Master of Science in Finance (full-time)
To become a financial leader, understanding how money and markets interact is only the beginning. With the Master of Science in Finance and the STEM-designated concentration in financial econometrics, harness financial econometrics for innovative business solutions.
Gain the computational, statistical, and econometric skills for strategic financial decision making. The Master of Science in Finance program with a STEM-designated concentration in financial econometrics provides a strong theoretical and practical foundation in the analysis of complex financial instruments, portfolio allocation, risk management, corporate finance and company valuation. With a significant portion of the curriculum dedicated to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge, become an expert in your field while preparing for your CFA exams.
Build quantitative skills and learn the role of computational, statistical, and econometric techniques in financial decision-making with our curriculum that features an area of concentration in financial econometrics.
The STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance provides you with strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills that today’s employers demand. The STEM designation offers an Optional Practical Training STEM Extension benefit.
Choose between the 12- or 15-month program
Complete your full-time finance degree in 12 months or 15 months. The 12-month program is ideal for those looking to gain a degree in one year to enter the workforce right away. The 15-month program provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the summer term, rather than taking Carey courses.
Preparation for the CFA exam
A significant portion of the curriculum is dedicated to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge, preparing you to sit for the CFA exams.
- 48 percent female / 52 percent male
- 7 percent of students from the U.S.
- 9 countries represented
- 748 average GMAT score
- 3.58 average undergraduate GPA
- 0.2 average years of full-time work experience
Interested in a part-time option?
Earn your part-time Master of Science in Finance degree and advance your finance career. The flexible, online format allows you to tailor your schedule to your personal and professional obligations, while having the same access to experiential learning, student organizations, and networking opportunities as our in-person programs.
Choose to complete your program in 15-months
The 15-month Master of Science in Finance program is ideal for students who plan to use their summer to gain practical experience. These practical experiences can include internships, consulting projects, or full-time employment. The 15-month program has the same curriculum as the 12-month but there is a lighter course load per term. This increases the capacity to attend co-curriculars throughout the academic year. Visit our FAQ page to learn more about the 15-month MS in Finance program.
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. The Master of Science in Finance program gives you the entrepreneurial capacity to understand local investment environments and global financial markets. You can apply to complete your degree at the Baltimore Harbor East or Washington, D.C. location.
The STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance degree with a concentration in Financial Econometrics prepares you to lead and innovate. Because a career in finance requires both responsibility and an eye for opportunity, our curriculum goes beyond simply learning how money and markets interact. Our master’s degree in finance will give you a firm understanding of how to harness econometrics for business solutions.
Students enrolled in the 15-month finance program will not take courses in the summer. Instead, they have the opportunity to engage in practical experience such as internships or full-time employment that correlates to your degree.
Core coursework focuses on the fundamentals of valuation and analysis rooted in a practical understanding of economic and institutional forces. Other topics include asset valuation of individual stocks, bonds, derivatives, currencies, and other financial instruments with an emphasis on analyzing the prices of financial assets traded at financial markets.
Required courses (26 credits)
Business foundations (6 credits)
- BU.120.601 Business Communication
- BU.131.601 Business Leadership and Human Values
- BU.510.601 Statistical Analysis
Functional core (12 credits):
- BU.210.620 Accounting and Financial Reporting
- BU.231.620 Corporate Finance
- BU.232.710 Derivatives
- BU.230.620 Financial Modeling and Valuation
- BU.232.720 Fixed Income
- BU.232.701 Investments
STEM courses (8 credits):
- BU.232.610 Computational Finance
- BU.232.640 Empirical Finance
- BU.232.620 Linear Econometrics for Finance
- BU.232.630 Non-Linear Econometrics for Finance
Electives (8 credits):
Students choose four courses from the following:
- BU.231.790 Advanced Corporate Finance
- BU.232.790 Advanced Hedge Fund Strategies
- BU.232.750 Advanced Portfolio Management
- BU.520.710 Big Data Machine Learning
- BU.220.620 Business Microeconomics
- BU.232.650 Continuous Time Finance
- 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.232.715 Financial Stability
- BU.210.650 Financial Statement Analysis
- BU.220.610 The Firm and the Macroeconomy
- BU.230.730 Managing Financial Risk
- BU.231.740 Mergers and Acquisitions
- BU.232.760 Private Equity
- BU.232.780 The Student Managed Investment Fund
- BU.232.730 Wealth Management
- Free Carey Elective
The Student Managed Investment Fund course, funded through generous donations, offers students the opportunity to learn real-world investment management techniques through hands-on experiences managing real assets. Students work collaboratively in small teams to carry out investment research, make trade recommendations, and execute trades approved by their student-run investment committee.
The course approaches investment management from a practitioner’s perspective, covering both necessary quantitative tools and qualitative decision-making processes. Students will review the theoretical foundation of investments, practical applications in managing investment portfolios, and ethical decision-making practices. This advanced experiential learning program helps students acquire “job-ready” skills for the investment management industry.
Contact CareyMSFinance@jhu.edu with questions.
- In-person classes
- Courses held in Washington, D.C. or Baltimore, MD
- STEM-designated concentration in financial econometrics
- Complete your degree in one year
- Online, flexible format
- Asynchronous and/or fully synchronous courses
- Portion of the curriculum is dedicated to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge
- Complete your degree in two years
- In-person classes
- Courses held in Baltimore, MD
- STEM-designated curriculum
- Complete degree in two years
Program graduates are working in a variety of industries including investment analysis and portfolio management. Here are just a few organizations where alumni are making an impact.
- 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 manager
- Credit analyst
- Financial advisor
- Financial analyst
- Global market officer
- Macroeconomic analyst
- Portfolio analyst
- Senior risk advisor
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