Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
The MSF program seeks to prepare students for careers in risk management, asset management and corporate finance. Students completing the program should have specialized knowledge of financial securities, financial markets, risk metrics, investment criteria, capital budgeting techniques and hedging strategies. Students completing the program should also have general modeling and analytical skills, including the ability to write computer programs, work with databases, simulate outcomes, perform regression analysis and solve constrained optimization problems. Our MSF graduates work at investment and commercial banks, investment funds (hedge funds, venture capital funds, mutual funds), insurance companies, trading firms, manufacturing and service companies, consulting firms, and rating agencies as bankers, brokers, portfolio managers, analysts, traders, risk managers and programmers.
Courses for this program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Students may complete the degree in approximately 18-24 months or 30–36 months, depending on the pace they choose.
Benefits of the program
- Provides a range of employment options, including joining corporate treasuries, investment banks, insurance companies, and large non-profit organizations
- Teaches graduates analytical skills to solve complex financial problems
- Rolling admissions allow students to begin the program at the outset of any of four quarters
- Entrance into an impressive network of successful alumni, many of whom live and work in the Chicago area