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Finance (MS)

Finance (MS)
Finance (MS)

Become a financial management professional

Your career in finance is waiting for you. With an MS in Finance, you’ll learn to develop strategic financial objectives, improve investment decisions, design financial instruments, manage corporate risk and seize new business opportunities.

Earn your master’s in Finance and gain sought-after skills such as

  • Financial decision-making techniques
  • Solution development
  • Designing, using and evaluating financial tools and instruments
  • Developing proposals for profitability and productivity
  • Risk analysis

For international students: this program is a STEM-designated program, which can qualify you to extend your post-graduation stay in the United States.

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Learn in the city’s core business district

Our campus is in the heart of Chicago’s business and financial district, allowing you to find work opportunities in the same setting in which you are learning.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15 June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take 12 courses: six required courses and six electives, totaling 48 credit hours.

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of Kellstadt graduates were employed, continuing their education or pursuing other goals within six months of graduation.


The median salary for Finance graduates was $66,500.

Train with the field’s leading experts

You’ll take classes with Professor and Finance MS Program Director Sanjay Deshmukh, who is a CFA charterholder with research expertise in corporate policies, household finance, security issues and share repurchases. “I love being in the classroom and engaging and discussing with students the various concepts and their applicability to practice,” he said.

“My DePaul degree provided the critical thinking skills necessary to make a difference throughout a company, not just any single department. My professors taught me how to examine a business-wide problem through a financial lens, and then develop and implement a sustainable solution that ripples throughout an entire organization and positively affects its people.”

Richard (MS ’20)

Pricing Analyst, Waste Management
Richard, DePaul Finance MS Alumnus 

Alumni Network

Graduates have access to DePaul’s extensive finance alumni network that includes executives at some of the nation’s largest institutions. Students and alumni have access to DePaul’s finance industry-related centers, including the Arditti Center for Risk Management, Center for Financial Services and Driehaus Center for Behavioral Finance.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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