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Carroll School of Management

Self-Paced Curriculum

Boston College’s self-paced MSF option meets the needs of individuals who wish to continue their careers while pursuing advanced study. While course enrollment is flexible, self-paced students typically complete the program in 20 months by following the curriculum below. Please also reference the Self-Paced Curriculum prerequisite coursework.

YEAR 1/SEMESTER 1 COURSE CREDITS
MFIN8801
(MF801)
Investments 3
MFIN8807
(MF807)
Corporate Finance 3
YEAR 1/SEMESTER 2 COURSE CREDITS
MFIN8820
(MF820)
Management of Financial Institutions 3
MFIN8852
(MF852)
Financial Econometrics 3
YEAR 1/SUMMER 1 COURSE CREDITS
One of the following three:
MFIN8803
(MF803)
Portfolio Theory  
MFIN8860
(MF860)
Derivatives & Risk Management  
MFIN8880
(MF880)
Fixed Income Analysis 3
YEAR 1/SUMMER 2 COURSE CREDITS
Elective
 Any 600 or 800-level CSOM course 3
YEAR 2/SEMESTER 1 COURSE CREDITS
MFIN8881
(MF881)
Corporate Finance Theory 3
One of the following three:  
MFIN8803
(MF803)
Portfolio Theory  
MFIN8860
(MF860)
Derivatives & Risk Management  
MFIN8880
(MF880)
Fixed Income Analysis 3
YEAR 2/SEMESTER 2 COURSE CREDITS
MFIN8808
(MF808)
Financial Policy 3
Elective
 Any 600 or 800-level CSOM course 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
  30

As notated above, all MSF students must complete 2 electives.  These electives can be any 600 or 800-level course offered in the Graduate School of Management. For course descriptions and schedules, see Courses & Schedules.

COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT
The Carroll School is committed to instilling a strong sense of community service in its students. In an effort to align this commitment with the program, all MSF students must complete 10 hours of service to others through meaningful work as volunteers.