Program Features

Master’s program in Finance – changes announced

Earlier this semester, Claremont McKenna College (CMC) President Hiram Chodosh outlined the review and redesign of the Robert Day Scholars program.  The Scholars program, which started in 2007, was made possible by the generosity of CMA alum Robert Day ’65 and includes the Master’s program in Finance.  Most recently, the CMC faculty approved changes that strongly focus participation on students enrolled in the Claremont Colleges.  As a result, the Robert Day School will only be accepting applications to the Master’s program in Finance from students attending the Claremont Colleges or current program nominating partners (currently Chinese University Hong Kong, Davidson College, Hamilton College, Haverford College, and Yonsei University).

The staff and faculty of the Robert Day School regret any inconvenience that the timing of this decision presents.  We also wish to recognize the tremendous value that all past and current students have contributed to the success of the program as it has developed from its first graduating class in 2010.

For those students in search of other options in graduate finance programs we encourage you to explore the Specialized Masters programs in Business (SMPB) web site at

Questions concerning these changes should be directed to

With best wishes for your future success in school, work, and life

The Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at CMC