Master of Science in 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-designated Master of Science in Finance can help you develop those skills.

At A Glance

Duration 9- and 16-month options
Upcoming Application Deadlines January 7
Location Wellesley, MA
GMAT/GRE Waiver Available? Valid SAT or ACT scores may be submitted instead of GMAT or GRE scores
Visa-Eligible? Yes
Average Work Experience 1-3 years

Master the Financial Side of Business

The full-time Master of Science 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 MSF 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

  • Fast Track: Earn 30 credits in 9 months (2-semester option) or 16 months (3-semester option).
  • Customizable: Half the MSF credits are electives, allowing you to tailor your learning to your specific career interests.
  • GMAT Waiver Available: Valid SAT or ACT scores may be submitted instead of GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Stackable: Apply your MSF credits toward a future Babson graduate degree.
  • 61% International Students
  • 39% Women
  • 33% U.S. Diversity
  • 3.33 Average GPA
  • 626 Average GMAT Score

Learning Goals

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

Technical Skills in Finance

Become proficient in applying quantitative methods and financial analysis techniques in a variety of contexts.

Complex Financial Problem Solving

Tackle complex business and financial problems with analytical tools and well-reasoned recommendations.

Global Financial Context

Understand how past, current, and emerging trends shape our global economy.

Ethical and Professional Standards

Recognize and respond to professional standards and ethical issues and the finance industry.

Master’s in 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 MSF 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

What Makes Babson’s MSF Different?


STEM Designation

Our STEM designation allows international students on an F-1 visa to work in the U.S. for up to 36 months after graduation.


Financial Aid

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

Take the Next Step

Ready to invest in a degree that pays dividends? Let us help you get started. From planning a campus visit to getting your admissions questions answered, our team is with you every step of the way.

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