Master of Finance

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

At A Glance

Duration 9- and 16-month options
Upcoming Application Deadline January 11
Location Wellesley, MA
Test Optional? Yes
Visa-Eligible? Yes
Average Work Experience 1-3 years

Master the Financial Side of Business

The full-time Masters Degree in Finance (MSF) at Babson provides in-depth financial and quantitative knowledge. Match that with sophisticated problem solving, practical application, ethical judgment, and professional development and communication skills for a well-rounded degree. Your Master of Finance program cohort comes from all undergraduate and graduate backgrounds. During your electives, expand your network by taking classes with more experienced MBA and master’s students. Develop strong relationships with faculty and advisors, who are here to support you with individualized mentoring.

Fast Facts

  • STEM-Designated. International students on an F-1 visa may be eligible for a 24-month extension of post-completion OPT to work in the U.S.
  • Fast Track: Earn 30 credits in 9 months (2-semester option) or 16 months (3-semester option).
  • Customizable: Half the MSF degree credits are electives, allowing you to tailor your learning to your specific career interests.
  • Stackable: Apply your Master of Finance credits toward a future Babson graduate degree.
  • Career Support: In 2019, 91% of job-searching MSF graduates were employed 6 months after graduation, and 68% of international MSF students accepted positions in the United States.

What Makes Babson’s MSF Degree Different?

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STEM Designation

Our STEM designation allows international students on an F-1 visa to apply for a STEM optional practical training (OPT) extension to work in the U.S. for up to 36 months after graduation.

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Financial Aid

79% of our specialized master’s program students receive institutional grants/scholarships.

  • 66% International Students
  • 41% Women
  • 36% Domestic Students of Color
  • Average GPA: 3.34
  • Average GMAT Score: 608
  • Average Work Experience: 3 Years

Learning Goals

By the time you complete your degree, you will build skills in four distinct areas.

Technical Skills in Finance

Babson MSF graduates are proficient in applying quantitative methods and financial analysis techniques in a variety of contexts. These include statistical analysis of financial and economic data; valuing corporate investment decisions; valuing firms; and valuing a variety of financial instruments including equities, fixed income, and derivative securities.

Complex Financial Problem Solving

Babson MSF graduates appreciate the ambiguity that surrounds the most interesting business and financial problems. They are adept at extracting salient issues from a complex problem, identifying appropriate analytical techniques, applying judgment, and proposing well-reasoned recommendations.

Global Financial Context

Babson MSF graduates understand the financial context and use this understanding to optimize their analyses and recommendations. They are familiar with a wide range of financial instruments, how those instruments are traded and priced, and relevant regulatory constructs. They also are familiar with past, current, and emerging financial issues in the global economy.

Ethical and Professional Standards

Babson MSF graduates are prepared to recognize and respond to ethical issues that arise in the financial profession and financial practice. They also understand professional standards in financial fields, and how these may vary.

Master of Finance Curriculum

Get a blend of theory and practice in courses taught by the award-winning faculty from our top-ranked undergraduate and MBA programs. Babson’s Master of Finance program provides uncommon flexibility: you will take a required 15-credit core, and use your remaining 15 credits to explore electives in finance and other disciplines based on your interests and career goals.

  • Financial Data Analysis and Practice will prepare you for the world of finance. Learn how to access and analyze financial data, code financial models in Python, create and communicate financial reports, and follow best practices in a variety of finance professions.
  • Complete your core with four additional courses:
    • Capital Markets
    • Corporate Finance: Evaluating Opportunities
    • Derivatives: Theory and Practice
    • Fixed Income
  • Manage a portion of the Babson College Endowment with the Babson College Fund, a 2-semester course that offers a rare opportunity to develop investment research and portfolio management skills.
  • Work with a team of 3–5 MSF students on a consulting project with a business or investment client through Babson’s Management Consulting Field Experience course.
  • Babson College Fund
  • Business Intelligence, Analytics, & Visualization
  • Corporate Finance: Raising Capital
  • Data Science and Business Analytics
  • Economic and Financial Forecasting
  • Equities
  • Finance for New Ventures
  • Financial Decision Tools and Modeling
  • Financial Macroeconomic Data Analysis
  • Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis for Managers
  • Financial Trading Strategies
  • Financing and Valuing Sustainability
  • Independent Research in Finance
  • Investment Banking and Financial Advisory
  • Managing Portfolios
  • Measuring and Managing Strategic Results
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Risk Management
  • Strategy and Tactics of Pricing

A Peek Inside an MSF Class

More Babson alumni go into finance than any other field. One thing they share in common? The courses and resources for finance students at Babson.

 

Get to Know Your Professors

Professors at Babson are CFAs, founders of investment firms, advisors to the SEC, and more, but most importantly, they are educators. Senior lecturer Patrick Gregory brings a wealth of finance industry experience to his classes, including The Babson College Fund, one of the most popular electives. 

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Alumni Outcomes

Join more than 9,000 Babson alumni who work in financial services. Wondering what kind of masters of finance salary and outcomes you can expect? Here are just a few of the organizations that employ Master of Finance graduates: AIG / Citigroup / Charles River Labs / PTC / Staples / TIAA / Wellington Management Company, and more.

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