Master of Finance

Master of Finance

The MFin program positions you for premier career opportunities through our global reputation, world-renowned faculty and a rigorous, hands-on approach to adaptive problem-solving.

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Global. Rigorous. Adaptive.

A Finance Education Engineered for You

Are you a high-achiever looking for a rewarding career in finance? MIT’s Master of Finance program features a rigorous 18-month STEM curriculum, with the option to accelerate in 12 months, emphasizing a foundation in how markets work and engineered around the most advanced financial theories, quantitative models, and industry practices.

 MFin carries with it a legendary reputation, world-renowned faculty and innovative, hands-on learning experiences in a top-ranked, early-stage finance degree.  The program is adaptive to meet your specific requirements across a broad range of premier career opportunities in sought-after established financial institutions, corporations, consulting firms, the public sector, and fintech.

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Academic Excellence

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Custom-Engineered for High Achievers

MFin’s elite, top-ranked early-career STEM program emphasizes a foundation in how markets work and a rigorous curriculum engineered around the most advanced financial and quantitative theories and practices.

Personalizing Your Curriculum

You can build a program specific to your needs, while also accessing MIT courses.

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MFin Curriculum

The Master of Finance (MFin) program provides strong experience with the fundamentals, plus the flexibility to customize.

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Class Profile

The diversity of our students both shapes and drives the opportunities for collaboration and action learning.

“We have very deep courses in theory, empirical work and practical application. The program is highly quantitative, oriented around finance principles and the idea that the world tomorrow will not be the same as today. The preparation you receive here will allow you to address challenges you've never seen before and come away feeling confident that you know how to attack them.”

Robert C. Merton, Distinguished Professor of Finance, Nobel Prize Laureate
Collaborative Learning

The MFin program emphasizes interactive team learning with your peers from around the world, in courses where skills are practiced and applied to real-world challenges.  Some MFin courses also include other students from across MIT, or Harvard.  You’ll learn from and challenge each other, sharing perspectives, building lasting relationships and developing critical workplace skills.

MFin Student Experience: The Flexibility of the MFin Program

Jasmine Xu, MFin '20, was able to merge both of her passions; Environmental Studies and Finance, in pursuing her Master of Finance. The flexible nature of the MFin program and its variety of courses allowed Jasmine to explore her interests and learn new concepts.

A Smart Investment

As innovation, regulation, and globalization continue to drive change in the finance landscape, MFin prepares you for today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. An MFin degree is a smart investment in your future, generating returns throughout your lifetime.

MIT Certificates

Open to all MIT masters-level students, these certificate programs allow you to tailor your education to meet your professional goals.

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Hands-On Action Learning

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Hands-On Opportunities

Students and Industry Collaborating on Real-World Challenges

Action Learning is a hallmark of MIT’s teaching methodology—a continuous learning environment with numerous opportunities to explore, experiment, and put theory into practice. MIT Sloan’s signature finance Action Learning courses offer unique opportunities for you to engage in meaningful, real-world business challenges, providing relevant experience employers respect.

You’ll work alongside corporate partners, faculty, and a diverse cross-section of fellow MIT students on collaborative teams, gaining insight and coaching from experts, building your network, and enhancing your portfolio of outcome-oriented case studies.

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Choice of Experiences

All MFin students participate in Action Learning through Proseminars—real-world financial problem-solving experiences, or the Finance Lab (Fin-Lab)—a real-world team research and analysis experience. While only one of these courses is required, students often choose more than one to gain additional practical experience in finance and social skills critical for success in a diverse global economy.

       Proseminars

Practitioners from the finance community present students with current, real-world challenges designed to test and hone problem-solving skills.

“The depth of knowledge around energy and finance at MIT is unparalleled, and I am thrilled to see students using the Proseminar as a launchpad into a career combining the two." –Nick Devonshire, Director of Investments at CleanCapitalRead more about the Proseminar in Capital Markets/Investment management Read more about the proseminar in corporate finance/investment banking

 
       The Finance Lab (Fin-Lab)

Students work side-by-side with corporate sponsors, applying theory to practice in real-world research and data analysis scenarios.

“It gives students a great opportunity to work on financial-related research topics sponsored by companies. These are topics that really concern the company, it’s not just any hypothetical case from the classroom.” –Dennis Wu, MFin 2015, Management Consulting Associate, A.T. Kearney, Dubai, UAE

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What Students are Saying

Hear what MFin students have to say about their action learning experiences, including MFin Study Tours — an opportunity to see how businesses operate in different parts of the world and to meet executives and MIT alumni.

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Rewarding Careers

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Your Future in Finance

Position yourself for near and long-term success.

As an MIT Sloan MFin graduate, you’ll launch your career with a solid foundation in how markets work and a comprehensive range of quantitative finance skills, along with applied, problem-solving expertise.

An MFin degree positions you for near and long-term success among highly sought-after employers: asset managers, consulting firms, investment and corporate banks, brokerage firms, financial data providers, ratings firms, hedge funds, venture capitalists, insurance companies, public institutions, fintech, and more — from Fortune 500 companies to leading-edge boutiques.

Personalized Career Resources

Career preparation is integrated throughout your MFin experience through tools, workshops, access to alumni and industry experts.

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Career Resources

The CDO provides a broad range of services, events, resources, seminars and recruiter access.

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Alumni Network

MFin Alumni mentor and recruit students, speak and host events, and have lifetime CDO access.

Meet some of our featured MFin alumni

Our alumni represent a range of backgrounds and interests. Learn about their unique experiences at MIT Sloan and the impact it’s had on their careers.

If their email is linked in their profiles, you are welcome to connect directly with these alumni. For admissions-related questions, please email .

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Yannik Birkhahn, MFin '20

  • Company/Title

    Finance Professional at Siemens AG

  • Industry

    Technology/Infrastructure/Mobility/Healthcare

  • Citizenship

    Germany

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Lola Bakare, MFin '19

  • Company/Title

    Finance Strategy Consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP

  • Industry

    Finance

  • Citizenship

    Nigeria

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Elina Harutyunyan, MFin '21

  • Company/Title

    Quantitative Strategies Associate at Bank of America

  • Industry

    Finance

  • Citizenship

    Armenia

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Tracey Nilsen-Ames, MFin '20

  • Company/Title

    Senior Portfolio Analyst at Man Numeric

  • Industry

    Investment Management

  • Citizenship

    Canada

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Sanat Anand, MFin '20

  • Company/Title

    Quantitative Researcher at Citadel LLC

  • Industry

    Hedge Fund

  • Citizenship

    India

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Nadia Amalia, MFin '20

  • Company/Title

    Chief Executive Officer at Sribuu

  • Industry

    Financial Technology

  • Citizenship

    Indonesia

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Manasi Agrawal, MFin '18

  • Company/Title

    Senior Investment Associate at PGIM Quantitative Solutions

  • Industry

    Asset Management

  • Citizenship

    India

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Eugenie Schwob, MFin '18

  • Company/Title

    Sustainability Risk Manager at Blackrock

  • Industry

    Asset Management

  • Citizenship

    France


Positioning You for a Successful Career Search

Career preparation is an important aspect of the MFin program. Throughout your time with us, you’ll benefit from the experiences of our advisors, faculty, MFin staff, employer relations team, alumni, and corporate partners who focus on maximizing your potential and help you sharpen your competitive edge.

As an MFin student, you have full access to the MIT Sloan Career Development Office, as well as the MIT Career Advising & Professional Development Office, expanding the list of prospective employers.

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When you graduate, the MIT experience goes with you.  You’ll become part of our legendary global alumni network — people who speak the language of MIT, and who are ready and willing to support you personally and professionally throughout your career.  And among employers, you’ll find a respect and admiration for the MFin program, in particular, the role of MIT finance as the creators of modern finance.  The MIT name — and the trust and competence it confers to each graduate — cannot be duplicated.

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World-Renowned Faculty

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Innovators and Collaborators

MFin Faculty are Respected Authorities on the Leading Edge of Finance
 

The MFin program is your opportunity to learn financial problem solving from our world-renowned faculty—innovators who tackle finance’s biggest challenges and continue to define the future of finance. They influence real-world policy and practices, continuing MIT Sloan’s legacy of creating breakthrough financial models and practices adopted by educators and practitioners worldwide.

As the architects of the MFin program, our faculty are invested in student success and have created a collegial, collaborative culture that challenges students to push the boundaries of their problem-solving abilities.

Meet Some of the Faculty Who Teach MFin Courses:
Antoinette Schoar

Antoinette Schoar

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Professor, Finance

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Robert C. Merton

Robert C. Merton

Economics, Finance and Accounting

School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

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Deborah J. Lucas

Deborah J. Lucas

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance

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Leonid Kogan

Leonid Kogan

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Professor of Management

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Gita R. Rao

Gita R. Rao

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Senior Lecturer, Finance; Assoc. Faculty Director, MFin Program

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Hui Chen

Hui Chen

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Nomura Professor of Finance

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A Record of Leadership

MIT Sloan is considered the birthplace of modern finance. Pioneers such as Fischer Black, John Cox, and Stewart C. Myers, as well as Nobel Laureates Paul Samuelson, Robert C. Merton, Myron Scholes and Franco Modigliani all have roots in the MIT Sloan Finance Group, a major force of change and innovation in the finance industry.

Formed long before other business schools recognized finance as a distinct field of study, the MIT Finance Group is responsible for many of the research breakthroughs that have shaped finance theory and practice for more than 40 years—a track record of leadership that continues today.

  • The Black-Scholes-Merton derivative-pricing model.

  • The Modigliani-Miller theorems on corporate financing and evaluation.

  • The Cox-Ingersoll-Ross model of the term structure of interest rates.

MIT Sloan finance faculty are advancing the field of financial economics while generating innovations and leading-edge management practices critical for leadership in today’s complex global economy. MFin students have access to their latest research. Explore the Finance Ecosystem further here.

Women Faculty @ MIT Sloan: Trailblazers

Our distinguished women faculty are rigorous researchers, passionate educators, and renowned leaders in their fields. From 1951 when Emily Wick became the school’s first tenured woman professor to 2020 when Prof. Esther Duflo won the Nobel Prize in economics, our women faculty have been creating knowledge, inspiring students, and pioneering change at MIT Sloan and in the world. Highlighted are just some of our phenomenal women faculty. 
 

Faculty Spotlight

Zeynep Ton

Zeynep Ton

Professor of the Practice, Operations Management

Ton's research focuses on how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors. Drawing on 15 years of research, she published her findings in a book, "The Good Jobs Strategy" in 2014.

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Gita Rao

Gita Rao

Senior Lecturer, Finance; Assoc. Faculty Director, MFin

Rao has over two decades of experience in global investing, asset allocation, risk management, and client service. In addition, she has managed socially responsible portfolios and teaches a course on social impact investing at MIT Sloan.

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Fiona E. Murray

Fiona E. Murray

Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion

Murray is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity.

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Renée Richardson Gosline

Renée Richardson Gosline

Senior Lecturer in the Management Science group

Gosline is an expert on the intersection between behavioral science and technology, and the implications for cognitive bias in human decision-making. She is a leading thinker on the science of digital brand strategy.

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Y. Karen Zheng

Y. Karen Zheng

Associate Professor, Operations Management

Zheng's research studies fundamental and emerging operations management (OM) problems with a behavior-centric, data-driven, field-based approach.

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Lotte Bailyn

Lotte Bailyn

T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita

Bailyn studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives and investigates how institutional and organizational processes intersect with people’s lives special emphasis on the dynamics of gender and diversity in business.

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The MIT Experience

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Our Inspiring, Respected Global Community Welcomes You

There is no other place on earth quite like MIT.  The MIT experience begins with our community of students, faculty and staff — a dynamic, inspiring and welcoming group.  We have assembled the best talent from all corners of the earth, and together we are a powerful force.  We challenge each other to excel, and to have a positive impact on the world.

When you step onto campus, you’ll experience the energy of a recognized hub for innovation in finance, entrepreneurship, and technology.  It’s a place where experimentation, exploration and pushing boundaries are encouraged and supported.  You’ll also sense our informality and culture of mutual respect.  Despite our elite status, the MIT community of high achievers is known for being refreshingly down to earth.

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Inclusive and collaborative

At MIT Sloan, we not only welcome diverse perspectives but see them as critical in our collaborative and creative environment. When people from different backgrounds come together to develop and test an idea, invention happens.

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Cross-Disciplinary Study & Teamwork

The opportunity to work with students and faculty from other disciplines creates connections that spark new ideas, new products, and new companies. Cross-disciplinary study and teamwork are a unique part of MIT’s culture, and MFin students routinely take classes from departments outside MIT Sloan to pursue their interests and expand their knowledge and skills.

Thrive In Our Finance Ecosystem

As an MIT Sloan student, you’ll gain access to an entire finance ecosystem — a wide array of clubs, events, speakers, competitions, study tours, research centers, and recruiting initiatives that provide opportunities for growth, discovery, and networking outside the classroom.

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Hear from our students, be part of the community, and build your network.

Finance at MIT

Finance at MIT Ecosystem

We push the boundaries of finance to solve complex problems and fuel progress in the world through the MIT finance ecosystem – a unique global network of people, programs, research, and partnerships.

What is it like to be an MFin student here?

Our students represent a range of backgrounds and interests. They experience MIT Sloan in their own way, yet create a cohesive community. 

If their email is linked in their profiles, you are welcome to connect directly with these students. For admissions-related questions, please email mfinadmissions.mitsloan@mit.edu.

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Harry Donnelly, MFin '22

  • Hometown

    Waterford, Ireland

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    BSc. Economics and Finance, Concentration in Maths and Statistics from University College Dublin

  • Field of Interest in Finance

    Quantitative DeFi

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Andrea Fusco, MFin '23

  • Hometown

    Milan, Italy

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor of Science in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University

  • Field of interest in finance

    Investment Banking, Private Equity

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Aliyah Busari, MFin '23

  • Hometown

    Dallas, Texas

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from Durham University

  • Field of interest in finance

    Investment Banking and Consulting

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Marcus Dennis, MFin '22

  • Hometown

    Fort Washington, Maryland

  • Undergraduate University and degree

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University

  • Field of finance of interest

    Distressed Debt

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Apolline Deroche, MFin '22

  • Hometown

    Paris, France & Frankfurt, Germany

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor's in Engineering from École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC)

  • Field of interest in finance

    Corporate Finance

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Haiyi Zhang, MFin '23

  • Hometown

    Beijing, China

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Wellesley College

  • Field of interest in finance

    Research, Financial Markets

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Bernardo Azevedo, MFin '22

  • Hometown

    Brasília, Brasil

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland

  • Field of interest in finance

    Consulting, Private Equity, Venture Capital

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Daisy Zhang, MFin '22

  • Hometown

    Zhongshan, China

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago

  • Field of interest in finance

    Investment Banking, Private Equity

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Wynston Reed, MFin '23

  • Hometown

    Washington DC

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from the University of Maryland

  • Field of interest in finance

    Venture Capital

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Betty Zhang, MFin '23

  • Hometown

    Maoming, China

  • Undergraduate University and Degree

    Bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo

  • Field of interest in finance

    Investment Management

Alina Shestiaeva, MFin 2022

Alina Shestiaeva, MFin 2022

  • Citizenship

    Russia

  • Undergraduate University

    National Research University Higher School of Economics

  • Degree and Major

    National Research University Higher School of Economics


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We seek smart, motivated applicants who are passionate about finance. Recent graduates, early career professionals in finance, engineers, mathematicians, physicists, computer programmers, and other high-tech professionals are encouraged to apply.

Each applicant is measured on his or her academic and professional accomplishments. Applicants are eligible to apply to the Master of Finance program if they have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the academic year they apply. Students with a three-year bachelor's degree from an international university are also eligible to apply.

We seek well-rounded, intellectually curious individuals with the following characteristics:

  • Success in academic, extracurricular, and professional endeavors.
  • Ability to collaborate to accomplish a common goal.
  • Ability to inspire others to achieve success.
  • Willingness to seek alternative solutions to existing challenges.
  • Motivation to pursue their goals.

MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Read our full nondiscrimination policy here.

Application Deadlines

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

MFin Program Deadlines – for July 2023 Entry

  • Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. EST:

    January 5, 2023

  • Final Decisions Released

    March 10, 2023

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Join us virtually and in-person to get to know MIT Sloan. We're offering several events– student and alumni panels, info sessions, small group chats with our admissions team and more– to introduce you to the MIT community.

MIT Sloan is committed to providing equal access for both in-person and virtual events.  For those seeking accommodations and to arrange the services you require, please contact us at admissions.mitsloan@mit.edu

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