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    
Fall semester1

16 weeks


1 week

Spring semester

16 weeks

Corporate Financial Reporting

MBA:8140 3 s.h.

Finance Week Experience Portfolio Management

FIN:9200 3 s.h.

International Economic Environment of the Firm

MBA:8170 3 s.h.

  Financial Modeling

FIN:9150 3 s.h.

Business Analytics

MBA:8150/MSCI:9100 3 s.h.

  International Finance

FIN:9240 3 s.h.

Fixed Income

FIN:9220 3 s.h.
(8-week class)

  Business Communications

MBA:8130 1 s.h.

Managerial Finance2

MBA:8180 3 s.h.
(8-week class)

  Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions

FIN:9300 (3sh)

Business Communications

MBA:8130 1 s.h.


3 s.h.


3–6 s.h.
For students who have waived MBA:8180 and/or MBA:8140



Year 2    
Summer Fall semester

16 weeks

Spring semester4 Optional

16 weeks

Finance internship Derivatives

FIN:9210 3 s.h.


Up to 15 s.h.

  Business Communications

MBA:8130 1 s.h.


9 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.


  1. New Student Orientation: All students are expected to attend half-day New Student Orientation scheduled prior to the start of the first semester. Details will be communicated by email. 
  2. Managerial Finance: If you have attained a waiver for Managerial Finance (MBA:8180) you do not need to complete this class.
  3. Electives: All students are required to take at least one experiential elective during the Master of Finance program. See the list of experiential electives.
  4. Optional fourth semester: Students electing to stay for an extra semester are responsible for an additional semester of tuition.