The MS in Financial Economics program is designed to help you start achieving your career potential immediately. Our boutique-program approach features deep immersion into specialized coursework as part of a tight, selective, and well-networked community – all designed to fast track your career.

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The Ideal Candidate

Master of Science in Financial Economics students come from a variety of undergraduate programs, and the typical student has taken the following courses at an advanced undergraduate level: probability and statistics, macroeconomics, multivariate calculus, linear algebra and matrix theory, and computer programming. All majors are encouraged to apply, especially those interested in STEM-related fields.

Admission Events

Join us virtually to get to learn more about the MSFE program. We will be hosting online events information sessions, small group chats with our admissions team, and more - so that we may introduce you to the CBS community. Please complete our Stay in Touch form for information on upcoming webinars, information sessions, deadlines, and general information.

Application Materials

To be considered for the program, you must submit two short essays, a résumé with details of your academic background and credentials, at least two letters of recommendation (maximum of four), and test scores (GMAT or GRE, and TOEFFL or IELTS for students who were schooled in a language other than English). For more detailed information about the application process, please see the attached document.

There is a nonrefundable application fee of U.S. $100. Fee waivers are available to active duty US military personnel, and members of the Peace Corps, Teach for America, Teach for China, or Teach for India who are currently in service. Proof of current service is required. Applicants who qualify for a fee waiver should email a fee waiver request with proof of service. Applications will be reviewed after all materials have been submitted and the application fee paid.


The 2022 MS in Financial Economics application deadline has passed. The application for fall 2023 is open and will close on January 24th at 11:59 PM EST. Decisions are typically rendered in March if not earlier.

To learn more about the admission process, visit the application requirements page. Please do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions.