The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree from Loyola aims to expand students' knowledge of advanced finance principles. In addition, the course offers specialization opportunities in Corporate Finance or Risk Management. Both full-time and part-time courses are available and students may complete their degree in 18 months or 30-36 months depending on the type of program they choose. For working individuals, course flexibility is a convenience that many working finance professionals enjoy. Studying in the Chicago area provides students the added benefit of seeking a position in some of the nation’s foremost accounting and financial consulting firms.
The Masters of Finance program utilizes the expertise of the Center for Risk Management and Corporate Governance, a Loyola center of excellence and a joint venture between Loyola's business and law schools. Graduates emerge with a range of employment options, including joining corporate treasuries, banks and commercial lenders, investment banks, asset management firms, insurance companies, private equity firms, real estate development and management companies, consultancies, and large non-profit organizations.
LOYOLA’S MASTERS IN FINANCE CONCENTRATIONS
The corporate finance concentration offers students a broad curriculum in finance and focuses on practical application. The curriculum includes courses in advanced corporate finance, valuation, international financial management, enterprise risk management, and concludes with a capstone course in corporate finance. Students may supplement these courses with courses in derivatives, taxation, accounting and quantitative methods.
The risk management concentration is more quantitative and specialized. It includes courses in risk management, quantitative methods, derivatives, and a capstone course in financial modeling and managing risk. Students in the risk management concentration learn how to identify, measure, manage and profit from a multitude of risks. Skills and knowledge acquired in the risk management concentration are readily transferable to positions in investment management, financial trading, international finance and general management.