-time student or via the Clark undergraduate to graduate accelerated study program.
Hoang Thanh

“I was very impressed by Career Services at Clark. In my first semester, they were already talking about careers.”

Learn more about Thanh

Thanh Nguyen, CFA

M.S., Finance ’11

Steve Ng

Real-world Financial impact

Professor Ng held senior positions at leading investment firms. His interest include corporate finance, capital markets, and wealth management. He is founder and portfolio manager at Woodland Investment Consulting.

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

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. Start dates for the program are in January and September.

  • 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


10 course units

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

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

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