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Master the Financial Side
of Business

The financial industry has changed dramatically in recent years. Shifting regulatory regimes, the growing complexity of global trade, and the rise of mobile banking are just a few of the industry's new realities. Being able to adapt accordingly can propel your future in the field — and that is exactly what Northeastern University's Online Master's in Finance can prepare you to do.

Designed for busy professionals, our Online Master's in Finance can equip you with the graduate-level knowledge and management foundation to unlock new opportunities for growth in your company — and in your career.

  • Complete coursework 100% online — no residencies required.
  • Earn your degree in as few as 16 months while continuing to work.
  • Study at an AACSB and regionally accredited business school.
  • Choose from 2 tracks: Corporate Finance or Investment Finance.
  • Consider our dual degree option — Online Master's in Finance/MBA.
  • Leverage our focus on professional experience — GRE/GMAT not required for admission.
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Why Earn Your Online Master of Science in Finance?

Increasing Need for Financial Graduates

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Technological innovation and ever-shifting economic environments continue to transform the role of finance in global business. As a result, employers worldwide seek qualified financial experts who can diversify their financial portfolios, effectively minimize risks, maximize return on investments, and sustain growth. A Master’s Degree in Finance can provide the foundation to meet these demands and secure your place as an industry leader.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects several financial occupations to grow steadily through 2022:

26% projected growth (faster than average)
14% projected growth
9% projected growth
27% projected growth (much faster than average)
16% projected growth (faster than average)
19% projected growth (faster than average)
11% projected growth
Actuary
Economist
Financial Manager
Financial Advisor
Financial Analyst
Management Analyst
Securities Sales Agent
Actuary
26% projected growth (faster than average)
Economist
14% projected growth
Financial Manager
9% projected growth
Financial Advisor
27% projected growth (much faster than average)
Financial Analyst
16% projected growth (faster than average)
Management Analyst
19% projected growth (faster than average)
Securities Sales Agent
11% projected growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Ideal for experienced finance professionals preparing for advancement or motivated individuals seeking a career change, Northeastern University’s Online Master of Science in Finance can equip you with the foundational knowledge and real-world experience to achieve your goals.

Why Choose Northeastern University's Online Master of Science in Finance?

Earn a Degree That Makes a Statement

How can you prepare to become a strategic planner, problem solver, and innovative leader in the finance field? Earn your Online Master of Science in Finance degree from a top-ranked and AACSB-accredited business school.

Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business has a distinguished history and a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The dedicated faculty members who deliver our online Master’s in Finance program are accomplished scholars and experts in finance. With their guidance, you’ll complete a highly immersive and comprehensive curriculum that expertly blends current financial theory with real-world business practice.

Northeastern is a global leader in practice-based education, and we continuously advance our methods to meet your ever-changing needs. We foster a rich culture of experiential learning and entrepreneurial thinking that allows you to put ideas into action, discover your passion, and grow intellectually.

Why is this so important? Because learning is more than just studying; learning is doing.

Choose Northeastern University for your online Master of Science in Finance, and prepare to do more, be more, and achieve more than you ever thought possible.
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Advance your expertise.

Learn the essentials of finance and cultivate the high-level knowledge to drive financial strategy, increase shareholder value, support flexible operating models, minimize risks, and maximize revenues.

Prepare for leadership.

Explore the advanced communication skills necessary to lead teams, address complex financial challenges, and collaborate with business leaders in a global context.

Learn from the best.

Interact with and learn from an award-winning faculty of experienced finance professionals.

Study on your schedule.

Benefit from the Master of Science in Finance’s innovative online format—accessible anywhere and anytime you’re connected to the Internet.

Create a global network.

Collaborate with virtual classmates from across the finance spectrum and gain access to Northeastern’s network of more than 200,000 distinguished alumni.

Graduate Spotlight

  • Marcy Reyes, MSF, 2014

“What Impact Does a Northeastern Online Graduate Business Degree Have on Students?”

Video spotlights featuring:
  • Kevin Sahotsky, MBA, 2013
  • Amy Brown, MBA, 2013
  • Brian Pelligrini, MSF, 2013
  • Isabela Piza Danielsen, MBA, 2013
  • Jordan Erskine, MBA, 2013
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Who Should Choose Northeastern University's Online Master of Science in Finance?

Build Your Professional Equity

Earning your online Master’s Degree in Finance from Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business can provide you with the foundation and competitive edge you need to define the direction of your career.

Consider our program if you:

Want to expand your expertise in finance (portfolio management, corporate finance, investment or commercial banking, securities analysis, mutual funds, or personal financial planning)

Possess strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills

Recognize the value of an advanced degree to enhance your professional capability, credibility, and marketability

Appreciate connections with other business professionals whose experience and perspectives can mutually enrich learning

Faculty

We're in the Business of Shaping Leaders

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The esteemed faculty at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business are accomplished scholars and industry experts in finance, accounting, taxation, and business. In addition to bringing a remarkable level of real-world experience and cutting-edge research into your online classrooms, they also bring an unwavering commitment to your success. They’ll strive to engage you in high-level discussions and challenge you to put academic theory into action. This combination of direct experience and applied research helps make Northeastern’s online Master’s in Finance both practical and relevant.

Get to know a few of them now by watching these short videos:

Professor Emery A. Trahan, PhD, CPA, CFA
Professor of Finance and Finance Group Coordinator

Get to know a few of them now by watching these short videos:

Nicole M. Boyson, PhD
Associate Professor of Finance

Career Paths for Finance Graduates

Put Your Financial Knowledge to Work

Finance is the life force of business, and professionals with an in-depth knowledge of the field are assets to leading employers worldwide. Explore some of the possible careers a Master’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business can help you attain when coupled with appropriate work experience:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Commercial Lending Officer
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Finance Officer
  • Director of Finance
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Management Analyst
  • Mutual Fund Analyst
  • Private Wealth Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Underwriter

As a graduate of our online Master’s in Finance degree, you can apply your financial knowledge in:

  • Fortune 500 and mid-cap corporations
  • Government Agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Insurance agencies
  • Real estate companies
  • Venture capital and private equity firms