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Master of Science


Whether or not you have an undergraduate degree in business, the Master of Science in Finance will expand your career opportunities as you gain a deeper understanding of financial issues.

Earn a one-year Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree at the top-ranked Kelley School of Business to power your career with a valuable skill set.

Graduates with a master’s in finance are in high demand: 100% of them are employed within 90 days of graduation. The average starting salary is more than $74,000.

As a student, you’ll work one-on-one with a certified career coach to define your career goals and develop a job-search strategy. Your expertise will open career paths at prestigious firms in finance and many other industries. In fact, more than 175 companies recruit Kelley graduate students on campus each year.

Graduates with this degree can expect to gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Principles of finance. You will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of financial concepts and tools and their applications to business practice in global settings.
  • Problem-solving and technical skills. Using the correct tools, you will apply financial concepts to solve financial problems that may affect corporate finance and investment decisions in a global context.
  • Ethical, legal, and social responsibility. You will gain an awareness of ethical, legal, and social issues in a financial context and understand how that context affects various stakeholders. 
  • Communication. You will be able to effectively communicate financial information, data, and results in groups and in presentations and to work productively in teams.

The M.S. in Finance at Kelley is STEM-designated by the U.S. government, reflecting the curriculum’s focus on analytics, technology, and data-driven decision-making.

Offered at IU Bloomington by Kelley School of Business

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