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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 to be able to make critical business decisions. Babson’s STEM MSF can help you develop those skills.

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

At A Glance

Duration
9- and 16-month options
Next App Deadline
March 20
Location
Wellesley, MA
Test Requirement
No GRE/GMAT Required
Visa Eligibility
Yes
Avg Work Experience
1–2 Years

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Babson College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
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Master the Financial Side of Business

The full-time Master's 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

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.

Customizable

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
$83,540 

Average U.S. Salary for MSF graduates in 2023

200,000+

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

100%

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

Optimize Your Potential with a Master's in Finance 

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 of Finance graduates: AIG, Citigroup, Charles River Labs, PTC, Staples, TIAA, Wellington Management Company, and more.

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What 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 courses taught by our 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 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 five additional courses:
    • Equities
    • Risk Management
    • Fixed Income
    • Corporate Finance: Evaluating Opportunities
    • Managing Portfolios
  • 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.
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance: Raising Capital
  • Finance in a World of Changing Values
  • Finance for New Ventures
  • FinTech
  • Real Estate Financial Modeling
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Trading Strategies
  • Derivatives: Theory and Practice
  • Babson College Fund (by application only)
  • Investment Banking and Financial Modeling
  • Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Financial Statement Analysis for Managers
  • Financial and Macroeconomics Data Analysis
  • Economic and Financial Forecasting
  • Strategy and Tactics of Pricing
  • Competing on Analytics
  • Machine Learning Methods for Business

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 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.

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Gain Hands-on Expertise

Enrich your 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 seeking.

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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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