Chicago is the home of the world’s largest markets in financial derivatives. The markets form the focus of a large financial services industry that includes commercial and investment banks, investment management companies, hedge funds, private equity, and regulatory agencies. The primary objective of the M.S. Finance Program at IIT Stuart School of Business is to provide students with the skills and knowledge that are required to be a successful participant in this vibrant industry. The program is based upon a solid foundation in financial mathematics, statistics, and modeling. Core courses cover basic principles of valuation, portfolio management, and financial statement analysis. The program then offers a wide range of elective concentrations that are specifically related to careers in the financial services industry.
The M.S. Finance program requires that participants complete a total of 11 semester courses. The typical program will consist of six core cores and five elective courses. However, students may request that they be allowed to substitute an elective course for a core course if they can demonstrate to the program director that they have already mastered the material in the core course.
Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.