Master of Finance

As of May 15, 2020, Maryland Smith is no longer accepting specialty master's applications from international students who are not currently in the US due to visa processing time constraints.

Maryland Smith’s Master of Finance (MFin) program gives you the advanced skills you’ll need to launch an exciting career in finance.

  • Explore key finance concepts and learn the latest industry technologies, such as Python and R
  • Combine the theories you learn in class with projects and experiences that mirror what you'll do in the workplace
  • Learn useful skills that can prepare you to take the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exams
  • Gain career insights from Maryland Smith’s finance career coaches and professors with years of relevant business experience

  • Complete your degree in 2, 3 or 4 Semesters
  • Total of 30 Credits
  • Two Specialized Tracks
    • Financial Analysis and Risk Management
    • Asset Management

Take Advanced Courses

Financial Strategy for Corporations

Explore how to strategically tackle the complex challenges firms face when their capital and external finances change.

Institutional Asset Management

Learn how pension, mutual, hedge and private equity funds are managed.

Machine Learning in Finance

Discover how to apply advanced data management techniques, and focus on developing the analytical models widely used within the finance industry.

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“There are professors at Smith who are renowned across the world for their theories in finance. It was a unique opportunity to learn material from people who were creating those theories.”

Yulia Ogorodova

Master of Finance ’15
VP of Asset Management; Independence Realty Trust, Inc.

Source: Financial Times, 2018