Master of Finance Go Further in Finance

Earn a Master of Finance That Fits Your Goals

Earn your Master of Finance at Tulane.

Program Overview

Few business careers offer the same excitement that finance professionals experience daily, whether you’re trying to predict how the market will respond to political, cultural and economic changes or you’re teaching clients how to invest ethically.

When you earn a Master of Finance at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, you’ll be immersed in the real world of investing, preparing for the challenges of finance in the twenty-first century. Earn a master’s degree in finance in as little as 10 months and graduate ready to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. You’ll enter your new career with confidence and expertise.

CFA Exam Ready

Freeman is a member of the University Affiliation Program of the CFA Institute, and our program covers much of the material required to take the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

Program Length

You can complete your master's degree in finance on an accelerated schedule in only 10 months, or you can spread your coursework out over 17 months to allow for a summer internship. Classes begin in July.

STEM Designated

Our Master of Finance degree is STEM-designated, allowing international students to extend their training by 24 months if they work in their field of study.

Student Spotlight

Quintus Smith (MFIN '24) describes his experiences as a Freeman student.

I received a comprehensive finance education at the Freeman School. In flagship courses on distressed debt and managing an actual multimillion-dollar portfolio, I had hands-on learning experiences that helped launch my career.

– Bingzhao Yao (MFIN ’23)

Program Highlights

In Freeman’s Master of Finance program, you’ll work closely with our faculty in cutting-edge classrooms and our unique trading room to master the skills and knowledge that you’ll carry with you throughout your career as a finance professional.

A Master of Finance for the Future

From a changing climate to unprecedented political and cultural shifts throughout the globe, we offer courses that can help you predict and react quickly to changing trends in the world and the market.

Globally Renowned Faculty

Our graduate degree in finance program is intentionally small to provide you with many chances for face-to-face time with faculty mentors who have decades of experience as finance professionals and educators.

Master of Finance Fellowships

We strive to make our graduate degree in finance as accessible and affordable as possible, so we offer fellowships for Master of Finance students that can pay up to 50 percent of tuition costs.

Master of Finance Curriculum

In our rigorous Master of Finance program, you will learn to think critically and look at investing holistically. You’ll connect with businesses in the region and around the globe, and you’ll receive real-world experience while participating in the many learning opportunities available only at Freeman. In addition to preparing for the CFA exam, you can also become Bloomberg-certified to further enhance your resume and make you a more impressive job candidate.


Top traders converge on Tulane for Energy Trading Competition

Hands-on Experience

As a student in the Master of Finance program, you can take advantage of our $3 million trading center, equipped with 50 workstations, a real-time data feed and a live ticker for continuous market updates.

Students in trading room

Alternative Investments

Our master’s degree in finance includes specialized courses in which you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of distressed debt and hedge funds — increasingly important areas for finance professionals that are typically overlooked in most finance programs.

Faculty and student

Real-World Financial Analysis

In our Master of Finance program, you'll learn the buy-side (producing an unbiased investment research report) and the sell-side (actively managing more than $5.8 million of Tulane’s endowment).

Sheri Tice, professor of finance and director, Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund

In the Darwin Fenner Fund course, Master of Finance students can manage a real stock portfolio and showcase their skills at portfolio management competitions.

-Sheri Tice, professor of finance and director, Darwin Fenner Student Managed Fund


At Freeman, you’ll receive thoughtful, individualized feedback to determine which course of study is the best fit for you and your career aspirations. We’ll even counsel you on how to put forth your strongest application for the Master of Finance degree program:

  • All applicants receive consideration for fellowships
  • GMAT/GRE waivers are available for qualified candidates
  • Applicants are eligible for up to 9 credit hours of transfer credit for previously completed, relevant coursework in finance, accounting, or financial communications
  • Priority deadline November 1

Learn more at an in-person or virtual information session, or come see us at a special event.

Mara Force

When I can enhance my students' understanding by offering a personal application from my time in the finance industry, I know I'm adding value for them.

-Mara Force, professor of practice in finance and Seymour S. Goodman Professor of Business Administration

Freeman Community

Freeman Alumni

When you join the Master of Finance program, you’ll join a close-knit community of peers and alumni who can help you achieve your goals to become a finance professional. As you progress through the graduate degree in finance program, you’ll build a strong network of colleagues and mentors who will advocate for you.

Master of Finance Connections

The small class sizes in our Master of Finance program promote deep relationships. Faculty will become mentors who can introduce you to professional opportunities and classmates can become lifelong friends.

Living in New Orleans

Known as the cultural capital of the South, New Orleans offers music, food and entertainment experiences that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. It’s also a port city with over 300 years of rich history as an international business hub and home to local startups.

You can join other Master of Finance students and alumni who are engaged in local organizations such as the New Orleans Business Alliance and the Young Leadership Council.

Student enjoying live music

Unique Music Scene

Live music is the heart of New Orleans — the proud birthplace of eight genres of music, from jazz to bounce. Take a break from your finance courses to enjoy Mardi Gras and the Jazz Fest (or any of the events that happen nearly every weekend).

boiled crawfish

Destination for Food

There are so many cultures and cuisines that converge in New Orleans, including French, Italian, Haitian and Vietnamese. Feed your hunger and your soul with the delicious food of our city.

Tree-lined walkway

Nice Weather Year-Round

New Orleans is known for its mild winters. That means that you’ll be able to enjoy all of the cultural and recreational activities the city has to offer throughout the whole year.

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