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The MSF Program at Boston College is designed to meet the diverse needs of finance professionals, recent undergraduates beginning their careers in finance, and mathematicians, economists, engineers, computer scientists, and others who are considering a new career in the world of finance.

Two scheduling options are available:

  • Full-Time: the full-time option allows you to complete the MSF in one full year of study. Full-time students typically take four classes in each the fall and spring semesters, and finish their degrees by taking two classes during the summer.
  • Part-Time: the part-time option offers a flexible schedule, enabling you to earn your degree while continuing to advance your career. Part-time students take two classes per semester on average. At this pace, the total duration of the program will be approximately 20 months.

All MSF candidates must satisfy the prerequisite requirements prior to entering the program. During the course of the program, all MSF students must complete 10 hours of community service work. MSF students with prior Finance coursework may be eligible for course waivers. For details on course waiver eligibility and the process, please click here.

 

7 Core Courses

1. MFIN8801: Investments

2. MFIN8807: Corporate Finance

3. MFIN8820: Management of Financial Institutions

4. MFIN8852: Financial Econometrics

Typical first semester courseload for full-time MSF students

5. MFIN8803: Active Portfolio Management (pre-req MFIN8801: Investments) - offered in Spring and Summer

6. MFIN8860: Derivatives & Risk Management (pre-req MFIN8801: Investments) - offered in Spring and Summer

7. MFIN8881: Advanced Corporate Finance (pre-req MFIN8807: Corporate Finance) - offered in Spring only

3 Elective Courses

  • These electives must be at the MFIN66XX or MFIN88XX level
  • MFIN77XX level courses are for Full-time MBA students only
  • Electives may have more than one pre-requisite. Please check Agora under "Course Information and Schedules" for specifics.
  • Other elective choices require department permission from Professor Michael Barry (barrymj@bc.edu)

Course waivers: contact Prof. Michael Barry (barrymj@bc.edu) prior to the deadline of August 1

7 Core Courses

1. MFIN8801: Investments

2. MFIN8807: Corporate Finance

3. MFIN8820: Management of Financial Institutions

4. MFIN8852: Financial Econometrics

5. MFIN8860: Derivatives & Risk Management (pre-req MFIN8801: Investments)

6. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (pre-req MFIN8801: Investments)

    a. MFIN8803: Active Portfolio Management

    b. MFIN8880: Fixed Income Analysis

7. CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (pre-req MFIN8807: Corporate Finance)

    a. MFIN8808: Financial Policy

    b. MFIN8881: Advanced Corporate Finance (spring semester only)

    c. MFIN8821: Corporate Valuation & Restructuring (fall semester only)

3 Elective Courses

  • These electives must be at the MFIN66XX or MFIN88XX level
  • MFIN77XX level courses are for Full-time MBA students only
  • Electives may have more than one pre-requisite. Please check Agora under "Course Information and Schedules" for specifics.
  • Other elective choices require department permission from Professor Michael Barry (barrymj@bc.edu)

Course waivers: contact Prof. Michael Barry (barrymj@bc.edu) prior to the deadline of August 1

Community Service

The Carroll School has a proud tradition of service to our community. In keeping with that tradition and with our Jesuit heritage, all Carroll School graduate students must fulfill a requirement to serve others through meaningful work as volunteers. Learn more about the Community Service requirement.