The Villanova Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program provides you with an advanced finance education, incorporating experiential and applied components to increase your value in the job market. Through this program, you can earn a master’s degree in nine months of study beyond your baccalaureate degree.
MSF Program Highlights
- Accelerated Nine-Month Schedule
The MSF program is completed in nine months. You'll earn 30 credits while attending classes full time with a cohort of highly motivated students.
- Forward-looking and Customizable Curriculum
The MSF curriculum combines a solid foundation in finance with exposure to the areas reshaping finance today. Over the span of two semesters, you will take an intensive course load of financial theory and principles, followed by an opportunity to explore a variety of electives in statistics, analytics, quantitative finance, investment management, real estate, machine learning, coding and more. Students have the opportunity to choose electives that will help them achieve their individual professional goals.
The program also includes professional development and a focus on leadership, negotiation and communication skills that complement students’ technical knowledge and prepare them for longer-term advancement opportunities.
- Faculty Dedicated to Your Success
The program’s faculty members are a dedicated group of teachers, researchers and consultants with a wide range of areas of expertise. They understand the demands of the marketplace and how to prepare you to meet them.
- Top-Notch Students
The program is developed for students who excel within the highly quantitative learning environment that this program provides. Class sizes are small so that you can build strong relationships with your peers and faculty members.
- Professional Development and Career Support
Professional development is embedded throughout the MSF program to assist students in preparing for a career within the highly competitive field of finance. In addition, the program focuses on leadership, negotiation and communication skills that will complement students' technical knowledge and prepare them for longer-term advancement opportunities. Learn more about the MSF Professional Development Program.
- Leading-Edge Facilities with Access to Wall Street
Villanova University’s campus is located on a 260-acre campus, 12 miles/19 kilometers west of Philadelphia. Three campus rail stops provide quick access to Philadelphia. Villanova is also conveniently close to New York and Washington, D.C. MSF students take classes in Bartley Hall and have access to the 1,500-square-foot Gmelich Lab for Financial Markets, designed with the latest technology used in finance, real estate, analytics and management information systems.