Be part of a world-class Master of Finance program

Our on-campus, three-semester program delivers the focused finance expertise today's employers demand, plus the skills to communicate and visualize your analysis. You'll work one-on-one with some of the leading minds in the industry, and enter the job market poised for a high-level position in the industry.

An opportunity to learn from the best

Our Master of Finance courses are taught by the same faculty that earned us a #1 ranking from the Financial Times. Whether you studied finance in undergrad, or come from another major, you’ll learn bold new ways to approach the toughest business challenges.

Real-world experiences that get you noticed

Consult for Fortune 500 companies. Make investment decisions for a $15 million equity fund. Here, you can do it all. Learn to manage real investments in the Henry Fund. Or work on the Hart Fund, one of the only fixed-income funds managed by master’s students.

Stack the odds in your favor

A Master’s in Finance credential stands out in a sea of standard-issue resumes, and our dedicated career services team will connect you with a professional network. You'll build soft skills like leadership, communication, and emotional IQ, then hit the ground running in a career you'll love.


Video: Iowa's Master's in Finance Program

You have choices for your master's degree in finance. We think the Tippie College of Business MFIN program is worthy of your shortlist. Check out this video of a recent webinar, where we explain why Tippie belongs at the top of your consideration set.

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Open doors with a STEM-designated program

Tippie's Master of Finance program is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) academic program. This designation opens doors to STEM-specific scholarships, grants, financial assistance, and employment opportunities for students and graduates.

For international students, STEM designation means additional opportunities to stay and work in the US—up to three years after graduation—under the STEM OPT program.

Big data. Big finance. Big opportunity.

What can you do with a finance master's degree? In short, a lot. Let’s start with the jobs you’d expect to see: financial analyst, risk analyst, insurance, and investment management. As data analytics takes center-stage in finance, the data skills acquired in the program will expand career opportunities like financial modeling in the banking sector, data science in finance, and advanced risk assessment in the global enterprise.

Plus, Master of Finance degree holders are in high demand. Among Tippie's May 2021 graduates, 100% were employed within six months of graduation and the average starting salary was $71,000. That's an ROI you can take to the bank.

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We're making it easier for you to get in the door.

Tippie is streamlining admission to our Master of Finance Program for students at partner institutions. If you’re a qualified student from a partner school, we’ll waive your application fee and you won’t need to interview for admission.

Tippie’s course offerings and expansive experiential learning opportunities will give you a leg up to a world class graduate program and have you on your way to a career in business and finance. We’ve announced our first partnerships with Grinnell College, Cornell College, University of Northern Iowa, Central College, and Coe College.

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Real-world experiences

Henry Fund

Currently valued at over $15 million, Tippie's student-managed endowed equity portfolio has outperformed the S&P 500 since its inception in 1994. Working as a Henry Fund analyst will catapult your research skills, valuation ability, confidence, and comfort in high-pressure presentations.

Hart Fund

Tippie's student-managed fixed income fund is the first of its kind in any finance master's program. As a student analyst, you'll develop hands-on expertise and apply classroom learning to the over $100 trillion bond market.

Consulting projects

Consult for finance clients including Fortune 100 financial services firms, retirement funds, and major banks—and stand out in the job market with real-world results on your resume.

Research/thesis track

Engage in research alongside Tippie's globally renowned finance faculty. The optional thesis track supports you in pursuing and publishing your own research.

Student Story
Master of Finance alumna Elisa Suarez

“What I find most valuable about experiential courses is that you feel what you’re doing is meaningful.”