Cutting-edge financial planning
Emphasizes computational, statistical, and econometric techniques and their role in financial decision making
Combine theory and practice
Provides strong theoretical and practical foundations in the analysis of complex financial instruments, portfolio allocation, risk management, corporate finance, company valuation, and corporate governance
Prepare for the CFA exam
Dedicates a significant portion of the curriculum to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge, preparing students to sit for the CFA exams
Includes a STEM-designated Financial Econometrics concentration, that offers an Optional Practical Training STEM Extension benefit
Learn about your class profile*
- 56 percent female / 44 percent male
- 3 percent of students from the U.S.
- 7 countries represented
- 679 average GMAT score
- 3.49 average undergraduate GPA
- < 1 average years of full-time work experience
*Fall 2020 incoming class
At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we equip our students with the quantitative and leadership skills to analyze data, learn from it, and impact the long-term sustainability of businesses around the world. Our program builds the entrepreneurial capacity of students to comprehend both local investment environments and global financial markets.
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The Master of Science in Finance with a STEM-designated concentration in Financial Econometrics prepares you to lead and innovate. Because a career in finance requires responsibility as much as the ability to discover opportunity, our curriculum goes beyond simply learning how money and markets interact and equips graduates with a firm understanding of how to harness econometrics for business solutions.
Areas of study include capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, and corporate governance.
Students in the Master of Science in Finance program learn from world-class faculty including Dr. Federico Bandi, co-editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics, which publishes leading research on the subject of finance and econometrics.
Core coursework focuses on fundamentals of valuation and analysis rooted in a practical understanding of economic and institutional forces with other topics including asset valuation of individual stocks, bonds, derivatives, currencies and other financial instruments with an emphasis on analyzing the prices of financial assets traded at competitive, liquid financial markets. Students have the option to complete their degree at the Baltimore Harbor East or Washington, D.C. campus locations.
Required courses (28 credits)
Business foundations (14 credits)
- BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
- BU.120.601 Business Communication
- BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
- BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
- BU.220.620 Economics for Decision Making
- BU.232.701 Investments
- BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
Functional core (14 credits):
- BU.232.610 Computational Finance
- BU.232.650 Continuous Time Finance
- BU.232.710 Derivatives
- BU.232.640 Empirical Finance
- BU.232.720 Fixed Income
- BU.232.620 Linear Econometrics for Finance
- BU.232.630 Non-Linear Econometrics for Finance
Electives (8 credits):
Students choose 4 courses from the following:
- BU.231.790 Advanced Corporate Finance
- BU.210.650 Advanced Financial Accounting
- BU.232.790 Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies
- BU.232.750 Advanced Portfolio Management
- BU.520.710 Big Data Machine Learning
- BU.231.720 Corporate Governance
- BU.232.770 Cryptos and Blockchain
- BU.232.725 Emerging Markets
- BU.233.730 Entrepreneurial Finance
- BU.230.750 Financial Crises and Contagion
- BU.231.710 Financial Institutions
- BU.230.620 Financial Modeling and Valuation
- BU.232.715 Financial Stability
- BU.230.730 Managing Financial Risk
- BU.231.740 Mergers and Acquisitions
- BU.220.610 The Firm and the Macroeconomy
- BU.232.730 Wealth Management
Go beyond the classroom
Your business education doesn’t end in the classroom. Step out of your comfort zone as you partner with students across Johns Hopkins and businesses to put your classroom learning to the test.
The career development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for a successful career search.
The full-time Master of Science in Finance is for those individuals who plan to seek careers in the field of investment analysis and portfolio management.
- Ernst & Young
- Exelon Corporation
- Johns Hopkins University
- Johnson & Johnson
- Legg Mason
- Morgan Stanley
- PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
- Robert Half
- United Nations
- Wells Fargo
- Business Analyst
- Business Development
- Chief Financial Officer
- Corporate Finance Management
- Credit Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- Financial Analyst
- Global Market Officer
- Macroeconomic Analyst
- Senior Risk Advisor
- Portfolio Analyst