Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)



Prepare for a successful career in risk management, asset management, or corporate finance.

Our Master of Science in Finance program will provide you with specialized knowledge of financial securities, financial markets, risk metrics, investment criteria, capital budgeting techniques and hedging strategies.

You will 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.

Career Outcomes

Our 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.

In the last three years, our graduates have been hired by Morningstar, Bank of America, Fifth Third Bank, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Discover, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, and more.

Program Structure

Courses for this program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. You can complete the degree in approximately 12—15 months of full-time study, depending on the pace you choose and the number of courses required.

Benefits of the program

  • Prepare for a range of employment options, including joining corporate treasuries, investment banks, insurance companies, and large nonprofit organizations
  • Gain analytical skills to solve complex financial problems
  • Join an impressive network of successful alumni, many of whom live and work in the Chicago area
  • The industry leaders on the Financial Advisory Board ensures that our curriculum—and your degree—remains relevant and cutting edge

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