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Master 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 MSF, a STEM-designated program, can help you develop those skills.


Average U.S. Salary for MSF graduates in 2023


Projected STEM management roles in the U.S. by 2024


accepted a job offer within 6 months of graduating, of those seeking employment in 2023

No GMAT/GRE? No problem. There is no GMAT/GRE requirement for 2024 entry.

At A Glance

9- and 16-month options
Next App Deadline
April 24
Wellesley, MA
Test Requirement
No GRE/GMAT Required
Visa Eligibility
Avg Work Experience
1–2 Years


Babson College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Learn more about our accreditations

Master the Financial Side of Business

The full-time Master's in Finance Degree (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. Plus, gain practical know-how through experiential learning opportunities like managing part of Babson’s endowment and consulting for a range of businesses.

Fast Facts

Start Date

Late August

Fast Track

Earn 30 credits in nine months (two-semester option) or 16 months (three-semester option). Both options begin in late-August.


Tailor your experience to your specific career interests with 12 degree credits spent on electives of your choice.

  • 38% Women
  • 69% International Students
  • 16% Domestic Students of Color
  • Average GPA: 3.47
  • Average Work Experience: 1–2 Years

Optimize Your Potential with a Master's in Finance Degree

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


What Babson MSF Graduates Are Doing

  • Associate Financial Leadership Development Program
  • Business Development Analyst
  • Commercial Real Estate Analyst
  • Customer Relationship Advocate
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banking Analyst
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Technology Development Manager
  • VC Investment Analyst

Full-time Outcomes

Master of Finance Curriculum

Get a blend of theory and practice in Master's in Finance courses taught by our award winning faculty from our top-ranked undergraduate and MBA programs. Babson’s Masters of Finance program provides uncommon flexibility: you will take a required 18-credit core, and use your remaining 12 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 Master's in Finance 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 

Learning Goals

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

Technical Skills in Finance

Learn to apply quantitative methods and financial analysis techniques across a variety of contexts, including the statistical analysis of financial and economic data, valuing corporate investment decisions, fixed income and derivative securities, and more.

Complex Financial Problem Solving

As a Babson MSF graduate, you will confidently learn to extract salient issues from complex problems, identify appropriate analytical techniques, apply judgment, and propose well-reasoned recommendations.

Ethical and Professional Standards

You’ll be prepared to recognize and respond to the ethical issues that arise in the financial profession and financial practice, as well as understand the professional standards in financial fields, and how these may vary.

Begin to Transform Your Career Today

A Peek Inside a Babson 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.

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Gain Hands-on Expertise

Enrich your Babson MSF classroom experience with hands-on learning opportunities through the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. With a wide selection of programs and resources, including the state-of-the-art finance lab, as well as thought leadership events and mentorship opportunities, you’ll gain the marketable skills and experiences that employers are searching for.

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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. Assistant Professor of Finance Luke Stein earned the prestigious 2022, Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence, which is awarded to one graduate professor each year. 

Meet the MSF Faculty

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