Students from domestic institutions (excluding those currently residing outside the US)
mean base salary
for 2023 graduates
Graduate Career Services
Financial Times 2022
top public universities producing CFOs
Crist|Kolder Associates Volatility Report 2022
Summer 2024 application deadlines
Students from international institutions (including those currently residing outside the US after studying in the US)
Become a problem-solver for today’s complex business environment
The curriculum enables you to:
- Customize your degree: Choose electives that match your career goals
- Gain critical financial experience: Practice what you're learning with projects for real clients
- Deepen your expertise: Concentrate learning in fields such as corporate finance or fintech
- Learn from exceptional instructors: Get to know world-class faculty and industry practitioners
Experience Kelley’s exceptional career services and global alumni network
You can lean on Kelley’s career services throughout your job search—and at every stage of your career. As an MSF student, you’ll work with Graduate Career Services to strengthen your resume, polish your networking and interview skills, and execute your job search strategy. You’ll have access to diverse employers—including Fortune 500 companies—as your hard work and Kelley’s recruiting relationships position you for success.
When you join Kelley’s global network of more than 127,000 alumni, you’ll become part of the world’s largest network of business school alumni.
The MSF prepares you for long-term success—not just your first job
Earning an MS in Finance at Kelley allowed me to achieve my dream of a career in international development. To anyone considering the program, go for it. Kelley will help you polish your skills to become a professional who stands out from the rest.
Tania Ramos, MSF’20, BS in International Studies—Global DevelopmentFinance Leadership Development Program, Xylem Inc.
companies recruit Kelley graduate students on campus each year
A worthwhile investment in time and money
You belong at Kelley
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What is an MSF?
A Master of Science in Finance is a graduate degree for obtaining advanced knowledge and skills in the field of finance. It helps students develop expertise in financial theory, analysis, investment, risk management, and other areas. The Kelley MSF combines theory and practical applications. It prepares students for careers in corporate finance, investments, consulting, commercial and investment banking, private equity, and real estate.
Is a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) worth it?
With a mean base salary above $79,000 for recent graduates, the return on investment on the MSF degree is substantial, especially given the short completion time and the availability of financial aid. Most students will quickly earn back the cost of their degree.
How long does an MSF degree take?
You can earn Kelley’s residential MSF in less than a year. Full-time students with undergraduate business majors or minors may be able to complete the program in 10 months. Students with non-business majors or minors take the Business Foundations boot camp in June and complete the full-time, residential program in 11 months. Students with any educational background may elect to do a summer internship to complete the program in 18 months.
Do I need to be a business major to enroll in the MSF program?
An undergraduate degree in business is not required—or expected. The MSF curriculum complements an undergraduate degree in another field. Areas such as liberal arts, engineering, political science, and economics can benefit from advanced training in finance. The MSF is designed for talented thinkers who solve problems. Top recruiters value the combination of non-business backgrounds and advanced training in finance.
Is previous full-time work experience a requirement?
Many MSF students join our program immediately after completing their undergraduate degree. They gain practical experience through the required project course, and they can elect to build their resumes by doing a summer internship.
Can I do an internship as part of my MSF Program?
Students with little or no work experience may want to have an internship experience before seeking their post-graduate, full-time position. These students, working with Graduate Career Services, interview for summer internship opportunities and return to Bloomington to complete their degree the following fall.
What is the cost of the MSF degree?
The investment in your education will offer great returns, delivering skills to advance your career from day one. Our tuition rates are competitive, and exceptional candidates may qualify for merit-based financial aid. We offer merit-based graduate assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.
How will the MSF launch my career?
The Kelley MS in Finance program stands out. It combines comprehensive financial training and a strong emphasis on career development. One of the program's key strengths lies in its flexibility. It allows students to tailor their studies to align with their specific career interests. Students have the freedom to create a customized curriculum tailored to their career aspirations. This personalized approach ensures that students gain specialized knowledge and skills directly relevant to their desired career paths.