Master of Finance

Immersive Academics



This STEM-designated masters degree in finance puts theory into practice daily. Built by those who understand this industry from the inside out, the program combines the strategic and technical expertise needed of next gen finance professionals. You’ll gain deep understanding from action-based learning and then put that knowledge into practice. When you aren’t learning from experts or exchanging ideas with peers in the classroom, you’ll dive into ongoing analyst immersions that take you into the Finance Lab, gaining real world "on the job" training and completing client projects.

How We Do It

  • Start the right way

    The program begins with learning how the global markets and trade really work. From there, you'll dive into topics of increasing complexity, building a strong foundation in trading products, investment strategies, and modeling, while allowing you to dig deeply into the analytics and tech. R Studio, Python, and Power BI—you’ll learn how to leverage the latest tools and software.
  • Active learning

    Put your skills to the test in our interactive, professional finance trading floor. The Finance Lab gives you instant, 24/7-access to experience the pace of live global markets and build proficiency in professional industry platforms such as Bloomberg, Factset, and Refinitiv. We’ll take you into financial hubs around the globe. Pitches, strategy sessions, analysis—learn it by doing it.
  • Real-world immersion

    Our unique program design includes internship-style work experience built into the program. Through project-based learning, you gain “on the job” training as an analyst. Network while collaborating with global practitioners via live video conferencing. Tackle a specialized client project that challenges you to apply your knowledge and prove your ingenuity in real-time for real clients.

Human Intelligence + The Power of Deep Data

Goizueta Finance Lab
Internship-Equivalent Experience

The Finance Lab

The Finance Lab serves as the central hub for immersive, real-world learning. It enables 24/7 access to global markets and the experience of trading products in real time in a professional trading floor setting. You will leverage state-of-the-art tools, real-time market data, and trading platforms to model, trade, and collaborate with your fellow students and industry practitioners. Gain "on the job" experience in the lab solving real world problems in each industry sector and completing real client projects. The real-time setting, topics, and format jumpstart your career.

Where STEM Meets Wall Street

Wall Street

Real Projects with Real Clients

Emory's masters in finance program simulates on-the-job experience with courses mirroring four divisions of a top-tier global bank or fund helping you find your best fit within your chosen finance specialty. You'll learn by doing as you make market calls, research and trade recommendations, pitch strategic data-driven initiatives that add societal value, or dive into FinTech. You'll explore a range of career paths within a global financial institution, earn your professional licensing, and gain client exposure through projects, off-site visits, and mentorship.

Experiential Learning

Your path to Master of Finance

Our modern curriculum combines deep insights into modern finance with practical know-how. In 10 months, you'll complete four rotations and be guided through the foundations of finance topics with increasing complexity, starting with how the global markets work and what asset classes are traded worldwide. As you gain expertise, you’ll explore trading strategies, asset management, risk management, and FinTech innovative techniques, with the flexibility to specialize in cutting-edge industry areas such as environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investing, algorithmic trading, and FinTech innovations.
  • August Onboarding

  • Finance Bootcamps

    Bootcamps provide a foundation for reading and understanding financial statements, identifying and interpreting data using technology, and tools for statistical analysis.
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  • Fall Rotation I: Global Markets

  • Courses

    Term I courses include Equities & Derivatives, Corporate Finance & Investment Banking, Coding for Financial Insights, and Data Visualization
  • Fall Practicum

    Modern International Economics, Trade, and Research
    This practicum course takes place in the Finance Lab, where students experience bridge finance practice and theory through a simulated rotation into the analyst program of a major bank. The action-based workstream explores how our global financial system arises from the need to exchange assets and manage risks. Students analyze real-world news and global events, including those affecting global supply chains, foreign exchange and interest rate markets, and monetary and trading policies, and report distilled findings based on fundamental economic principles. Deliverables include running weekly bank-style “market update calls,” creating research reports and dashboards, and pitching ideas.
  • Fall Practicum

    Off-Site to New York City
    Embark on an off-site experience to the financial capital of the world, New York City.  Gain first-hand exposure to the fast pace of the finance industry and experience the excitement of the City That Never Sleeps as you visit a selection of top-tier, global financial institutions and meet inspiring professionals in their own workspaces to learn directly how they apply classroom curriculum to their work daily.  You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from both junior and senior professionals, hear about their day-to-day workstreams, and discover the paths they took to get there.
  • Fall Rotation II: Asset Portfolios

  • Courses

    Term II courses include Financial Econometrics, Futures & Options, Fixed Income and Credit, and Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Fall Practicum

    Exploring Markets, Ethics, Sales, and Trading
    This practicum course utilizes the Finance Lab with an action-based workstream exploring the 24/7 pace of global trading products and how they work. Levering current market conditions, students source and pitch trading ideas in accordance with best practices of ethics and values. Students will start to build an actively managed investment vehicle in compliance with current financial regulations.
  • Winter Break

  • Spring Rotation III: Strategies

  • Courses

    Term III courses include Currencies and Commodities, Investments and Portfolios, Quantitative Stock Investment Strategies, Traditional & Platform-based Businesses, and Financial Analysis & Data Modeling
  • Spring Practicum

    Asset Management
    In the Finance Lab, teams of students will work with professional coaches to research, develop and pitch an original investment strategy. Drawing on insights from across other classes and using cutting-edge innovation and professional trading platforms, students define and present their proprietary investment strategy to a panel of institutional investors. Students have the flexibility to specialize in strategies including ESG, emerging markets or digital currencies.
  • Spring Rotation IV: In Practice

  • Courses

    Term IV courses include Financial Markets, Risk Management & Hedging, Private Equity, Blockchains and Blockchain-based Businesses, and Financial Analysis & Data Modeling
  • Spring Practicum

    Global Leadership
    This practicum course bridges theory and practice in the Finance Lab. Student teams will work as analysts to combine capital with conscience and develop an investment opportunity that makes the world a better place. Using the capital markets to address a pressing social, economic or environment issue (such as water, energy, food or education) students draw on their analytical skills, financial acumen and professional expertise. Teams may develop their ideas using a combination of investment styles and tools and will showcase their investment pitches.
  • Graduation

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