Finance, Master | Online (optional) | Harvard University | Cambridge, United States
12 months
35760 USD/year
35760 USD/year
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Choose Harvard University to gain a solid foundation in the principles of Finance, becoming well informed of topics critical to financial planning, implementation, measurement, and investment.


Key learning outcomes

Through the Harvard University master's degree in the field of Finance you:
  • Gain an understanding of core elements of organizational finance decisions, including accounting and financial statement analysis, principles of finance, investments, corporate finance, and business evaluations.
  • Build advanced knowledge of economic theory, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, international markets, and risk management.
  • Develop quantitative and problem-solving skills in resolving complex financial decisions through a local, regional, and global lens.

Program overview

The degree includes 12 courses, with at least four taken on campus. Weekend on-campus options are available.

  • Get started. You begin by completing three stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While completing your third degree course, you submit the admission application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online, year round in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take four courses on campus. Weekend on-campus options available.
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Finance.

Programme Structure

12 Graduate Courses
  • 1 principles or managerial finance course
  • 1 financial or managerial accounting course
  • 1 organizational behavior or business rhetoric course
  • 1 financial statement analysis course
  • 1 investment theory course
  • 1 corporate finance course
  • 1 business valuation course
  • 1 strategy course
  • 4 finance electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus, Online
  • Regular mandatory meetings

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions: Earn Your Way In

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following three, graduate-level degree courses (available online):

  • 1 microeconomics or economics of business course
    • Before registering, you'll need to pass our online test of critical reading and writing skills or complete EXPO 34 Business Rhetoric with a grade of B or higher.
  • 1 principles or managerial finance course
  • 1 statistics course

The three courses don't need to be taken in a particular order or in the same semester, but each course must be completed with a grade of B or higher, without letting your overall Harvard cumulative GPA dip below 3.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35760 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    35760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35760 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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