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University of Massachusetts Boston

18 months
18217 USD/year
15193 USD/year
9444 USD/year
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Come study in Boston's only public business school.The University of Massachusetts Boston Master of Science in Finance is a STEM designated, 10 course (30 credits) degree. As a participant of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation Program, our curriculum parallels the CFA Program candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).

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The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week.

International students will be required to maintain full-time student status (minimum of 3 courses per semester). 

Students will be required to select from 2 tracks, General Finance or Investment Management & Quantitative Finance.

Programme Structure

General Finance Track:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modeling
  • International Financial Management 
  • Portfolio Investment Analysis

Investment Management & Quantitative Finance Track

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


Our MSF students are interested in pursuing positions in corporate finance as a financial analyst, investment analysis, portfolio managers, and preparing for the CFA exam.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
3.4 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
156 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
520 (required)
550 (recommended)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At the time of enrollment, a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of recognized standing or an international equivalent.
    • Official transcripts for all institutions where you have earned more than 6 credits. 
    • Online Application and Fee: $60 for domestic applicants and $100 for international applicants, paid by Visa or MasterCard
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18217 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18217 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    15193 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15193 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    9444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9444 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.


The College of Management at UMass Boston is offering a fellowship to exceptional International applicants admitted to the College of Management.

 This is a merit-based Fellowship in the amount of $5,000 in total to be determined based on an applicant’s admission materials including prior academic performance and/or application exam scores. 

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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