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Master of Science in Finance

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The global financial industry is evolving rapidly. To stay ahead, successful finance experts need to understand how the industry’s key players—commercial and investment banks, investment management companies, hedge funds, private equity firms, and regulatory agencies—operate and thrive in this environment.

At Stuart School of Business, you can study in a nationally-ranked Master of Science in Finance program in the exciting city of Chicago, home to the world’s largest markets in financial derivatives.

You’ll learn the latest industry-relevant ideas and technologies from faculty who are both practitioners and scholars, bringing their career knowledge and understanding of the marketplace directly to the classroom.

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you are guaranteed hands-on experiences throughout your graduate education, such as virtual and in-person internships, and personalized guidance from a career adviser, academic mentor, and alumni coach.

Partnerships with alumni and other leaders in the finance industry provide opportunities for you to gain valuable experience by working on real-world projects, having an internship at a top company, and networking with finance professionals.

STEM-Designated Program

This is a STEM-designated program, and international graduates of the program are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training in the U.S.

Program Overview

Students learn leading-edge ideas and technologies from faculty who bring their industry experience to their teaching. As a global center of financial markets, Chicago offers abundant opportunities for internships and networking.

Career Opportunities

Our M.S. in Finance prepares graduates to step into a variety of specialized careers in the finance industry, including positions such as quantitative financial analyst, financial risk manager, financial engineer, derivative trader or originator, portfolio manager, hedge fund manager, corporate financial analyst, equity analyst, credit risk analyst, financial analytics or technology specialist, and more.

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

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