12 months
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Finance program at University of Massachusetts Boston teaches advanced financial techniques; students have the opportunity to gain training and exposure in the areas of Fintech, Data science in finance, Risk management, and Quantitative analysis.


The Finance program from University of Massachusetts Boston participates in the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program. This participation signals that our curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA exams. On an annual basis our program awards as many as 10 CFA student scholarships.

What you'll learn

The program emphasizes education on quantitative techniques in finance to meet the increasing demand for such skills in the finance job market. The MSF program is STEM-designated, allowing international students to apply for up to three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the United States upon graduation.

Structure and outcomes

The program is designed for students with different academic backgrounds; a bachelor's degree in finance is not required and can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings, late afternoons, and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week. Graduates with an MSF have been hired by State Street, Fidelity, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and more.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Modeling
  • Portfolio Investment Analysis
  • Derivative Securities
  • Risk Management
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Intermediate Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official GMAT or GRE scores.
  • Essay (Students may write their essay using either the standard essay prompt in the online application or the one below.)Part 1 (up to 300 words): Why are you interested in attending graduate school at UMass Boston?
  • Part 2 (approx. 1,200 words): State a current issue, problem or topic from your intended field of study (This can be specific to your country, state or local community) and discuss your strategic plan as to how you would address the issue and how attending graduate school at UMass Boston will aid you in your pursuits.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • Part time in-state: $787/credit
  • Part time out-of-state: $1,537/credit

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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