MS in Business: Finance
financial crisis on Wall Street and around the globe has forever changed the way
we think about finance. The world of modern finance is now shaped by evolving
regulation, globalization and a renewed focus on corporate responsibility. Now
more than ever, financial planning and decision making depend on understanding
and using the new ideas and tools required in sophisticated financial
management. In the Smith Master of Science in Business: Finance program, you’ll
gain the leading-edge knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s
complex and networked world of finance.
You’ll also learn from some of the best financial minds in the world. Smith
finance faculty have held active roles in advising large financial institutions,
multinational corporations, and government and multi-lateral agencies. In
addition to prestigious academic journals, their research has also appeared in
the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other international business
Core courses provide excellent fundamentals and a large number of electives
allow students the flexibility to become specialists or highly qualified
generalists. You’ll learn how to analyze and direct the financial decisions of
an organization, and gain a fresh understanding and a deep appreciation for the
theoretical foundations of finance today.
Classes are held at our Washington, D.C. campus in the Ronald Reagan Building
& International Trade Center, and in College Park, which are both easily accessed from all points throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan
region, which spans from Baltimore to northern Virginia. The Ronald Reagan
Building is located within walking distance of the White House, U.S. Department
of Treasury headquarters, and other important national landmarks.