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Master in Finance

New Students

This page holds vital information for currently enrolled Master in Finance students. If students still have questions after browsing this information, they should contact Academic Administrator Melanie Heaney-Scott.


Program Requirements

Master in Finance students must take five core courses and 11 elective courses. In addition, a summer internship is required for two-year students who are not returning to a previous employer. Extensive placement assistance is provided to help students obtain suitable internships.

Requirements and Core Courses

Tracks and Electives


Master’s Research Project

While no Master’s thesis is required, second year students interested in independent research may work with a BCF-affiliated faculty member on a Masters Project in a topic relevant to finance by enrolling in the appropriate courses (FIN 560 in the fall and FIN561 in the spring). 

Master’s Research Project


Math Camp and Career Boot Camp

Each year, Princeton BCF hosts several bootcamps for all incoming Master in Finance students prior to the start of the Fall semester.

These bootcamps are designed to prepare students for the rigors of coursework, as well as build a strong foundation for career development and eventual job placement.

In addition, BCF will host several team-building sessions prior to the start of the semester, to provide the opportunity for students to get acquainted.

Math Camp and Career Boot Camp


Certificate for Machine Learning

Finally, all enrolled students are eligible to earn the newly-available Certificate for Machine Learning, offered in collaboration with the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (CSML) at Princeton.

Machine Learning Certificate


Recruiting, Career Development, and Job Placements

At Princeton BCF, it’s important to us that all Master in Finance students received unparalleled career services and mentoring opportunities.

Learn more about career services


Teaching and Tutoring Opportunities

Permission is sometimes granted for Master in Finance students to work as Assistants-in-Instruction or tutors for other graduate or undergraduate students. Students are only eligible to perform this work during their second year in the program and after they have taken all five core courses.

Teaching and Tutoring Opportunities