Understand the Complexities of International Finance

The Master of Science in Financial Management (MSFM) concentration in International Finance at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is designed for professionals whose work involves multinational corporations and global financial markets. The International Finance concentration will address corporate questions pertaining to foreign exchange risk, transaction and translation exposure, and corporate strategy and foreign direct investment, ensuring that you are qualified for jobs in areas of worldwide credit risk evaluation, quantitative strategies for global security selection, risk measurement and mitigation, cash management, and the impact of foreign exchange rates on the cost of capital and budgeting.

Program at a Glance

  • Top 10 Online Program
  • Online and On Campus
  • Part-Time or Full-Time Study
  • 40 Credits
  • 12–20 Months to Completion
  • 7 Core Faculty
  • Tuition & Fees Range—Part-Time Study*: $35,140–$38,500

*Based on 2023–2024 Boston University tuition and fees. Merit scholarship may reduce cost.

Advance Your Career with a Master’s in Financial Management

By learning to navigate through the multinational financial system, understand international portfolio management, and explore the balance of payments and international economic linkages, you will be able to specialize in a highly-desired area of finance at a time of increased cross-border investments and multinational mergers and acquisitions.

Graduates of BU MET’s Financial Management concentration in International Finance will be equipped to perform quantitative analysis to assess transnational organization challenges and address them efficiently. The concentration exposes also students to hands-on analytics of foreign exchange risk, transaction and translation exposure, foreign direct investments, and multinational corporate strategic management.

BU MET is also a participant in the Chartered Financial Analyst® Institute University Affiliation Program. The Financial Management master’s degree curriculum embeds a significant portion of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) and covers the Standards of Practice Handbook, offering excellent preparation for the internationally recognized CFA® Program exams. In addition, scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to enrolled students.

The online Financial Management master’s is ranked #20 among the Best Online Master’s in Finance Programs by Intelligent Report 2022, and recognized for Best Assistantships.
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“The MS in Financial Management curriculum is truly as hands-on as is possible in academic setting. Given that most of MET faculty have corporate experience, either having worked in the industry before becoming full-time academics or currently working full time and teaching as part-time faculty at MET, they bring real-world experience to the classroom.

The financial services are developing with a rapid pace, and our program evolves to meet the challenges and the needs of financial services . . . we teach our students to think, to learn how to learn, and to evolve and excel through implementation.”Irena Vodenska, PhD, CFA, Associate Professor and Director of Finance Programs

Why BU’s Financial Management Degree is Ranked in the Top 10

  • Active Learning Environment: BU MET’s Financial Management program focuses on practical, hands-on education, ensuring you are immersed in all aspects of financial management and related research—education you can apply on the job.
  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s Financial Management master’s program, you benefit from working closely with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as international finance, financial analysis, portfolio management, systemic risk analysis, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, economics, financial markets and institutions, and more.
  • Extensive Network: Study principles of finance alongside peers with solid business experience, learn from faculty who have valuable business contacts, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.
  • Exam Preparation: As a participant in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, the MS in Financial Management curriculum provides excellent preparation for the CFA Program exams. Scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to enrolled students.
  • Waivers for CFA Charterholders: Upon acceptance into the MS in Financial Management program, CFA Charterholders may waive two courses (8 credits), including Corporate Finance (MET AD 731) and one elective course, enabling them to earn the degree by completing just 32 credits.
  • Complimentary Analytics Labs: Two levels of self-paced analytics laboratories offer access to advanced tools and provide opportunities to hone analytics skills using cases that are populated with realistic data.
  • OPT Designated: Eligible graduates on student visas have access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) of 12 months.
  • 15:1 Class Ratio: Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to support.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Flexible Options: Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin fall, spring, and summer; online courses have two starts per term.
  • Track Record: Learn from the best—since 2014, BU MET’s part-time master’s programs in business and management have been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Merit Scholarships: All applicants are automatically considered, and admitted students are nominated based on eligibility.

Master the Concepts of Global Finance

The International Finance concentration is part of BU MET’s MS in Financial Management (MSFM) degree program. The MSFM 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.

Graduate with Expertise

Metropolitan College’s Financial Management master’s degree concentration in International Finance will equip you with:

  • Proficiency in multinational finance quantitative analysis, including international trade and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply mathematical and statistical modeling in financial analytics in the context of multinational financial management.
  • Mastery in forecasting techniques to the analysis of problems of multinational business organizations and performance.
  • The ability to utilize financial statements and foreign exchange derivative instruments to assess and manage currency transactional and translational risk.
  • Knowledge and ability to perform data organization, analysis, and visualization for global finance decision-making.

Certificate-to-Degree Pathway

You can also earn the master’s in Financial Management with a concentration in International Finance by completing the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and the Graduate Certificate in International Finance, plus two courses selected from the MSFM general electives. To be eligible for the degree, you must apply for admission and be accepted into the degree program. Consult with a graduate admissions advisor to learn more about these options.

A total 40 credits is required.

Students must complete the degree core courses, International Finance concentration requirements, and electives.

CFA Charterholders may waive two courses (8 credits), including Corporate Finance (MET AD 731) and one elective course.

Degree Core Courses

(Four courses/16 credits)

International Finance Concentration Requirements

(Four courses/16 credits)

Plus one of the following:

General Electives

(Two courses/8 credits)

Select two from the following list:

Or choose any other graduate-level course selected from other Administrative Sciences offerings or Metropolitan College departments as well as from other Boston University schools and colleges, with an advisor’s approval.

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

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Our part-time rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education.

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