Master of Science in Finance (MSF)


Apply big picture financial strategies to real-world business decisions.

Prepare for positions in portfolio management and investment analysis with the advanced education necessary to apply financial strategy to a variety of investment scenarios.


Lewis' Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program prepares students with specialized technical knowledge in financial instruments and investment analysis - separating you from the pack.

Upon graduation, you will hold mastery knowledge of investment and asset valuation, and portfolio management, and be prepared for the CFA® Level I Exam, one of the most rigorous in the industry. The CFA® gold standard designation is granted to those who pass a series of three tests over a minimum two-year period, have earned a bachelor's degree and have four years experience as an investment professional.

As an MSF student at Lewis University, you will:
  • Learn to leverage data and information to make strategic financial decisions
  • Explore interdisciplinary topics in economics and accounting
  • Develop a broad macroeconomic understanding of the global forces impacting finance
  • Gain expertise in advanced theory with project-based coursework
  • Utilize computer modeling to analyze real-world financial situations
Course Waiver Calculator
The MSF program consists of three (3) foundation courses that provide preparation for the managerial-level core courses. Students may be waived from the foundation courses based on previous undergraduate business coursework.

To determine which foundation courses you may be waived from, please select the classes you completed during your undergraduate program with a grade of B- or better.

Undergraduate Program   Courses Waived
Accounting I
Accounting II
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
Principles of Finance
   

Note: GMAT and GRE test scores are not required for admission into our MSF program.

Convenient Learning Options
Our MSF program offers five 8-week sessions per year (2 sessions in the fall semester, 2 sessions in the spring semester and 1 session in the summer). Classes meet once a week from 6-10 PM, convenient for the working adult. We offer rolling admission, so you can start at any time.

Start customizing your Master of Science in Finance program curriculum today!

Or for those students who do not yet have an undergraduate degree, learn more about our MSF Fast-Track Option.

Have any questions? Please contact our Director of Admissions, Michele Ryan at ryanml@lewisu.edu or (815) 836-5384.