MS in Finance

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    “The reason why I wanted to come to Carey is that Carey is a very entrepreneurial school. It’s exciting to be a part of something new, something different. I think having the Johns Hopkins name attached to the school tells you how promising the future is for Carey.” Frank Wang | Alumnus | MS in Finance
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    “Our goal is to educate the finance professional of the future: deeply knowledgeable in an area of expertise and yet well-rounded; focused on the maximization of shareholder’s value and yet socially responsible.” Federico Bandi | Faculty | MS in Finance
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    “When I was an intern at one of the big four accounting firms, I helped my supervisors to build financial statements every day and I think my classes were very helpful in improving my applicable skills and knowledge.” Lu Gao | Student | MS in Finance

Propel yourself from entry-level to leadership with a Master of Science in Finance degree from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. With an emphasis on producing ethical and socially responsible business leaders, students will gain the technical skills needed to create innovative solutions in all aspects of management and finance.

Details

Length:

36 credits, 1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)

Tuition:

$71,600 (full-time) / $1,410 per credit (part-time)

Financial Aid:

We offer numerous financial aid and scholarship options.
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Fees:

$100 Application Fee

$500 Matriculation Fee (Full-Time)

$250 Matriculation Fee (Part-Time)

Online Full-Time Part-Time

Inside Look Into MS in Finance

Program Features

At the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we are equipping our students with the quantitative and leadership skills to analyze data, learn from them and impact the long-term sustainability of businesses around the world. Our program helps build the entrepreneurial capacity of students to comprehend global financial markets with its implications on local investment environments.

The Carey MS in Finance program features:

  • Johns Hopkins University world-class faculty and experienced practitioners in the field of finance.

  • A rigorous quantitative curriculum with emphasis on computational, statistical and econometric techniques and their role in sophisticated financial decision making.

  • Strong theoretical and practical foundations in the analysis of complex financial instruments, portfolio allocation and risk management, but also in corporate finance, company valuation and corporate governance.

  • A significant portion of the curriculum devoted to the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge, preparing our students to sit for the CFA exams

  • STEM-designated full-time program

Our full-time MS in Finance program with a concentration in financial econometrics is STEM-designated, offering an Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM Extension benefit that allows international students to apply to work and stay in the U.S. for an additional 24 months.

Learn more about STEM OPT eligibility.

MS in Finance Full-Time Curriculum

The full-time, 36-credit MS in Finance is ideal for students new to the industry or with less than two years’ experience and is offered at the Carey Business School’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C., campuses. The curriculum for the MS in Finance program includes the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor as course sequence and availability may vary.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found in the JHU Student Information System Course Search.

The curriculum below is for students entering in the program in Fall 2019. Current students should refer to the handbook for their curricular requirements and course information. 

 

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 Courses (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

 

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MS in Finance Part-Time Curriculum

The part-time, 36-credit MS in Finance was created for working professionals advancing in their careers and is offered at the Carey Business School’s Baltimore and Washington, D.C. campuses. Part-time students may also choose to take classes online, which feature mostly asynchronous learning activities with a few recommended or required synchronous (real-time) activities. Students will select a preferred mode of study upon application. Students should review the technical requirements for online courses before applying.

The curriculum for the MS in Finance program includes the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor as course sequence and availability may vary.

Students enrolled in the online MS in Finance program will be required to take one course with residency, which includes a two-and-a-half-day onsite component, to complete their degree. This onsite residency is held at the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus in Baltimore, MD.

Descriptions for the following courses can be found in the JHU Student Information System Course Search.

The part-time MS in Finance is not a STEM-designated program.

 

Business Foundations (16 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
  • BU.220.610 The Firm and the Macroeconomy

*Online sections of Business Communication require students to attend an in-person residency at the Baltimore campus in order to complete the 8-week course.

Functional Core (8 credits)

  • BU.232.710 Derivatives
  • BU.231.710 Financial Institutions
  • BU.230.620 Financial Modeling and Valuation
  • BU.232.720 Fixed Income

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Students choose 6 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.232.650 Continuous Time Finance**
  • BU.231.720 Corporate Governance
  • BU.210.680 Cost Measurement and Control**
  • BU.510.650 Data Analytics
  • BU.232.725 Emerging Markets
  • BU.233.730 Entrepreneurial Finance
  • BU.230.750 Financial Crises and Contagion
  • BU.220.720 Financial Econometrics**
  • BU.230.730 Managing Financial Risk
  • BU.231.740 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • BU.230.710 Quantitative Financial Analysis
  • BU.232.730 Wealth Management

**Indicates electives are available on-site only

Tuition & Fees

For Academic Year 2019-2020

Full-Time

Tuition

Application Fee

Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$71,600*  $100 $500 $0 $0

*Cost reflective of the entire 12-month program. 

Part-Time

Tuition

Application Fee

Matriculation Fee Registration Per Semester Graduation Fee
$1,410 per credit $100 $250 $0 $0


All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Late Registration Fee: $250
  • Late Payment Fee: $250
  • Returned Check Fee: $35
  • Payment Plan Termination Fee: $75
  • Delinquent Account Collection Fee: 25% of the outstanding debt
     

Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

How to Apply

Discover all you need to get started with your Carey application. Visit our How to Apply page to learn more about the process, requirements, and more.

Requirements:

  • Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from all U.S. schools must be sent electronically. All U.S. transcripts must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit your school’s website to request an official transcript and be sent electronically to carey.admissions@jhu.edu Please note that transcripts are required from all schools where 15 or more transfer credits were earned. Final transcripts must show the degrees you have earned. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
    • If your school does not participate in an electronic transcript submission system, send official sealed transcripts to the address below:
      • Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
        Office of Admissions
        100 International Drive
        Baltimore, MD 21202
  • Resume
  • 2 Essays
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT/GRE scores - requirement varies by program.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for non-native English speakers. A waiver request form can be found on the online application.

Start your application

For more information, please contact us at carey.admissions@jhu.edu or 410-234-9220.

Deadlines

  Round 1 Round 2 round 3
Application Deadline October 31, 2018 January 9, 2019 April 3, 2019
Carey Decision Date December 18, 2018 March 5, 2019 May 2, 2019
Deposit Deadline January 16, 2019  March 28, 2019 May 23, 2019

 

Find more information about our program deadlines.

Career After Graduation

Our Career Development team is committed to providing opportunities for you to build professional skills and competencies that are essential for success in your career search.

Students in this program aspire to a variety of careers in the finance industry such as investment banking, financial analysis and advising, quantitative analysis, portfolio management and trading in commercial banking and investment banking, investment management firms, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms and international organizations. These are just some of the areas in the financial industry where you can find Carey alumni.

Graduates of the MS in Finance program have gone on to earn positions in finance and accounting, general management, operations, and logistics with the following employers:

  • Agilent Technologies
  • Apple
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Bank of China
  • Citibank
  • CITIC Securities
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Development Bank of Singapore (DBS)
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Fannie Mae
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Home Depot
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • JP Morgan Chase & Company
  • KPMG
  • MetLife
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • Prudential
  • T. Rowe Price
  • United Nations
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • World Bank​

The most recent MS in Finance career data is available here.

Location

With locations overlooking Baltimore's thriving Inner Harbor area, and in Washington D.C.'s Embassy Row, the Carey Business School provides easy access to international businesses opportunities and networking.

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