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Financial Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #70 (ARWU) , MA, | Online
The online Master of Science in Financial Management (MSFM) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College provides students with a specialized education in global finance, including investment analysis and international finance. 


Available on campus and online, the Financial Management master’s program is designed for students seeking careers in corporate finance, financial management, investments, and multinational finance. Many of the program’s courses would also benefit students whose career plans include obtaining a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation.Students in the Master of Science in Financial Management program have the option of choosing a concentration in International Finance or Investment Analysis.Students who complete the master’s degree in Financial Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge applicable to all aspects of finance, including corporate finance, international finance and trade, and investments and derivatives.
  • An understanding of risk–reward characteristics of financial markets and securities.
  • Mastery of quantitative approaches to analysis of domestic and international financial industry challenges in areas of security valuations and risk management.
  • Comprehension of the importance of ethical behavior in all aspects of business, management, and finance.
  • Awareness of significant changes in the global financial regulatory environment, especially after the subprime credit crisis of 2008, and how these changes impact the overall financial system.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Regulation and Ethics
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Corporate Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • You must supply the name and email address of your recommenders in order to submit your application. 
  • A self-evaluation
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended. 
  • A nonrefundable $85 application fee
  • Proof of English proficiency is required
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          52816 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        • National

          52816 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 26408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Boston

        • 1560 - 3240 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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