Master of Finance

The 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 Finance (MFin) 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 publications.

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.  According to the Graduate Management Admission Council's® (GMAC®) 2014 Corporate Recruiters Survey Report, more employers are seeking Master of Finance graduates in 2014 (up 5% from 2013).

Classes are held in College Park, which is easily accessed from all points throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, which spans from Baltimore to northern Virginia.