The MSF program will put you on track to compete in a thriving field.

Our Master's of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an innovative and intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares graduates for leadership positions in the financial sector.

Get a feel for Wall Street. Gain hands-on experience with a student-managed fund. Whether you're advancing your career, prepping for the CFA exam, or expanding your suite of finance skills.

Innovative Learning, Hands-On Training

Kogod students can conduct research using the financial software available in the FSIT lab.

Small class sizes and experiential learning blend finance theory with applied practical skills and prepare students for big opportunities in a competitive market.

Manage $500K in assets through our Student Managed Investment Fund program, which provides real-world know-how in securities analysis and portfolio management. Or get virtual trading floor experience in our cutting-edge Financial Services and IT lab.

Craft your own degree with courses in investment banking, financial intermediation in emerging markets, investment analysis, and more. And prepare for professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), among others.

We Know Success

Top Employers
  • Access Funding LLC
  • Aflac
  • Cambridge Associates
  • DA Capital LLC
  • Darbrowa-Gornica


Capital Networking and Career Opportunities

AU's Washington, DC campus gives students direct access to the Fifteenth Street Financial Historic District.

With a high success rate for full-time employment, the program positions you for the career you want.

In a city with high demand for employees with top-notch finance skills, you’ll progress quickly with our MSF degree. AU’s prime Washington, DC, location offers access to invaluable networking and internship opportunities across the corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Students, whether full-time or working professionals, learn and network with alumni and faculty who operate at the nexus of financial market regulation and policy.

Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, turn your leadership skills into marketability, or prepare of key exams, you’ll be set up with all of the tools you need to compete—and succeed.

Program Director: MS Finance

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Tim Timura believes Kogod's Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is both versatile and practical. "There are a lot of questions and issues that revolve around finance that are part of [a business professional's] job," Timura, MSF program director, explains. "We equip students with financial modeling and quantitative tools so they can answer these questions."

Student Profile: MS Finance Graduate

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Farid Sadeeh, MS Finance student, knew Kogod was for him when he met the program's faculty. "The professors are great. It's a smaller program, so the faculty knows you by name. They really care what happens to you when you graduate."

Frequently Asked Questions

Employers of our MSF graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • The World Bank
  • Cambridge Associates
  • Freddie Mac
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Navigant Consulting/Navigant Capital Advisors
  • Stacklimited
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Standard & Poor's
  • 3M
  • Deloitte Financial Advisory Services
  • The Carlyle Group

MSF graduates have the opportunity to take specialized courses in Investment Banking, Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets, Investment Analysis, and more.

By selecting focused courses, students can cultivate the financial expertiese necessary to succeed in specific careers, such as governance, risk management, corporate finance and many more.

Access to the Kogod Center for Career Development provides MSF students with opportunities to network, attend career fairs, and get involved in on-campus recruiting. 

The unique location of the program at the nexus of financial market regulation and policy in Washington, DC, provides many opportunities for internships and full-time employment among graduates.

Still have questions?

Send us an email: kogodgrad@american.edu