Master of Science in Financial Management

The Master of Science in Financial Management (MSFM) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) 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.

MET is a participant in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Financial Management graduate 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 Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program exams. In addition, scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to enrolled students.

Students in the Master of Science in Financial Management program have the option of choosing a concentration:

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.

*Chartered Financial Analyst is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

MS in Financial Management Program Options

The MS in Financial Management is available on campus and in the following formats:

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Rui Wang

Rui Wang
MS in Financial Management concentration in Investment Analysis (MET’19)
Bachelor of Food Quality and Safety, Northeast Agricultural University

Is there a particular course or project within the curriculum that you would like to highlight? Why does it stand out?
My favorite course was Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (MET AD 717), because it is so useful for finance practitioners in a variety of positions, and I believe it will help me earn my CFA certification. Even though I have finished the course, I continue to study it deeply. It involved knowledge of financial institutions, equity evaluation, fixed income analysis, and portfolio management for financial institutions and high net-worth individuals. I used much of what I learned in this course during my summer internship. One of my responsibilities was to develop and implement investment strategies for clients. My senior manager was satisfied with my work writing an IPS (Investment Policy Statement) and strategizing asset allocation and portfolio management plans for clients.