2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 17, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in 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 offered as a full-time cohort program, completed in three or four semesters. Completion of a graduate internship is required for all students 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.

The required courses taken for the M.S.F. degree are all full-semester, 14-week courses, each of which count as one unit. The curriculum for the M.S.F. program consists of the following eight 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.


Experiential Learning Requirement

Students choose from several one unit courses to fulfill the Experiential Learning Requirement for the program. 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 Courses

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

Shu Feng, Ph.D.
Steve Ng, M.B.A.
Sitikantha Parida, Ph.D.
Richard Spurgin, Ph.D.
Guillaume Weisang, Ph.D.
Kyunghee Yoon, 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.