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MS in Finance
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


It is a STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree which attempts to create educational experiences guaranteed to transform the students while also setting them apart in the market when they finally step out into the world. Since the focus of the program is primarily focused on providing flexible sets of classes so that the students may tailor the same to their own specific career aims. Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois has efficiently created a course suited to accommodate with different backgrounds and different levels of expertise in finance. 

Core Research Areas: Following centres are focused on research in various areas:

  • AXIS Risk Management Academy
  • Center for Business and Public Policy
  • Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society
  • Office of Risk Management and Insurance Research
  • Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics

Core Courses:

  • Corporate Finance and Valuation
  • Financial Statements
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Investments 
  • Economics of Stock Market Fundamentals
  • Accountancy
  • Business and Public Policy
  • Data Analytics in Finance



Annual Tuition Fee*

15 Months

Course Duration


Course Credits

On Campus

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Application Fee


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1. Begin the Graduate College application: All of the steps below must be completed online through this Graduate College application. Be sure to select your program as Finance, then Finance - MS as degree., , 2. Upload your unofficial transcripts: The unofficial transcripts must include applicant's name, institution name, and a transcript legend, grade scale or grade criteria. If an offer of admission is made, the official transcript(s) are required to be submitted upon arrival to campus. If you've not yet completed your undergraduate degree at the time of application, we will review your application based on the in-progress unofficial transcripts you have uploaded., , 3. Submit your GMAT or GRE score: All applicants, domestic or international, are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Unofficial scores can be loaded into your application, but your official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent directly to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Institution Code – 1836. , , 4. Send us your English proficiency scores (international students only): If you are a non-native English speaker, you’ll need to upload your unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to your application. For IELTS scores, you should upload a copy of your official score card. TOEFL scores of 103 or greater or IELTS scores of 7.5 or greater are required for full-status admission. Review the Graduate College’s English proficiency requirements for more details on full-status versus limited-status admission. Request your official TOEFL scores to be sent electronically to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Institution Code – 1836)., , 5. Upload your resume: Your professional resume should include personal information (name, address, telephone number and email address), educational background, work experience (start and end dates for each position and a brief description of responsibilities), internship experience, educational training, professional associations, and leadership experiences. Please limit your resume to one page., , 6. Upload your personal statement: Your personal statement should specifically answer the following questions. Please limit your personal statement to 300 words or less., , What is your area of interest in finance?, What are your goals upon completion of the MSF program?, What choices have led you to your current career path and position?, 7. Choose your references: Please choose three references from academic and/or professional sources. Academic references should be from professors whose course(s) you’ve taken, and professional references should come from your supervisors and/or mentors. Once you enter their information into the online application, they will be notified to submit a letter of reference on your behalf. , , 8. Provide proof of funding and Declaration and Certification of Finances Form (international students only): In order for your visa eligibility document to be issued, we will need appropriate funding documents uploaded directly into your online application. This is not required for application review, but will be needed if you are offered admission. International students are required to show proof of funding for living expenses in addition to all tuition and fees., , 9. Upload a copy of your passport (international students only): In order for your visa eligibility documents to be issued, we will need a copy of your passport information and photo, including dependents, if applicable. You can upload these directly into your online application. This is not required for application review, but will be needed if you are offered admission. , , 10. Pay your application fee: For domestic students there is a $70 non-refundable fee to apply and for international students the non-refundable fee is $90. Applications received without payment of this fee cannot be processed. The application fee cannot be refunded., ,

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Academic Pre-Requisites

A prospective student must be prepared with the following documents/prerequisites before applying to the University:

  • The Graduate College application
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • English proficiency scores (international students only)
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Three references from academic and/or professional sources
  • Proof of funding and Declaration and Certification of Finances Form (international students only)
  • Copy of your passport (international students only)
  • Application fee

Standardized Tests: Following are some tests in which you should qualify with the minimum marks, at least:

  • GMAT/ GRE test scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS: 103/ 7



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Following are the job prospects that may come your way after the completion of the course:

  • Financial analyst
  • Personal financial advisor
  • Management analyst
  • Director of finance (or other financial manager positions)
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax examiner/revenue agent
  • Loan officer

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