Finance MFIN (Master’s)
The Master of Finance (MFIN) program at Creighton University's Heider College of Business is designed to provide you with a deep, practical understanding of finance. You’ll learn to practice and apply critical thinking skills in a broad business context and in portfolio management.
At Creighton, we’re focused on developing ethical, socially responsible, knowledgeable and visionary finance professionals. Graduates of the Master of Finance program aspire to various careers, including accountants, auditors, loan officers, financial analysts, credit analysts, certified financial planners and more.
“Students in our program have acquired skills over the course of their careers, but they want to come and learn the cutting-edge side of the material. They’re excited to upgrade their skills and their knowledge so that they don't just keep using the same thing that they've been using—they learn to look at their work in new and innovative ways.”
—Randy Jorgensen, PhD, CFA | Associate Professor and Program Director, Heider College of Business
Position Yourself for Success
According to a survey conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), a career in finance is expected to be lucrative and profitable over the next decade. Employment opportunities in finance are expected to grow 11% from 2017 to 2027.
A graduate finance degree can help set you apart from your competition—globally, 48% of employers plan to hire recent master of finance graduates.
Flexible Learning Options for Busy Professionals
This program is extremely flexible. You can earn your master’s in finance online, on campus or a combination of both. This 33-credit graduate finance degree can be completed in as little as two years. You can apply any time, as we review applications on a rolling basis for spring, summer and fall terms.
If you want the best of both worlds, Creighton offers a dual degree in Finance and Business Administration. The dual degree consists of 48 credit hours and can be completed in as little as three years. To earn these degrees separately, you would need to complete 66 credit hours.
Randy Jorgensen, PhD, CFA | Associate Professor and Program Director, Heider College of Business
“The competitive advantage of our programs comes from the deep expertise of our faculty, the rigor of the classes and the extremely motivated students.”
Program Goals and Curriculum
The Master of Finance program, which consists of 33 hours, is designed for students who are interested in graduate studies in Finance. The program allows for advanced study of both corporate finance and investments, while also providing for the study of managerial topics essential to the working finance professional.
Master of Finance degree requirements include:
- Fixed Income and Derivatives I
- Quantitative Analysis
- Financial Statement Analysis I
- Equity Analysis
- Managerial Finance OR Advanced Managerial Finance
- Portfolio Management
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior
- Business Policy and Managerial Action
Our respected faculty at Creighton strives to help students in the Master of Finance program strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge and work to achieve their goals.
Dual Degree Options
Creighton University offers a dual master’s degree program to graduate students who are interested in earning their MBA and Master of Finance simultaneously.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) + Master of Finance
- Combine the business focus of the MBA program with the financial aspects of the Master of Finance program. Earn two master’s degrees in a shorter amount of time than it takes to complete two full degrees.
- Available in on-campus, online, or hybrid formats
To be considered for admission to the Master of Finance (MFIN) program, applicants must:
- Complete an application
- Possess a bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA or higher
- Provide official transcripts from all educational institutions attended. Read more about sending transcripts here
- Include a resume or curriculum vitae
- Submit a personal statement: 300-500 words that explains why you’re interested in Creighton and this program in particular, as well as what you plan to do with your degree
- Submit two letters of recommendation from persons other than friends or family members
- Provide a GMAT score, if required
A personal interview may be requested in addition to the above requirements. The interview may be conducted in-person or virtually.
International students are welcomed into this program so long as they complete it from their country of residence, as F-1 visas will not be issued. International applicants must meet English language proficiency requirements.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition rates change in the fall of each year. Visit our financial aid site for more details.
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. We also encourage you to apply for available graduate student scholarships and fellowships.
Still have questions? Email or call a friendly financial specialist at 402.280.2731 for any additional questions you may have.
Dates and Deadlines
The information below details the enrollment deadlines and starting dates of courses for the current academic year. If you have any questions about dates, deadlines or application materials, please contact an enrollment specialist for personalized assistance.
This on-campus program has rolling admissions.
Once your application is submitted it will be reviewed and we’ll work with you to get into the next available class. Classes start in August, February, May and July.
This online program has rolling admissions.
Once your application is submitted it will be reviewed and we’ll work with you to get into the next available class. Classes start in August, October, January, March and June.