Online Master of Science in Financial Management Concentration in International Finance

The online MS in Financial Management concentration in International Finance is designed for professionals whose work involves multinational corporations and global financial markets. This concentration will address corporate questions pertaining to foreign exchange risk, transaction and translation exposure, and corporate strategy and foreign direct investment, ensuring that graduates are qualified for jobs in areas of credit risk evaluation, quantitative security selection, risk measurement and mitigation, cash management, and impact of foreign exchange rates on cost of capital and budgeting.

By learning to navigate through the multinational financial system, understand international portfolio management, and explore the balance of payments and international economic linkages, students 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.

Students who complete this concentration should be able to understand multinational financial management; explain the concept of equilibrium exchange rates; differentiate between nominal and real exchange rates; define social, political, cultural, and economic country risks; identify basic factors that determine foreign exchange risk for a company; determine the cost of capital for foreign investments; and describe the risks and advantages of international investing.

Students who complete the Financial Management master’s degree concentration in International Finance 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 Master of Science in Financial Management concentration in International Finance 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

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