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Collaborative MS in Global Finance

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The collaborative Master of Science in Global Finance (MSGF) program is made possible by global partnerships between Fordham University and several select international schools.

This unique program dates from 2010, when Fordham launched it in collaboration with Peking University’s Beijing International MBA (BiMBA). It has since expanded worldwide.

Students from these partner schools complete some of their coursework at their home institutions, taught by faculty drawn from Fordham and its collaborating partners.

As part of the program, they then spend several weeks in New York. In addition to taking classes, they visit institutions such as Nasdaq, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Morgan Stanley.

Students apply to the collaborative MSGF through their home institution. For more information, please contact Liza Wynns, external programs manager, at, or Michael Cheah, program director, at


Foundation courses

At their home schools, students must complete four foundation courses that give them a strong foundation across the subjects of corporate finance, accounting, investment principles, economics, financial markets, and financial modeling. The four courses that cover these topics are determined by the home institutions and may vary depending on the specific partner school.

Required courses

  • GF 6010 Global Financial Markets
  • GF 7002 Contemporary Issues in Global Finance
  • GF 7004 Global Equity Portfolio Management
  • GF 7005 Global Corporate Governance
  • GF 7006 Global Risk Management
  • GF 7007 Raising Capital and Investing in Global Financial Markets

For descriptions of all courses listed above, see the Academic Bulletin.

Partner institutions


  • BiMBA — Beijing, China
  • NCHU — Minxiong, Taiwan
  • NCTU — Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • NTU — Taipei City, Taiwan
  • SEU — Nanjing, China
  • XIMB — Bhubaneswar, India


  • AMS — Antwerp, Belgium
  • Bilkent — Ankara, Turkey
  • Bogazici — Istanbul, Turkey
  • ESSCA — Angers, France
  • FEFA — Belgrade, Serbia
  • Luiss — Rome, Italy
  • SDA Bocconi — Milan, Italy

Latin America

  • Fundepos — San José, Costa Rica
  • UAH — Santiago, Chile