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M.S. in Finance

IIT Stuart School of Business in Chicago is home to one of the nation’s premier Master of Science in Finance programs. The program builds on a solid foundation in financial mathematics, statistics, and modeling, and offers a range of elective concentrations to prepare students for specialized careers in the financial services industry.

Students at IIT Stuart benefit from Chicago’s status as a leading financial center. Courses are taught by industry experts who bring their career knowledge and understanding of today’s marketplace directly to the classroom. Partnerships with alumni and other professionals in the industry give students numerous opportunities to work on real-world projects and gain valuable professional experience. Financial competitions, including the annual CFA Institute Research Challenge, give Stuart students the chance to showcase their skills at an international level. View quick facts and admission requirements (PDF).


Alternative Investments
Corporate Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance
Financial Econometrics
Financial Engineering
Financial Markets
Financial Programming
High Frequency Trading
Investment Management
Risk Management
Independent Study and Research Seminars

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Program snapshot

Ranked 3rd in U.S., 7th for careers, and 27th globally overall by Financial Times
6 core courses
5 elective/concentration courses
33 total credit hours
Degree typically takes 2 years of full-time study or 4-5 years of part-time study


(Based on Fall 2014 data)
236 students
143 male, 93 female
201 full-time, 35 part-time
3 dual-degree students

Co-Terminal Degree

Learn about the co-terminal degree that allows students to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) with a Master of Science in Finance (M.S. Finance) in as few as five years.

Master’s in Mathematical Finance

The Master’s in Mathematical Finance (M.M.F.) is offered by IIT Stuart in partnership with the IIT College of Science Applied Mathematics Department. This professional, non-thesis interdisciplinary program offers advanced education in theoretical, computational and business aspects of relevant quantitative methodologies. Learn more about the M.M.F. degree, ranked 23rd by The Financial Engineer (2015), and ranked in the top 25 mathematical finance programs by QuantNet (2013). Review course descriptions

Learn More and Apply

Apply Now! Contact IIT Graduate Admission via phone at 312.567.3020 or via email at to learn more.

Advancing Career and Education (ACE) and Professional Communication Advancement (PCA) Programs provide additional professional experience and language development for Master's program applicants who meet certain criteria. 

For complete degree requirements, please visit the Graduate Academic Bulletin.