Why Illinois?

We deliver a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree that is simply superior in quality to others. We’ve been doing it consistently for 50 years, innovating along the way to ensure that students in this one-year program graduate with a mastery of finance that sets them apart from other professionals in the market.

The Business Instructional Facility, home to the MSF program, is a sustainable, environmentally efficient building. The Market Information Lab within the facility, sponsored in part by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, provides students with state-of-the-art tools and software products, bringing real-world exposure to their academic experience.

Building a Foundation for Career Success

MSF Career Services provides a suite of products and services for students and recruiting firms, including personalized coaching on job strategy and negotiation, as well as access to top recruiters, alumni, and career resources. ILLINOIS MSF graduates are sought after by hundreds of companies who recruit students from the College each year. Your interest in Illinois MSF shows that you recognize excellence, not only in our program, but in yourself. Apply after October 1 for our June starting term and join our network of successful alumni and faculty.

Illinois MSF Program: a CFA Program Partner

The ILLINOIS Master of Science in Finance program has been officially named a CFA Program Partner®. As such, the MSF curriculum covers more than 70% of the CFA Body of Knowledge and teaches student the tools they need to prepare for and be successful with the CFA exams. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) certification is a professional designation awarded by CFA Institute. The professional investment community recognizes the value of the CFA certification to support hiring and promotion decisions. For more information, visit the CFA Institute and CFA Review Program websites.