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Graduate Curriculum

The finance curriculum gives you a strong business foundation and the entrepreneurial mindset needed to overcome obstacles and create opportunities in financial services organizations of all types and sizes.

The financial world is the foundation of the global economy, and the world is rapidly evolving. Organizations of all kinds need resourceful finance professionals able to make critical business decisions. Babson’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance can help you develop those skills.

Finance Concentration for MBA Students 

The Finance Concentration develops your competencies in financial tools and analysis, prepares you to lead with sound decisions, and provides the connections you need to build your network in the financial services industry.

Requirement – Students must select a total of 12 credits from the below course listing

  • FIN7502 Capital Markets (3 credits)
  • FIN7503 Equities (3 credits)
  • FIN7504 Risk Management (3 credits)
  • FIN7508 Financial Services and Institutions (3 credits)
  • FIN7509 International Finance (1.5 credits)
  • FIN7511 Corporate Finance: Raising Capital (3 credits)
  • FIN7513 Fixed Income (3 credits)
  • FIN7516 Corporate Finance: Evaluating Opportunities (3 credits)
  • FIN7517 Financing and Valuing Sustainability (3 credits)
  • FIN7518 Managing Portfolios (3 credits)
  • FIN7519 Personal Financial Management (3 credits)
  • FIN7523 Energy Markets Business Models and Opp (1.5 credits)
  • FIN7525 Finance for New Ventures (3 credits)
  • FIN7526 Corporate Governance and Financial Compliance (1.5 credits)
  • FIN7527 Real Estate Financial Modeling (3 credits)
  • FIN7528 Behavioral Finance (3 credits)
  • FIN7545 Financial Trading Strategies (3 credits)
  • FIN7550 Derivatives: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
  • FIN7565 Real Estate Fundamentals (1.5 credits)
  • FIN7570 Real Estate Finance (1.5 credits)
  • FIN7572 Babson College Fund (6 credits, students must apply)
  • FIN7573 Investment Banking (3 credits)
  • FIN7578 Real Estate Development (1.5 credits)

Please note that FIN7566 (Real Estate Transactions) and FIN9510 (Residential Real Estate) do not count towards the finance concentration.  Any exceptions to concentration requirements must be approved by the Finance Division Chair.

To help students prepare for careers in finance, the Finance Division offers suggested tracks of courses in either Investments or Corporate Finance. These tracks and course recommendations, while not required, are strongly suggested.

  • The Investments track is designed for students to better understand how securities issued by companies are valued, traded, and combined into portfolios to achieve investment objectives. It helps prepare students for a variety of careers including securities analysis, portfolio management, sales and trading, wealth management, private equity and venture capital.
  • The Corporate Finance track is designed to help students better understand how to create shareholder value by making effective investment and financing decisions within firms both large and small. This concentration helps prepare students for a variety of roles including strategic planning, financial analysis, treasury management, and investor relations.

Supplemental coursework

In addition to the courses listed above, we recommend that Finance concentrators supplement their Finance coursework with relevant courses from other disciplines. These classes will not count toward the concentration but will provide valuable perspective and/or complementary skills. Some great choices include the following:

  • ACC7500 Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
  • ACC7540 Measuring and Managing Strategic Results
  • ECN7520 Economic and Financial Forecasting
  • QTM7575 Financial Modeling

Additional information

For information on the coursework in the concentration and possible career paths, please contact Associate Professor Jerome Taillard.

For more detailed course descriptions go to Graduate Courses.​​