Master of Science in Finance

Create Innovative Solutions in All Facets of Finance

Master of Science in Finance

The financial performance of any organization relies on skilled professionals who understand financial markets, can build, analyze, and translate data models, communicate bold insights, and lead innovative strategies.

Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance is a technical degree that provides strong foundational knowledge in a variety of finance topics and equips students with the skills to master industry-leading tools across multiple sectors.

Students emerge as strong analysts and financial managers ready to obtain in-demand certifications and credentials sought by employers.

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online or Hybrid (a mix of online and on-campus)

  • No Prior Experience Needed

  • Complete the degree in 9 months full-time or 16 months part-time

  • Competitive Tuition – Under $22,000 for Most Students

  • Financial Aid Eligible

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Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance

No Previous Experience Required

Built for working professionals or recent college graduates interested in a career in finance, Merrimack’s flexible curriculum ensures that all students receive the education they need to excel as finance professionals upon graduation. If you do not have a background in business, foundational coursework is embedded into the curriculum to provide the framework needed to complete the program without any prerequisites or experience.

Stand Out with In-Demand Certifications

Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance curriculum covers the topics across a range of in-demand certifications.

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Exam

  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Exam

  • Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Exam

  • Bloomberg Certification

  • FactSet Certification

Industry-Aligned Curriculum and Tracks

The financial sector is changing faster than ever before and you need a degree that is relevant and up-to-date. Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance curriculum was developed in consultation with industry experts ensuring you emerge a strong analyst ready to identify value-creation opportunities, assess risk, navigate global challenges, and effectively communicate insights across a wide range of industries.

With 16 credits of core courses in finance and 8 credits of advanced finance coursework, students are fully immersed in contemporary issues and solutions in the finance sector. The remaining 8 credits can be customized to align with your professional goals or applied toward an optional track in:

Get the Hands-on Learning You Need to Succeed

Mucci Lab

Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance integrates hands-on financial application with theory. In addition to being certification-ready in Bloomberg and FactSet, you’ll gain working knowledge of Capital IQ and Morningstar. Students utilize industry-standard tools to navigate financial theory and insights, while creating a portfolio of industry-aligned, relevant projects to showcase to employers.

M.S. in Finance students are also welcome on campus to hone their research and analytical skills at The Mucci Capital Markets Lab featuring an array of Bloomberg terminals with real-time market data – open seven days a week.

What can I do with an M.S. in Finance?

The specialty areas available for finance professionals are limitless and Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance readies you for a wide spectrum of financial roles and industries, including:

  • Asset Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Corporate Treasury
  • Derivative Services
  • Equities/Investment Research
  • Financial & Regulatory Reporting
  • Financial Operations
  • Asset Management
  • Commercial Banking
  • Corporate Treasury
  • Derivative Services
  • Equities/Investment Research
  • Financial & Regulatory Reporting
  • Financial Operations

Financial Analyst

$87,050Avg Salary

Private Equity Analyst

$112,061Avg Salary

Financial Manager

$123,767Avg Salary

STEM-Designated Degree

STEM-designated degrees provide international students the opportunity for extended Optional Practical Training (OPT).

OPT is temporary employment directly related to an F-1 student’s area of study and allows international students to gain up to three years of work experience at top employers. While sponsorship of international students from U.S. universities has declined in recent years, the demand for STEM OPT remains strong among candidates who graduate with technical and analytical skills from reputable schools like Merrimack College.

100% Online or Hybrid Learning at Merrimack

Merrimack knows all students learn differently. We give students the option to learn 100% online or hybrid – where students can experience both on-campus and online learning. Regardless of the format you choose, all M.S. in Finance students are invited to come to the Merrimack campus and use resources such as The Mucci Capital Markets Lab.

Live, online sessions are integrated into each course and offered in the evening to maximize facetime with faculty and fellow students.

Merrimack offers prospective students the opportunity to “participate” in a live online or in-person class. Contact us to book a slot for an upcoming live class session.

It’s Easy to Apply Online

A complete application includes:

  • Online application (no fee)
  • Official college transcripts
  • Resumé
  • Informational call or personal statement
  • Contact info for one reference or one letter of recommendation
  • GRE/GMAT not required

Connect with Assistant Dean, Annarita Meeker

Schedule a 1:1 virtual information session with Assistant Dean, Annarita Meeker, to find out if the program is a fit for you and get any questions you have answered.


At Merrimack College, we’re proud of our long history of providing quality degrees to students entering the job market. Our faculty are more than just teachers. We are committed to helping you grow — academically, personally, and professionally — so that you graduate as a confident, well-prepared leader.

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  • Forbes Magazine 2019 Top 10 Most Innovative School – Regional Universities North
  • Money Magazine’s Best Colleges Most Transformative College 2019
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Merrimack’s M.S. in Finance