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Finance Graduate Program

  • Earn Your Way In

    Excel in 3 Degree Courses to Qualify for Admission

  • Format

    Online for 2021–2022

  • Average Course Tuition

    $2,980 ($745 per credit)

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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.
  • Earn an optional certificate in business economics, corporate finance, data analytics, or real estate investments.

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

Student Body Snapshot

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

  • 80%

    Work Full Time

  • 96%

    Would Recommend the Program

  • 57%

    Professional Experience in the Field

  • Most

    Pursued For Career Advancement

Getting Started: Admissions and Degree Requirements

At Harvard Extension School, your admission is based largely on your performance in three specific Harvard Extension courses that you complete before submitting an application.

To get started, we invite you to explore degree requirements, confirm your initial eligibility, and learn more about our unique “earn your way in” admissions process.

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 (2021–22 rate) $2,980 per 4-credit course ($745 per credit)
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $35,760

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.