The UIC Liautaud Master of Science in Finance program is designed to help you take advantage of rapidly growing opportunities in finance. In our 32-credit-hour accredited program, you’ll develop a solid foundation in the principles that underlie modern finance. Under the guidance of top-tier research professors who ask (and answer) questions that change how people worldwide think about finance, you’ll graduate at the forefront of the changing face of finance.
As part of a Top 100 research university, you will be exposed to important financial research throughout all elements of the program. We also bring the latest research into the classroom — years before it is written into textbooks. A weekly seminar series features the best minds from around the world tackling the big questions—giving you a critical perspective into today’s evolving financial landscape. Our goal: when the world of finance changes (and it will), you will be prepared for the opportunities that arise.
Technology has revolutionized the world of finance, from trading to portfolio construction to risk management. Access to information has exploded, transactions are now faster, and even how we analyze data has changed. Life moves fast, and our program is designed to get you up-to-speed quickly.
Fast-paced and flexible: Thirty-two credit hour degree program that can be completed in one year full-time study (or more than one year of part-time study).
Not the typical classroom experience: Advanced courses like The Chicago Exchanges and Fixed Income and Structured Products.
The Power of a Research University: The Finance Department was ranked number 23 by U.S. News & World Report (2015). Every spring the International Center for Futures and Derivatives hosts an audience of 300 hedge fund managers, heads of research, government regulators and academics from around the world at the R/Finance conference.
Financial certification preparation: Preparation to pass key professional exams.