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The Master of Science in Finance program will provide you with the skills necessary to succeed as a financial management professional.  You will develop a detailed understanding of modern financial markets and the instruments and tools used in the industry.
The curriculum covers complex, real-world topics, giving you the foundation you need to work in the financial industry.  Courses delve into corporate finance, derivatives valuation, ethics, financial management, investment analysis, quantitative methods and risk management.
This degree is designed for the student who has earned a bachelor’s degree, or who has earned or is earning an MBA.


Through the MS in Finance program, you will develop skills in:
  • Financial decision-making techniques and strategies.
  • Creating and developing solutions to complex financial problems.
  • Designing, using and evaluating financial tools and instruments.
  • Developing proposals for profitability and productivity.
  • Outlining and identifying strategic financial objectives.
  • Risk analysis.
The MS in Finance program is offered at DePaul’s Loop Campus, in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, allowing you to learn in the setting in which you will be working.  You will be encouraged to complete an internship and participate in extracurricular activities and seminars around Chicago.

Career Outlook

Major firms, including Enova, Morningstar, EY and Deloitte, routinely recruit students from this program.  More than 90 percent of recent graduates from Kellstadt were employed within six months of graduation.
Introductory Requirements (waived with applicable prior credit)
12 hours
​Degree Requirements ​48 hours
  Total hours required   48-60 hours