Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Locally and globally, the language of business is constantly evolving. The Walsh Master of Science in Finance prepares you to combine a deep understanding of financial theories with cutting-edge, real-world experience to take your career to the next level. You’ll gain hands-on experience from academic faculty who continue to be thought leaders in their fields.

Discover your future self at Walsh.

Why Walsh?


Faculty With Real-World Experience

There’s no substitute for experience. 95% of Walsh faculty bring their real-world industry experience into the classroom . You will learn from proven business minds who are working or have worked in the roles you may see yourself in one day.

Flexibility and Personal Attention

Schedule your education around your life. Programs may be delivered in a variety of formats including 100% online, in person, in a remote synchronous mode, or a combination. Connected classrooms let faculty, on-ground, and remote students interact in real time. No matter how you attend, you’ll receive personal attention in small class settings.

Award-Winning Finance Lab

Walsh’s state-of-the-art finance lab is a real-world business solutions center. You’ll get hands-on experience with the latest technology to solve problems found outside the classroom. As a Walsh student, you can also take advantage of free training and certification in Bloomberg analytical software.

A Network of Support

Our knowledgeable, professional staff will be there to help from your first contact to the day you graduate. With free tutoringprofessional mentoring, and lifetime career services, you’ll have the resources you need for academic and professional success.

CFA Institute Affiliate

The MSF is a CFA Institute-affiliated program. Curriculum is aligned with the most current practice of investment management and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) learning objectives are woven throughout the program. CFA is a globally-recognized certification and considered the “gold standard” in the finance and investment fields.

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MBA/MSF Dual Degree

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program, the dual MBA/MSF. Combine the depth of the Master of Science in Finance with the strength of the nationally-ranked Walsh Master of Business Administration (MBA). Speak with a Walsh admissions advisor to learn more.

Year-round registration and four 11-week semesters let you plan your academic year in advance and progress through your program at a steady pace.

View Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

MSF program applicants must:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (
  • Have cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 or better on a 4.000 scale. (Applicants with a GPA of 2.000 to 2.749 will be admitted provisionally.)
  • No GMAT or GRE required.

Learning Outcomes

Through the MSF at Walsh, you will understand the complex principles at work in business finance. You’ll be ready to lead small businesses and large corporations with strategies to grow operations on a global scale. Upon completion of the MSF, you will be equipped to:

  • Strategize for business expansion.
  • Manage risks, assets, and liabilities effectively.
  • Optimize performance for businesses (Financial Management concentration).
  • Construct portfolios to meet client goals (Financial Services concentration).
  • Analyze a business’s financial position and plan for the future.


Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

Employment Opportunities

With an advanced degree in finance like the Walsh MSF, you will be poised to pursue C-Suite level positions. CFOs and financial experts are needed in insurance and brokerage firms as well as corporations and banks. With your mastery of finance and strategy, you could even develop your own business endeavor or other non-traditional career in the business world.

Some career opportunities include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Branch Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Commercial Lender
  • Compensation/Benefits/Job Analysis Specialist
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Analyst/Collections
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiners
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Stockbroker
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Analyst
  • Underwriter
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What Our Alumni are Saying

Lou Schmidt, BBA ’90, MSF ’97

President, HoneyBaked Ham Company of Michigan

“Walsh has been good to me and my family. I can’t imagine getting a better education. With our scholarship, we hope to help a student who aspires to be a successful business person – someone who is hard-working and driven to contribute at a higher level.”

Mike Semanco , MSF ’99

President & COO, Hitachi Business Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital America

“As one the state’s largest graduate business schools, Walsh has the business side of innovation covered.”

Jacob Katz , MBA ’14, MSF ’15

ACG Cup Winner | Valuation Consultant, UHY LLP

“With a heavy emphasis on accounting and risk management, this degree helps me be a better consumer and producer of the metrics that help companies survive, flourish, and when necessary, conquer.”

Lorraine Goodrich, MSF ’03

Chief Financial Officer, Automotive Industry Action Group

“In today’s competitive job market, an advanced degree from Walsh can really send your resume to the top of the pile! The networking opportunities are exceptional. Walsh was also a great fit for me as a working professional.”

Join the Walsh Family

Your network is an integral part of career success. The Investment Club at Walsh helps you advance your knowledge, enhance your career, and explore your interests. Events and meetings connects you with fellow students and industry experts, answering your questions and building your network.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).