Program Information

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The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at VSB 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 a single full-time year of study beyond your Baccalaureate degree.

MSF Program Highlights

  • Innovative Schedule
    This unique lock-step cohort program allows you to complete the MSF in one year. Over the course of 12 months, you acquire 33 credits while attending classes with the same group of highly motivated students.
  • Rigorous Curriculum
    The MSF curriculum provides students with a depth and degree of finance far greater than that provided in traditional MBA programs. Courses cover a wide variety of topics, including financial decision making under uncertainty, applied corporate financial analysis, and management of real-world investment funds.
  • 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
    This newly established MSF program provides a strong emphasis on interview techniques and networking opportunities. The purpose of the program is to support your commitment to your career objectives within the highly competitive finance industry.
  • 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.