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NECB Launches Master’s Degree in Finance with Global Finance Trading Concentration

Global Finance Trading Master's Degree Track

New England College of Business is excited to announce that we have launched a new Global Finance Trading concentration in the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree program. The new concentration is being offered in response to a growing worldwide demand for graduates trained in practical financial knowledge and an understanding of the processes and technologies of global trading.

The new Global Finance Trading concentration was developed through a collaboration between New England College of Business and London Academy of Trading.

Howard Horton, President of NECB and Debra Leahy, former Provost of NECB finalize an agreement with CAO of Global University Systems, Professor Maurits Van Rooijen to offer graduate education focused on finance and global finance trading.

“By bringing together the distinct expertise of these two education providers, we have really created a program that is unique to the U.S. while, at the same time, has a broad appeal to global learners,” explains Howard Horton, President of New England College of Business. “In addition, recruitment into this graduate program is designed to bring students together from across the globe and, as a result, create an international peer-to-peer framework for learning which will enrich the instruction through a sharing of the diverse, respective business experiences of each student.”

The Global Finance Trading concentration helps students boost their career potential through innovative learning methods where students adopt the strategies of maximizing trading gains while minimizing risks. Students learn to utilize fundamental analysis and technical indicators, and also acquire an understanding of trading psychology and risk management.

“The goal of this program is to go beyond theoretical concepts,” says Dr. Ned Gandevani, New England College of Business Graduate Finance Program Chair. “Students in this new program learn how to apply knowledge in the global environment using real life currency, stocks or futures.”

Gandevani indicates that research shows some students lack training in asset management, and the new concentration stresses real-world scenarios to help students fill this gap in skill sets.

“In addition to classroom training and theoretical learning, students manage assets through simulations,” Gandevani says. “Students are set up with a $50,000 dummy account and are expected to perform individual and group assignments using simulated buying and selling situations. This provides hands-on experience.”

Such real-world learning helps bridge the gap between academic knowledge of business and finance and actual trading in real situations. With a more comprehensive approach to learning, Gandevani says students are far better prepared for the job market.

“The job opportunities for students with this type of degree are with multinational companies, banks and international organizations, but they are looking for candidates who understand managing flexibility and risk,” Gandevani says. “This degree concentration adds tremendous credibility that could impact career advancement because employers get job candidates who know how to trade and manage financial assets.”

In addition to acquiring practical skills, students also become familiar with processes and technologies used by finance professionals throughout the world. The program covers such areas as Foreign Exchange (Forex), commodities and stock indices. Students learn to utilize fundamental analysis and technical indicators.

Potential job opportunities for students of this program include managers of equity portfolios, hedge funds, global investments, commodity trading advisors, global currency managers, futures traders, Forex traders, bond and equity traders.

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