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Finance Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 3 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2020–21

  • Average Course Tuition

    $2,900

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Gain a solid foundation in the principles of finance.

Become well informed of topics critical to financial planning, implementation, measurement, and investment.

What You'll Learn

Through the master’s degree in the field of finance you:

  • Gain an understanding of core elements of organizational finance decisions, including accounting and financial statement analysis, principles of finance, investments, corporate finance, and business valuations.
  • Build advanced knowledge of economic theory, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, international markets, and risk management.
  • Develop quantitative and problem-solving skills in resolving complex financial decisions through a local, regional, and global lens.

Your Harvard Degree
Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Finance.

Our finance graduates work in a range of finance-related industries including accounting, banking, biotechnology, information technology, investment and asset management, and management consulting.

  • 34

    Average Age

  • 1-2

    Courses Taken Each Semester

  • 87%

    Working Full Time

  • 96%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 50%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued For Career Advancement

Admission and Getting Started

Here at Harvard Extension, you begin your coursework before you even apply. Why? Because we believe the best way to prove you can succeed in the program is by first succeeding in the classroom.

To get started, you take the following three courses. Earn at least a B in each to qualify for admission.

  • 1 microeconomics or economics of business course
  • 1 principles or managerial finance course
  • 1 statistics course

Ready to take the next step? Check your admissions eligibility, explore the curriculum, and prepare to enroll in your first course.

See the schedules in the academic calendar.

Going to school here was such a positive experience that I will take it with me for the rest of my life.

Cost and Financial Aid

Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2020–21 rate) $2,900 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,000

After admission, you may qualify for financial aid. Typically, eligible students receive grant funds to cover a portion of tuition costs each term, in addition to federal financial aid options.