A sixteen-month investment

Tippie's Master of Finance comprises a minimum of 45 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

Spring semester

16 weeks

Corporate Financial Reporting

MBA:8140 3 s.h.

Financial Modeling and Firm Valuation

FIN:9150 2 s.h.

International Economic Environment of the Firm

MBA:8170 3 s.h.

Portfolio Management

FIN:9200 3 s.h.

Managerial Finance2

MBA:8180 3 s.h.

Corporate Investment and Financing Decisions

FIN:9300 3 s.h.

Data and Decisions

BAIS:9100 3 s.h.

Professional Development and Business Acumen (repeated)

FIN:9400 1 s.h.

Fixed Income

FIN:9220 3 s.h.

Business Communication

FIN:8130 1 s.h.

Professional Development and Business Acumen

FIN:9400 1 s.h.


6 s.h.


Year 2    
Summer Fall semester

16 weeks

Spring semester4 Optional

16 weeks

Finance internship Business Communications (repeated)

MBA:8130 1 s.h.


Up to 15 s.h.

  Derivatives and Risk Management

FIN:9210 3 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), then you would select an additional elective in its place.
  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.