Business Administration (B.S.)/Finance (M.S.)

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Illinois Tech students who complete a Stuart School of Business accelerated master’s degree program begin their careers with a clear competitive edge—the solid foundation of an undergraduate business administration degree and the specialized depth of a master’s degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance accelerated master’s program begins with business fundamentals, such as accounting, marketing, and management, as well as a grounding in analytics and quantitative methodology. At Stuart, students learn business in a hands-on, innovative way by collaborating with classmates across disciplines on technology-driven, real-world projects.

Stuart’s highly ranked master’s program in finance provides in-depth exposure to specific areas in finance—financial economics, high-frequency finance, risk management, entrepreneurial finance, and more—taught by faculty who bring the latest industry-relevant ideas and technologies into the classroom.

Stuart’s longstanding connections in the finance industry bring students valuable networking opportunities and experience in internships at top companies.

Program Overview

Stuart School of Business’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance accelerated master’s degree program combines solid business fundamentals, rigorous quantitative and analytical study, and hands-on problem-solving with the specialized depth of Stuart’s highly ranked M.S. in finance program.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance accelerated master’s degree program prepares graduates for specialized careers in the finance industry—such as quantitative financial analyst, financial risk manager, portfolio or hedge fund manager, and corporate financial analyst—as well as positions in entrepreneurial and consulting positions.

Companies that have hired Stuart School of Business finance graduates include:

  • Calamos Investments
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • CME Group
  • Eurex
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morningstar
  • Northern Trust Corporation
  • Nuveen Investments

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is designed to build core business competencies, with a specialization of the student’s choice in finance or marketing or in an academic field outside of business.

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The Master of Science in Finance program includes financial mathematics, statistics, and modeling as well as a selection of elective concentrations in industry specializations.

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  • Must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full semester (12 credit hours) at the university
  • Must be at least one semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

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The Accelerated Master’s Advantage

  • Affordability: During the accelerated master’s program, students maintain undergraduate status while completing graduate coursework, and can maintain financial aid eligibility when applicable.
  • Fewer credit hours required: Accelerated master’s degrees share up to nine hours of course credit, requiring fewer credit hours overall compared to completing the degrees separately.
  • A faster start to your career: Undergraduate students currently enrolled can complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years.
  • Individualized attention: Students receive guidance from both undergraduate and graduate academic advisers and mentoring from graduate faculty in the master’s program.

Note: Only the co-terminal option of the Accelerated Master’s Program can be used for this degree program.

Featured Faculty

John Twombly
Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance, IIT Stuart School of Business Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Technology and Management
Haizhi Wang
Professor of Finance
Ricky Cooper
Assistant Director, M.S. in Finance Associate Professor of Finance
Li Cai
Associate Professor of Finance
Benjamin Van Vliet
Associate Professor of Finance Director, Center for Strategic Finance
Michael Rybak
Senior Lecturer of Finance
Yiwei Fang
Associate Professor of Finance