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MSF Students in Applied Finance Lab

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 Schedule
    The MSF program is completed in 9 months. You'll earn 30 credits while attending classes full-time with a cohort of highly motivated students.
  • Forward-looking and Flexible-Curriculum
    The Villanova Master of Science (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.

  • Outstanding Faculty
    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 Program
    Professional development is embedded throughout the MSF program to assist sutdents 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.
  • Student-Focused Facilities
    Villanova University’s picturesque 260-acre campus is located on the famed Main Line, just 12 miles west of Philadelphia. Our beautiful suburban campus is easily accessible by car and just a short ride on a regional rail train from Philadelphia. Classes take place in Bartley Hall, an exceptional business learning and technology center. All MSF students access VSB’s nationally recognized Applied Finance Lab,  a simulated trading floor that brings academic theories to life through a combination of real-time and simulated exercises.

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Kimberly Kane

Manager, Recruitment
Master of Science in Finance Program