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Master of Science in Finance

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The world of finance has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, thanks to the rise of technology, data and quantitative analysis. For those pursuing a career in corporate finance, trading, portfolio management or elsewhere, success depends on not only a deep knowledge of finance but also on the ability to think more broadly.     

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) offers a curriculum that 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.

The MSF program ties in the latest technology with VSB’s nationally recognized Applied Finance Lab, along with the experience of VSB’s world-class faculty and noteworthy industry executives. With an emphasis on hands-on learning, you will put theory into practice with every class, giving you the confidence to think and respond on a professional level.  

Designed for recent graduates and those with a few years of work experience, the MSF program at VSB also incorporates a strong professional development component with resources and support to help you achieve your short and long-term career objectives. You can enhance your MSF experience further with a fellowship opportunity supporting VSB faculty research efforts.     

The MSF program at VSB has been accepted into the Chartered Financial Analyst (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.

What Our Students Say About the Program

Richard Bohny ’15 MSF

Bohny ’15 MSF

The MSF program allowed me to apply the skills I learned as mechanical engineering undergraduate to the financial world.

Megan Makini  ’18 MSF

Makini  ’18 MSF

The rigorous curriculum and the knowledge gained from our courses is such an advantage when it comes to our careers.

Jonathan Wadowski ’18 MSF

Wadowski ’18 MSF

The MSF program’s curriculum helped me gain proficiency in the financial theory and concepts I use in my day-to-day work.

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Kimberly Kane

Manager, Recruitment
Master of Science in Finance Program