A career in finance can take you almost anywhere you want to go—finance is at the core of business decision-making. The fast pace and the complexity of decision-making in today's financial environment make the work endlessly exciting and rewarding. Our innovative MS in Finance program—taught with D'Amore-McKim's signature focus on the tech economy—will prepare you to thrive as a financial expert in an industry being transformed by technology and innovation.
- STEM designation: The quantitative finance curriculum offered for full-time study is STEM-designated.
- Program Structure: Students will complete six core courses and four elective courses.
- Class Schedule: Classes are mostly held in the daytime with a few evening options for full–time students, Monday–Friday. Classes are held in the evenings for part-time students, Monday–Friday.
- Time to Complete: 1 year when studying full-time. 20 months when studying part-time.
Full-Time Quantitative Finance | Program timeline
Part-Time MS in Finance | Typical program timeline
designation offered for full-time study
build knowledge aligned with the Chartered Financial Analyst exams
study options for full-time and part-time course schedules
Technology and innovation are transforming the industry, expanding the definition of what it means to be a financial expert. If you can develop the skills and knowledge necessary to make good financial decisions in these demanding times, you'll become the kind of leader that companies can't afford to do without.
- Prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam with materials integrated into the curriculum
- Build an outstanding peer and alumni network in the financial services industry
- Get personalized career guidance from the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center
- Apply what you've learned in the classroom to a leading company or startup through a graduate co-op.
- Qualify to work in the United States for up to 36 months after you earn your full-time degree, if you're an international student (the full-time format is F-1 visa compliant and STEM designated)
- GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is currently test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GRE or GMAT scores. For more information watch this video, or review our admissions policies.
- English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D'Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
- Where do I apply? Apply for a Boston, MA campus program using this application. D'Amore-McKim leadership has made the decision to temporarily pause enrollment for online study of this degree while we build the curricular framework for the next generation of this program.
- Interview required? By invitation for Boston campus students. Not required for online students.
MS in Quantitative Finance
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Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the MS in Finance program. Under the “Graduate Programs” section, the cost per credit appears next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”
Northeastern's Student Financial Services team will guide you through options to help you finance your graduate education. You can learn more about graduate financial aid options on their website.
Once you become a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you to answer your questions, and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.
D'Amore-McKim and Northeastern University offer a variety of scholarships. You'll automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship. You may also qualify for funding support as an alum, U.S. servicemember, or veteran.
Application Fee Waivers
D'Amore-McKim offers application fee waivers to applicants that meet specific criteria. You can review the policy on the Graduate Application FAQ web page.
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business community stands with our university and its leadership in our dedication to cultivating equity and inclusion for all humankind. Understanding and solving our problems requires constant interaction among people who bring their own diverse contexts and experiences to the conversation. Therefore, we must be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that values the uniqueness of its members, recognizes the power and importance of diversity in our own and surrounding communities, and ensures their engaged participation.
Graduate Student Clubs
There are numerous university-wide and D'Amore-McKim-affiliated student groups that you may wish to join, and several are grounded in building inclusive communities and resiliency. Many of our graduate business students participate in the Graduate Students of Color Collective, Grad Q, and Out in Business.
Participate in community-building programs, lectures, and events offered by Northeastern's cultural centers representing a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, Office of Global Services, and many more.
The MS in Finance at Northeastern—taught two ways: full-time and part-time—is designed to give you a firm grounding in the essentials of finance along with the creative and entrepreneurial mindset you need to navigate the modern financial landscape. The full-time MS in Finance emphasizes the intersection of technology and business analytics with finance, while the part-time MS in Finance is laser-focused on financial theory and practice.
Regardless of which format of our MS in Finance you choose, you'll develop your financial and analytical knowledge and have an opportunity to serve as a manager or analyst in our student-led mutual fund. You'll learn from world-class finance scholars and business leaders who understand today's financial challenges because they've experienced them firsthand.
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