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Rise to the challenge. Build the quantitative skills and innovative mindset necessary to stand out in the hypercompetitive financial industry.

At Clark University, our M.S. in Finance program will equip you to unlock the complex principles that drive global financial markets and to step into a wide range of roles in banking, investment management, trading, insurance, corporate finance, and other industries. Armed with a strong foundation in quantitative methods, analytical tools, and critical thinking, you will be prepared for success in any high-stakes financial environment worldwide.

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 Science in Finance, you may be eligible to remain in this country for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Why a Master’s in Finance at Clark University

  • Earn your graduate degree in finance from a globally ranked and accredited university—Clark University has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School,” achieved repeated recognition from U.S. News & World Report, and is among the elite 5% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation.
  • Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.
  • 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 finance degree on your terms with options for part-time, full-time, online, on campus, and accelerated study. Start dates for the program are in January and September.
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

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

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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