The Master of Science in Finance Program imparts advanced tools used in businesses and financial markets to prepare leaders to interpret and act on complex financial information. The program is designed for early career professionals to transition into or accelerate their careers in corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, investment and commercial banking, risk management, and more.

  • 1

    year to complete the program

  • 18

    Fortune 500 company headquarters in Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • 39

    credits throughout 3 semesters 

  • STEM

    designated by Homeland Security

  • Internationally Renowned Program

    As a CFA Program Partner, the Carlson School of Management is a recognized champion of practical, relevant, and thought-provoking finance and investment education programs.

  • Experiential Learning

    Curriculum includes experiential learning component that challenges student teams to analyze crucial issues surrounding a finance challenge, collect data, and present their findings to local industry professionals.

  • STEM Designated

    The MS in Finance program is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM designated program. STEM programs allow greater flexibility for international students.

  • Twin Cities Community

    The Carlson School is situated amid the thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul business community that is home to leading organizations that span the banking, insurance, and securities and investment services industries.

  • World-Class Faculty

    Engage with globally renowned faculty who impart their academic expertise in the classroom, they bring a wealth of experience working with leading companies and are well-informed of the emerging challenges organizations face.

  • Individualized Career Services

    The Carlson School Graduate Business Career Center is dedicated to providing students with personalized career planning and support, and offers extensive resources to help students with all aspects of their career development.

  • A Powerful Alumni Network

    Join a network of 54,000 alumni that spans 95 countries and hundreds of industries. 

  • Program Structure

    • Designed for recent graduates and early-career professionals
    • One-year, cohort-based program
    • Students complete 39 credits throughout three intensive semesters
    • Students utilize cutting-edge software and databases including Bloomberg, Factset, CRSP, Compustat, Matlab, Excel VBA, and ModelRisk
    • Curriculum includes experiential learning component that challenges student teams to analyze crucial issues surrounding a finance challenge, collect data, and present their findings to local industry professionals

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