2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, MSF

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Graduate Program

Clark University’s School of Management Master’s in Finance 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


Students are required to complete three prerequisite courses prior to the start of their 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 missing prerequisite course(s) through Clark University prior to officially starting in the MSF program: STAT 4008 , ECON 4004   and/or STAT 4009 .

Graduate Program Requirements

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

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

Completion of a graduate internship is also required for all full-time 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.


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.

Program Faculty

Fei Fang, Ph.D.

Steve Ng, M.B.A.

Sitikantha Parida, Ph.D.

Richard Spurgin, Ph.D.

Zhenyang Tang, Ph.D.


Adjunct Faculty

Claudia Chilundo, Ph.D

William Davis, M.B.A.

Yue Gao, Ph.D.

Thomas Herald, M.B.A

Frank Jenkins, M.B.A.

Hong Zou, Ph.D.


Emeriti Faculty

Margarete Arndt, D.B.A.

Robert Bradbury, Ph.D.

Gary Chaison, Ph.D.

Harold T. Moody, Ph.D.

Edward J. Ottensmeyer, Ph.D.

Maurry Tamarkin, Ph.D.


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