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Northeastern University - Master of Science in Finance with Two Concentrations

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University offers an online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) with two concentrations: Corporate Finance and Investment Finance. The program is designed for experienced finance professionals who want to advance their career while continuing to work. In addition a dual degree option is available as an MS in Finance with an MBA.

The online MS in Finance offers six start dates per year in January, April, May, September, October, and December. The program is 100% online with no campus visits required and can be completed in 16 months, part-time. Students take one course per term, completing core courses the first year, and capstone and electives the second year. GMAT test scores or five years of professional work experience are required for admission.

Northeastern University uses the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) which offers several multimedia tools, and access to lectures, podcasts, readings, assignments, group projects, discussion boards, email, and chat. Courses are offered asynchronously and the experiential, real-world curriculum helps students apply their learning immediately to their profession. Case studies are included in courses to promote the professional practice side of learning. Students also have access to over 245,000 alumni and over 3,000 business partners, providing a wealth of networking opportunities.

The online MS in Finance comprises 30 credits including 18 credits of required courses and 12 credits of electives. Core courses include Financial Theory and Policy; Investment Analysis; Financial Strategy; Analysis of Financial Institutions and markets; Finance Seminar; and International Finance Management. Electives for the concentrations include Financial Risk Management; Fixed Income Securities and Risk; Investment Banking; Mergers and Acquisitions; Business Turnarounds; Valuation and Value Creation; Real Estate Finance and Investment; Personal Financial Planning; and Portfolio Management.

Northeastern University is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Northeastern University: D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Programs: Master of Science in Finance - Corporate Finance, Master of Science in Finance - Investment Finance
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc. (NECHE); The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Master of Science in Finance - Corporate Finance

Program Highlights
  • Students take one course per term, completing core courses the first year and capstone and electives the second year
  • A dual degree option is available as an MS in Finance with an MBA
  • Designed for experienced finance professionals who want to advance their career while continuing to work
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Financial Theory and Policy; Analysis of Financial Institutions and Markets; Investment Analysis; International Finance Management; Financial Strategy
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered fully online through Blackboard, utilizing discussion boards, email, videos, group assignments and individual assignments; professors utilize real-world case studies and examples to bring relevancy to the curriculum
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 16 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GMAT required (unless candidate has 5 years of professional work experience)
Work Experience: Five years professional work experience required
Tuition Costs: ~$48,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,600.00

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Master of Science in Finance - Investment Finance

Program Highlights
  • Designed for working professionals with a background in finance, tax, law, business or accounting who seek to advance their career
  • Specifically focuses on investments, trusts, estates, insurance, and retirement plans
  • The program meets requirements to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with no campus visits required
Example Courses: Planning for Estate Tax Issues; Estate and Gift Taxation; Financial Planning for Insurance; Financial Planning for Investments; Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Instruction Methods: Courses are delivered fully online through Blackboard, most in a five-week format; NEU fosters peer interaction so that students learn from each other through real-world scenarios in group projects, discussion boards, and via email
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 0
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Six starts throughout the year
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 16 months
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Five years professional work experience required
Tuition Costs: ~$48,000 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,600

Visit onlinebusiness.northeastern.edu to Learn More About Northeastern University Online MSF Programs