Master of Science in Finance

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Advance your future in finance with a flexible degree

Prepare for a purposeful career in the dynamic world of finance with our master’s in finance (MSF) program.

Through our comprehensive, flexible, and cutting-edge curriculum, you learn from faculty experts and industry leaders over three standard semesters. The MSF program welcomes students from any undergraduate degree.


Innovative coursework to fuel your career

Gain a strong foundation in finance principles through our innovative, flexible curriculum with hands-on learning opportunities. You’ll learn about emerging concepts, practices, and technologies necessary for success.

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Prepare for career success

Join our fellow graduates who’ve found success in finance. Services like one-on-one advising and integrated career support – on top of our hands-on learning to make you career ready – help MSF graduates land sought-after positions at a high rate.

The MSF degree is STEM-designated, which may allow international students to remain in the US for up to 36 months on the Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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Talk to a current MSF student

Gies Business student ambassadors are here to share their experience and explain what the MSF program is like and how it’s preparing them to grow or start their finance careers through hands-on learning. Plus, they can talk to you about the surrounding community and what it’s like to live on campus. 

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Engage in a variety of organizations and events

Gies Business students gain access to a wide variety of registered student organizations, events, and resources within the College and across campus.

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What areas of finance can I specialize in? In addition to the core curriculum, you will select courses to customize your degree. For instance, you may choose to follow a specialization track in one of the following areas: Asset Management, Corporate Finance, Data Analytics and Fintech, Quantitative Finance, and Finance Research (PhD Specialization).
Are there opportunities to practice my finance skills outside the classroom?

Yes. MSF students can participate in the MSF Practicum and the annual Investment Challenge.

Should I pursue an MSF or MBA in Finance?

The MSF degree is aimed at well qualified, ambitious undergraduates as well as accomplished professionals choosing to return to business school at the master’s level, but who wish to follow a more focused program devoted to learning and excelling in finance.

MBA in Finance degree on the other hand tends to focus more on offering a comprehensive understanding of business and finance. MBA in Finance’s curriculum is more general and less technical. Typical MBA programs in the US usually require fulltime work experience.

MBA graduates with a strong interest in a finance career who feel they lack solid training in finance will find the MSF program very beneficial to their careers. MSF graduates who are interested in advancing their careers to management level positions are also encouraged to pursue an MBA degree.

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Apply to the MSF program today!