Skip to content

Johns Hopkins University - Part-Time Online Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

The Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University offers an online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree. This program focuses on the role of statistical, computational, and econometric techniques in financial decision making. Subjects covered include portfolio allocation, risk management, analysis of complex financial instruments, company valuation, and corporate finance and governance. In order to prepare students for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam, JHU includes a major portion of the CFA Institute’s Candidate Body of Knowledge into the MS in Finance curriculum. The online program is offered on a part-time basis only, whereas campus programs are both part-time and full-time. Students can complete the 36 credits in two years.

The JHU MS in Finance is mostly online with one 3-day campus residency required for the Business Communications course, at the Harbor East Campus, in Baltimore, MD. Courses are offered in 8-week formats and are generally delivered asynchronously, with some synchronous (real-time) activities required. All university resources are available to online students in addition to specialized services specifically designed for online students. Technical requirements for online students include the use of a computer on which several programs can be loaded, up-to-date virus protection, access to broadband of at least 5 MBPS, a webcam and a headset with a microphone.

The online MS in Finance consists of 16 business foundation credits, 12 finance elective credits, and eight functional core credits. Business foundation courses include Accounting and Financial Reporting; Business Communications; Business Leadership and Human Values; Corporate Finance; Economics for Decision Making; The Firm and the Macroeconomy; Investments; and Statistical Analysis. Functional Core courses include Derivatives; Financial Institutions; Financial Modeling and Valuation; and Fixed Income. Note that some electives are not available online.

Johns Hopkins University is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Carey Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Programs: MS in Finance
Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

MS in Finance

Program Highlights
  • The program incorporates CFA Institute's Candidate Body of Knowledge in preparation for CFA exams
  • The program has a focus on econometric, computational, and statistical techniques and how they affect financial decision making
  • Subjects covered include portfolio allocation, reisk management, analysis of complex financial instruments, company valuation, and corporate finance and governance
Program Overview
Program Structure: Mostly online with one three-day campus residency in Baltimore
Example Courses: Computational Finance; Empirical Finance; Statistical Analysis; Investments; Business Leadership and Human Values
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered in a mostly asynchronous format with some synchronous activities, and one 3-day residency at the Baltimore campus for the Business Communication course
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 36 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 1
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Mutiple start dates throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Part-time only online
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 2 years
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA specified
Testing Requirements: GMAT or GRE required (waiver available)
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$49,320 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,370.00

Visit to Learn More About JHU Carey School of Business's Online MSF Program