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Accelerate your finance career. Fast-track your master’s degree in finance.

The skills and expertise required for a career in finance are in high demand across countless industries. From asset management, to corporations, to official institutions, the career opportunities for qualified finance professionals continue to grow and evolve. For example, demand for financial analysts is predicted to grow at a faster than average rate of 11% through 2026 (

). And according to Glassdoor, the median salary of a quantitative financial analyst was $106,575. (

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The MITx MicroMasters® Program in Finance offers recent graduates, early to mid-stage professionals, and other individuals interested in pursuing a career in finance, an opportunity to advance in the finance field or fast-track an MIT Sloan Master of Finance through a rigorous, comprehensive online curriculum, delivered by the world-renowned MIT Sloan School of Management.

Drawn from the STEM-based curriculum taught on campus, all five online courses in this program mirror on-campus graduate-level MIT coursework and cover the following topics: modern finance, financial accounting, mathematical methods for quantitative finance, and derivatives markets. Learners who complete and pass each course in this online program may earn a MicroMasters program certificate in finance, and are considered affiliate members of the MIT Alumni Association. Those learners are eligible to apply to the MIT Sloan Master of Finance and upon acceptance, earn credit for the work performed online.

What you'll learn

  • Comprehend the foundations of modern finance.
  • Understand the basics of corporate finance, capital budgeting, real and financial options, capital structure, yield curve analysis, and corporate risk management.
  • Apply financial decision making, the theory of efficient markets, valuation theory, financial securities, risk analysis, portfolio theory, derivatives pricing, hedging strategies based on duration and convexity, and asset pricing models.
  • Identify the basic structure of financial reports and the process of recording transactions. Understand how investors, creditors, and other users analyze financial statements to assess corporate performance.
  • Perform applied computational techniques in R and apply advanced mathematical topics in financial engineering and quantitative finance using linear algebra, optimization, probability, stochastic processes, and statistics.

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Hours 400
Instructors Leonid Kogan, Jiang Wang, Egor Matveyev, Paul F. Mende, Deborah J. Lucas
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business Mathematics

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Foundations of Modern Finance I

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Foundations of Modern Finance II

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Mathematical Methods for Quantitative Finance

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Derivatives Markets: Advanced Modeling and Strategies

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From MITx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX
Hours 400
Instructors Leonid Kogan, Jiang Wang, Egor Matveyev, Paul F. Mende, Deborah J. Lucas
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business Mathematics

Careers

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MIT Member Services Representative and Cashier $10k

Assistant Banquets & Conference Services MIT Manager $40k

Banquets & Conference Services MIT $43k

Training MIT $56k

Assistant Housekeeping MIT Manager $67k

Food and Beverage MIT Manager $67k

Plant Manufacturing Information Technologist (MIT) $76k

Marketing Specialist, MIT Federal Credit Union $81k

MIT (Operations) Manager $87k

Management in Training (MIT) Manager $99k

Program Manager, MIT Media Laboratory $100k

MIT Training Manager $103k

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