MS in Finance

Gain critical expertise in finance.

Businesses in every industry need well-rounded professionals to provide financial analysis and expertise. Earn a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree through +Kelley to power your career with a valuable skill set.

The MS in Finance complements your undergraduate degree with a master’s degree in finance—a rare combination highly valued by Kelley’s network of recruiting companies. As a +Kelley student, you’ll gain access to these employer connections and Kelley’s renowned career services.

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Kelley Finance Statistics


for finance, U.S. News & World Report 2018

#1among public universities in producing the most sitting CFOs, Crist-Kolder Volatility Report


alumni CFOs in the Fortune 500

About the Degree

The +Kelley MS in Finance is an in-residence degree program that includes the following:

The full-time +Kelley MS in Finance is a 30 credit-hour degree. Students with a business degree can complete the degree in 11 months (July through May). Students without a business degree are required to take the +Kelley Business Foundations boot camp and will graduate in 12 months (June through May).

Our students are talented thinkers who solve problems. Upon graduation, you will develop skills used by CFOs and treasurers, including:

  • Risk management
  • Asset allocation
  • Capital budgeting
  • Financial modeling
  • Treasury management
  • Capital structure analysis and management
  • Asset and company valuation
  • Currency management

The +Kelley MS in Finance curriculum consists of a business boot camp in June, a finance boot camp in July, and electives. The business boot camp will introduce nonbusiness students to business topics, including financial accounting, economics, and data modeling. The finance boot camp, required of all students, covers the principles of finance. 


X545 Business boot camp
(required only for nonbusiness students)


Finance Core
F513 Financial Economics (3cr)
F520 Asset Pricing and Security Valuation (1.5cr)
F516 Corporate Finance and Valuation (1.5cr)


Electives (1.5cr each)


F549 Capstone project course


X505 Leadership, Professional and Career Development (noncredit)



30 + 6 for business bootcamp

Preparing Future Finance Leaders

With 27 faculty members conducting state-of-the-art research in all key aspects of the field and 11 industry practitioners, the Department of Finance at the Kelley School of Business is widely recognized as one of the premier finance departments in the world. The group influences the finance profession through their cutting-edge research, other business schools through their leading textbook publications, and public policy and corporate practice through their expert testimony and consulting work. 

The industry experts provide specialized career preparation through academies and workshops in the following areas:

  • Investment banking
  • Investment management
  • Strategic finance
  • Commercial real estate
  • Wealth management

Meet us

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