The Villanova Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is a rigorous, 12-month, full-time degree program that includes hands-on interaction with the business world in addition to classroom study. Coursework includes financial theory, financial decision making, applied corporate financial analysis, derivatives, and management of real-world investment funds. MSF classes utilize VSB’s nationally recognized Applied Finance Lab, which provides access to the same advanced resources and real-time information used by Wall Street traders.
The MSF program allows students to earn their degree in only one full-time year of study. In addition, the professional development program provides outstanding support and mentorship to help achieve career objectives within the highly competitive finance industry. The program places strong emphasis on interviewing techniques and networking opportunities.
The MSF program at VSB has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
DeAngelis discusses the difference between a B.S. in Finance and an M.S. in Finance.