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About the Program
The MS in Finance Program at the GW School of Business 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. And with access to all DC has to offer – including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Federal Reserve, and US Department of the Treasury – students have unique access to the types of internships and hands-on learning experiences that can define a graduate education and lead to a successful career immediately thereafter.
Program Format and Schedule
The MSF program is a full-time, 48 credit-hour program. Applicants must have an academic background in advanced mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial accounting, managerial finance, and statistics. 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 12 months with the Intensive Track (four classes/semester including summer session), or 24 months with Regular Track (classes paced over 24 months, including two summer sessions) which provides an option for working professionals.
This program is a STEM-designated degree and is available as an MS/MBA dual degree.