Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has an established reputation as one of the top universities not only in the nation but also anywhere in the world. In the last two decades, it has begun to make its world-class educational resources through its Extension School, which offers an increasingly vast array of options for non-traditional students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Harvard’s extension program now offers a degree in Finance through its Master of Liberal Arts program, a flexible degree that allows students to pursue a number of interests.
Finance students can expect to acquire training in the fundamental principles of finance, such as financial planning, implementation, measurement, and investment. The primary stated objective of the program is for students to gain an understanding of core elements of organizational finance decisions, including accounting and financial statement analysis, principles of finance, investments, corporate finance, and business evaluations. Students will also build advanced knowledge of:
- Economic theory
- Corporate finance
- Mergers and acquisitions
- International markets, and much more
In order to be admitted to the program, students must first complete three admission courses in order to demonstrate their ability to perform at Harvard’s standards. During the third course, students may apply for admission to the program. The degree requires 48 credits total, and at least sixteen of those credits must be taken on campus. For students who do not reside in the Boston area, the program offers intensive options.