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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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)

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 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 

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 9, 2023Jan. 10September
Feb. 1, 2024March 21September
March 21, 2024*May 2September
May 9, 2024June 13September
*March 21, 2024 deadline is the final deadline for international candidates who require a new F-1 or J-1 visa

Tuition

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.”

Financial Aid

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.

Scholarships

D'Amore-McKim and Northeastern University offer a variety of scholarships. You'll automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship or our Latin American Achievers Scholarship. You may also qualify for funding support as an alumU.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

Campus Resources

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 CenterLatinx Student Cultural CenterAsian American CenterOffice of Global Services, and many more.

Curriculum

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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Meet our students

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A D1 hockey player skates toward an investment banking career

“The practical focus of the program was really appealing to me. The curriculum is designed to give students a strong foundation in finance theory and analytical tools and to teach us to apply that knowledge to real-world situations. This emphasis was important to me–I want to work in finance and be prepared to hit the ground running after graduation. The MS in Finance seemed like the perfect fit.” Says Alex Mella, MS in Finance'22
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Securing his dream job and forging a career in finance backed by practical experience

“I always had a dream to work on Wall Street. During my time as a financial analyst, I realized that I would need more knowledge and to educate myself further to build a successful finance career in the United States. I ultimately decided to pursue my Master's because I was confident that it would provide me a step up in the finance world and job competition.” Says Ayush Goel, MS in Quantitative Finance'22
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