Online Master of Science in Financial Management Degree

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.

Awards & Accreditations


AACSB AccreditationAccredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

 

Why Choose BU’s Master of Science in Financial Management?

  • The Financial Management program offers the flexibility of online or on-campus study formats, ensuring that students can earn their degree the way that suits them the best.
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Grad Business 2017In 2018, Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management were ranked #9 among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Boston University is an accredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • The MS in Financial Management program expands upon classic theory taught in traditional MBA courses, providing the insights, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to solve problems in today’s changing financial landscape.
  • Professor Irena Vodenska was the principle investigator for Boston University’s part of the international, multi-institutional “Forecasting Financial Crisis” grant funded by the European Union.

Meet Dr. John Sullivan, one of the faculty members you’ll work with in the Financial Management program.

Career Outlook

Financial Managers

7% increase in jobs through 2024

$117,990 median annual pay in 2015

Economists

6% increase in jobs through 2024

$99,180 median annual pay in 2015

Financial Analysts

12% increase in jobs through 2024

$80,310 median annual pay in 2015

Financial Examiners

10% increase in jobs through 2024

$78,010 median annual pay in 2015

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

10% increase in jobs through 2024

$71,550 median annual pay in 2015

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Money Matters

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) offers competitive tuition rates that meet the needs of part-time students seeking an affordable education. These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education. To learn more about current tuition rates, visit the MET website.

Financial Assistance

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including graduate assistantships (up to $4,200 per semester), scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income. Learn more.

Curriculum

The Boston University Metropolitan College Master of Science in Financial Management consists of ten required online courses (40 credits).*

*Degree requirements may vary for those students transferring credits from previous coursework at Boston University or receiving course waivers due to professional designations.

With appropriate advanced planning, you can use degree electives from your online master’s in Financial Management to satisfy up to two required courses in an Administrative Sciences graduate certificate program—leaving only two additional courses to be completed in order to receive a graduate-level certificate.

Faculty

Irena Vodenska

Irena Vodenska

Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences; Director of Finance Programs
PhD, Boston University; MBA, Vanderbilt University; MS, BS, University of Belgrade

John D. Sullivan

John D. Sullivan

Associate Professor and Chair of Administrative Sciences
PhD, Northeastern University; AM, Harvard University; MBA, Northeastern University; BA, Regis University

Getting Started

To learn more or to contact an enrollment advisor before you get started, request information using the button below and tell us a little about yourself. Someone will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about the program and detail the next steps in earning your degree. You can also start your application or register for a course at Metropolitan College.