Master of SCIENCE in Finance Learning Goals
Consistent with the College’s mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere, Babson’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) students will be competent in:
Technical Skills in Finance
Babson MSF graduates are proficient in applying quantitative methods and financial analysis techniques in a variety of contexts. These include statistical analysis of financial and economic data; valuing corporate investment decisions; valuing firms; and valuing a variety of financial instruments including equities, fixed income, and derivative securities.
Complex Financial Problem Solving
Babson MSF graduates appreciate the ambiguity that surrounds the most interesting business and financial problems. They are adept at extracting salient issues from a complex problem, identifying appropriate analytical techniques, applying judgment, and proposing well-reasoned recommendations.
Global Financial Context
Babson MSF graduates understand the financial context and use this understanding to optimize their analyses and recommendations. They are familiar with a wide range of financial instruments, how those instruments are traded and priced, and relevant regulatory constructs. They also are familiar with past, current, and emerging financial issues in the global economy.
Babson MSF graduates are proficient business communicators of financial data and results. They communicate financial data, statistics, results, and conclusions logically, clearly, and persuasively in spoken and written form. They can take complicated financial data, results, and conclusions and summarize them for sophisticated financial audiences. They understand the importance of effective communication in the world of finance and apply accepted norms and forms in financial writing.
Ethical and Professional Standards
Babson MSF graduates are prepared to recognize and respond to ethical issues that arise in the financial profession and financial practice. They also understand professional standards in financial fields, and how these may vary.