Flexible nine-month degree to offer a unique blend of financial theory and practice

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Babson College has introduced a nine-month full-time Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, and will be enrolling students to start in fall 2016.

The Master of Science in Finance at Babson is a nine-month program that provides deep financial and quantitative acumen, combined with sophisticated problem-solving, practical application, ethical judgment, and professional development and communication skills. The Babson curriculum offers a unique blend of theory and practice taught by the same award-winning faculty who teach the top-ranked undergraduate and MBA programs.

Babson’s MSF program is designed to allow students to customize their focus, allowing for flexibility in class choice. They will enjoy the benefits of dedicated core courses with MSF peers, while also having the opportunity to learn alongside MBA candidates in an array of elective courses.

In addition to the flexibility of the program, students will have access to the resources, databases, and connections of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, and the mentoring of the Babson finance divisionfaculty.

“MSF degrees allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the industry,” said Babson College Professor and MSF Faculty Director Michael Goldstein. “With one-on-one student mentoring, our unique finance data set and practice course, the resources of our Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, and a customizable curriculum to match student’s interests and career paths, Babson’s new MSF program will prepare students with the skills desired by today’s employers, and help them hit the ground running as finance professionals.”

The program is open to candidates from all undergraduate backgrounds, yet each should have a demonstrated educational or practical foundation in financial accounting, finance, statistics, and microeconomics. The program is targeted to applicants with 0-2 years of work experience so in addition to the GMAT or GRE, SAT and ACT scores will be accepted.

“As a leading institution for business education worldwide, Babson is proud to offer a specialized degree for aspiring and early-career finance professionals,” said Babson College Graduate School Dean Willia​m B. Lamb. “We recognize the demand for sophisticated financial skills in a global economy that is continuously evolving, and are proud to have designed a program that will offer students the benefit of our finance faculty’s deep expertise combined with connection to our network of more than 9,000 alumni in the financial services sector.”

Babson’s location near Boston, Massachusetts, one of the major financial centers of the United States and one of the money management centers of the world, provides many opportunities for interaction with finance professionals. Babson students are routinely placed with such companies as Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Barclays Capital, EMC, Staples, Johnson & Johnson, and Raytheon Company.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top​-rankedcollege for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​ ​as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.


By Shannon Sweeny,, (781) 239-4621 | 04/19/2016 08:00