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Areas of Specialization

MSc in Finance

This specialization is designed for people who wish to pursue PhD studies or research-oriented careers with financial institutions, consulting firms, or regulatory agencies. Students will develop a deeper grounding in financial theory and empiricism, and then delve into advanced derivatives valuation, corporate finance, empirical topics and research methods.

Is this Specialization for you?

Discover how this program aligns with your academic or research oriented career goals. Request a virtual one-on-one meeting with a member of our program team.

Recommended Undergraduate Degrees

  • Business or Commerce (with a finance concentration)
  • Accounting
  • Economics

GMAT and GRE requirement: minimum 80th percentile

McCall MacBain Sustainable Finance Fellow

Established by the McCall MacBain Foundation, funding of $15,000 per year is provided to the Smith Institute for Sustainable Finance to support two masters students interested in studying sustainable finance in the Smith MSc program.

Program Structure and Content

This is a 12-month program beginning in September. Each student is required to complete the following courses and a research project of publishable quality. Course work completion consists of the following:

Course Credits
Financial Economics (MGMT 923) 3
Microeconomic Theory (ECON 810) or Advanced Microeconomic Theory (ECON 811) 3
Quantitative Methods (ECON 852) 3
Econometric Methods (MGMT 890) 3
Capital Markets, Theory and Empirics (MGMT 821) 3
Corporate Finance, Theory and Empirics (MGMT 822) 3

Major Research Project (MGMT 898)