A sixteen-month investment

Tippie's Master of Finance comprises a minimum of 42 semester hours of finance coursework. Most students complete the program in sixteen months. The typical plan of study includes:

  • Core courses to develop expertise and critical skills in finance
  • Experiential learning courses (examples: managing the equity or fixed income fund, consulting for real clients, or research)
  • A valuable summer internship
  • Electives that dive deeper into your chosen area of focus.

This mix of rigorous coursework plus significant real-world experiences uniquely prepares you with the right skills to launch into a high-yield finance career. 

Plan of study

Year 1      
Orientation and Boot Camp
    2 weeks
Fall semester
    16 weeks
    1 week
Spring semester

16 weeks

Managerial Finance1 Corporate Financial Reporting Finance Week Experience Portfolio Management
New Student Orientation2
    0 s.h.
International Economic Environment of the Firm   Financial Modeling
  Business Analytics   International Finance
  Fixed Income   Business Communications
  Business Communications   Electives3
    6 s.h.


Year 2    
Summer Fall semester
    16 weeks

Spring semester4 Optional

    16 weeks
Finance internship Derivatives Electives3
    Up to 15 s.h.
  Global Structured Finance  
  Business Communications  
    6 s.h.

Let your interests guide your plan

Even if you've met all your graduation requirements, an optional fourth semester is available. By extending your degree an additional semester, you can continue to immerse yourself in the study of finance, develop additional expertise, tackle research projects, take additional electives, complete joint degree coursework, or even study for professional licensure.


  • Managerial Finance: If you have attained a waiver for Managerial Finance (MBA:8180) you do not need to complete this class. You will be expected to attend New Student Orientation (see below).
  • New Student Orientation: All students are expected to attend the two-day New Student Orientation, typically offered during the last two days of the pre-semester session.
  • Electives: All students are required to take at least one experiential elective during the Master of Finance program. See the list of experiential electives.
  • Optional fourth semester: Students electing to stay for an extra semester are responsible for an additional semester of tuition.