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. Students will be equipped to perform quantitative analysis to assess transnational organization challenges and address them efficiently. This concentration exposes students to hands-on analytics of foreign exchange risk, transaction and translation exposure, foreign direct investments, and multinational corporate strategic management. Graduates will be qualified for jobs in 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.

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.

Metropolitan College is a participant in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This membership acknowledges that our MSFM degree and concentration curricula embed a significant portion of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) and cover the Standards of Practice Handbook, offering excellent preparation for the internationally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Program exams.

Students who complete the Financial Management master’s degree concentration in International Finance will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in multinational finance quantitative analysis, including international trade and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Awards & Accreditations

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


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

  • CFA UAP LogoMET Financial Management programs offer excellent preparation for the internationally recognized Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program exams. As part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, MET’s Master of Science in Financial Management curriculum embeds a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and covers the Standards of Practice Handbook.
  • Through our CFA affiliation, scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to students enrolled in the MS in Financial Management program.
  • 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.
    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 2024In 2024, Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management were ranked #6 among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The 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.
  • 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 principal investigator for Boston University’s part of the international, multi-institutional “Forecasting Financial Crisis” grant funded by the European Union.

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

Career Outlook

Financial Managers

19% increase in jobs through 2026

$125,080 median annual pay in 2017


6% increase in jobs through 2026

$102,490 median annual pay in 2017

Financial Analysts

11% increase in jobs through 2026

$84,300 median annual pay in 2017

Financial Examiners

10% increase in jobs through 2026

$81,690 median annual pay in 2017

Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents

6% increase in jobs through 2026

$63,780 median annual pay in 2017

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2017-18 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 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.


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.


Irena Vodenska

Irena Vodenska

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

Jim Stodder

Jim Stodder

Visiting Professor of the Practice, Administrative Sciences
PhD, Yale University; MSc, University of Essex; BA, Yale University

Bill McGue

Bill McGue

Lecturer, Administrative Sciences; Online Program Coordinator
MS, Boston University; BA, Bentley College

Ivan Julio

Ivan Julio

Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences
PhD, University of New Orleans; MSc, Arizona State University; Licentiate in Economics, National University of Córdoba

San Chee

San Chee

Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences
MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MS, Boston University

Alexander Becker

Alexander Becker

Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences
Coordinator, Finance Programs
PhD, Boston University; Diplom-Physiker, University of Duisburg-Essen

Getting Started

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