Be part of the next evolution of finance professionals

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.

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.

$ 71,790

average starting salary

Among Dec 2020 & May 2021 graduates

Real-world experiences that get you noticed

Consult for Fortune 500 companies. Make investment decisions for a $23 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.

Henry Fund

Best Student-Managed Fund

According to the 2020 Global Asset Management Education Forum

Stack the odds in your favor

A master’s in finance 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.

95 %

employed after graduation

December 2020 & May 2021 graduates

Get an inside look

You have choices for your master's degree in finance. Tippie’s MFIN program is worthy of your shortlist, and this quick video explains why.

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.

Put your skills to the test

Experiential learning opportunities set us apart from other finance programs. Test out your skills in one of our unique student-run funds, participate in a research project, or consult with a real client.

Henry Fund

Currently valued at over $23 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Welcome to your home away from home

As a student in the Master of Finance program, you’ll have key-card access to Tippie’s state-of-the-art Philip A. Hadley Finance Lab. The lab includes seven Bloomberg terminals, FactSet financial software, and more.

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Finance lab

Program news

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Tippie College of Business recognizes faculty and staff with 2022 collegiate awards

Monday, May 9, 2022
Each year the Tippie College of Business recognizes its faculty and staff with collegiate awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service. The 2022 award winners were announced at a ceremony on May 4, 2022.
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More institutional investors buying S&P 400 stock, boosting growth over S&P 500

Monday, May 2, 2022
Leaving the S&P 400 index for the S&P 500 has been bad news for a firm’s stock value in recent years, according to a new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, while leaving the 500 for the 400 has been good.
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3 People / 3 Questions: Kathy Bader Courtney, Isaac Oberlin, Art Durnev

Monday, April 4, 2022
By Amanda May
Each year, we ask three people connected to the Department of Finance: What are you reading, who is inspiring you, and what is the best part of your day?

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