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.

Program Overview

  • 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

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Part-Time MS in Finance | Typical program timeline

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*May be completed at a flexible pace but is usually completed in two years.

Unique Features

STEM

designation offered for full-time study

CFA

build knowledge aligned with the Chartered Financial Analyst exams

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available modalities

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)

Admissions

  • 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 GRE scores. For more information, 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.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you will find the rate next to “Business Administration.”

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

D'Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

Curriculum

The MS in Finance at Northeastern—taught three ways: full-time, part-time, and online—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 and online MS in Finance are 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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Meet Some Of Our Students

“When I told my friends that you can actually run a real fund here, they couldn't believe it. They had never had that opportunity themselves. It's a really attractive part of the program and gives you experience in investments that a book can't teach you.”

“If you're an international student, [Northeastern] offers many ways to get involved on campus. But you must challenge yourself every day, stay open-minded, and be willing to step out of your comfort zone.”

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Dec 8

Chat with Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions, Dena Snyder, to learn what sets D'Amore-McKim specialty master's programs apart. Ask questions and get details on how to prepare for the upcoming application deadline on January 24.

Dec 21

Chat with our Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions Fernando Antonioli to learn what sets D'Amore-McKim specialty master's programs apart. Ask questions and get details on how to prepare for the upcoming application deadline on January 24.

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