The five-year BBA/Master of Finance degree program provides focused and high-achieving undergraduate study. The program is designed for students intent upon building their resumes, skill sets, and business judgment. You'll have the chance to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a compressed time frame.
- Wide-ranging employment options: We'll prepare you for careers in risk management, asset management, and corporate finance and for joining corporate treasuries, investment banks, insurance companies, and large nonprofit organizations.
- Top industry partnerships: We are one of the few MSF programs—either in Chicago or around the world—that has forged these key partnerships.
- CFA Institute: We are the only Chicago-area MSF program recognized by the CFA Institute. This means you'll be better prepared for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
- CAIA Association: Quinlan's MSF program is an educational partner of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a globally recognized leader in alternative investment education. This means undergraduate and graduate finance majors have access to the CAIA Association's curriculum and events, and are eligible to apply for scholarships to earn the CAIA Charter.
- Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP): We are one of 35 graduate finance programs officially designated as an academic partner. This means our program is ideal preparation for the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation, the leading professional credential in the profession of risk management.
- Analytical skills: You'll be ready to solve complex financial problems with our MSF.
- Alumni network: Join an impressive network of successful alumni, many of whom live and work in the Chicago area.
- STEM designation: With a national shortage of professionals trained in STEM related fields, employers are actively pursuing STEM degree holders. Distinguish yourself in business with a STEM-designated degree.
What You'll Learn
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
- Hedging strategies
- General modeling and analytical skills
- Writing computer programs
- Working with databases
- Simulating outcomes
- Performing regression analysis
- Solving constrained optimization problems
Loyola's MSF graduates work as bankers, brokers, portfolio managers, analysts, traders, risk managers, and programmers at:
- Investment and commercial banks
- Investment funds (hedge funds, venture capital funds, mutual funds)
- Insurance companies
- Trading firms
- Manufacturing and service companies
- Consulting firms
- Rating agencies
Our MSF graduates have been hired by top firms, such as Morningstar, Bank of America, Fifth Third Bank, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Discover, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, and more.
Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Quinlan's Business Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.
Undergraduate and graduate courses for the MSF program are heldon Loyola's Water Tower Campus, which is conveniently located off the Red Line in downtown Chicago, as well as online. Undergraduate courses are held on weekdays during the day. Graduate courses are held weekday evenings.
To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources: