The MS in Finance Program at the GW School of Business produces leaders in the field of Finance. The program focuses on risk management, financial engineering, banking, corporate finance, and portfolio analysis and management. It has been designed to combine quantitative and computer skills with financial theory and applications.
The MSF program is a full-time, 48 credit-hour program. Students with very strong backgrounds in a particular subject area can petition to waive a required course, replacing it with an elective as approved by the program director.
Students can complete degree requirements in the following time frames:
Intensive Track: 12 months
Students take four classes per semester to complete the degree in 12 months, including a summer session. The intensive track is available only for students who can devote their full time and attention to the degree program.
Regular Track: 24 months
The regular track, for working professionals, paces classes over 24 months, including two summer sessions.
The MSF degree requires students to complete 48 credits of the required courses. Students with very strong backgrounds in a particular subject area can petition to waive a required course and replace it with an elective, as approved by the program director.