2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 03, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Finance, MSF


Graduate Program

The Clark University M.S.F. program is a rigorous curriculum focusing on the skills and knowledge required to apply advanced financial theories to complex financial management problems. To be successful in this program, students need to have strong mathematical skills, along with required prerequisite course work in the following areas:

  • Calculus
  • Economic Theory
  • Statistics


Graduate Program Requirements

The M.S.F. degree is usually offered as a full-time cohort program, completed in three or four semesters.

Students are required to complete three prerequisite courses prior to their start in the MSF program. Undergraduate economic theory, calculus and statistics courses with a grade of B or higher will meet the prerequisites. If students are missing any prerequisites, they will be required to enroll in the the missing prerequisite course(s) through Clark University prior to starting in the MSF program.

The curriculum for the M.S.F. program consists of the following eight required courses, plus one unit of an Experiential Learning Requirement, and one unit of elective coursework for a total of 10 units:

All courses are worth one unit, unless otherwise specified.

Completion of a graduate internship is also required for all full time students in the on campus program except those who have 3+ years of professional business work experience or those with full-time employment during the length of the program. It may be possible to waive this requirement. Visit a member of the Stevenish Career Management Center for more information.

Required Core Courses:


Experiential Learning Requirement

Students choose one of the following courses to fulfill the Experiential Learning Requirement for the program. This course is typically taken in the student’s final semester. The courses are designed to allow students to use the skills that they have acquired from other core courses to gain hands-on experience solving real world challenges.

Elective Course

Students choose one unit of elective courses from a list of preselected courses. Approved Management and Marketing courses with prerequistes require permission and a registration override from the professor if students have not completed the prerequisites.

Program Faculty

Fei Fang, Ph.D.

Yue Gao, Ph.D.

Steve Ng, M.B.A.

Sitikantha Parida, Ph.D.

Richard Spurgin, Ph.D.

Zhenyang Tang, Ph.D.



Emeriti Faculty

Maurry Tamarkin, Ph.D.


For a full list of faculty, including visiting and adjunct professors, please see the Faculty page on GSOM’s website.


Adjunct Faculty

Frank Jenkins, M.B.A.