Finance (Master of Finance)
Other Programs Available
Take your career in finance to the next level.
If you’re an aspiring professional looking for advanced training in finance, Creighton University’s Master of Finance program may be a great fit for you. This program takes a deep dive into the field, going far beyond the finance education you would receive in an MBA or other general business program.
You’ll take courses that widen your knowledge and experience in finance and that help you apply what you’ve learned in a global context. You’ll also practice applying analytical and 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. Our students come from or aspire to various careers, including accountants, auditors, loan officers, financial analysts, credit analysts and more.
Enjoy a flexible degree program.
Creighton’s Master of Finance program is extremely flexible, allowing you to take classes online, on campus or both. This 33-credit program 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.
Not sure if a master’s degree in finance is the right path for you? Many of Creighton’s graduate business programs overlap in coursework, so it’s entirely possible to start your path in finance or investment management and later decide to pursue an MBA instead, or vice versa.
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 complete these programs separately, you would need to complete 66 credit hours.
Set yourself apart from your peers.
Finance is expected to be a lucrative and profitable career over the next decade. Employment opportunities in finance are expected to grow 11 percent from 2017 to 2027. The median annual salary for an individual working in finance is $86,299. Possible job titles may include:
- Financial Analyst
- Finance Manager
- Manager of Financial Analysis and Planning
- Tax Manager
- Chief Financial Officer
- Director of Finance
- Risk Manager
- Credit Manager
A master’s degree in finance can help set you apart from your competition – globally, 48 percent of employers plan to hire recent master of finance graduates in 2017. This is up from 45 percent in 2016.
1Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) – October 2017; Graduate Management Admissions Council, Corporate Recruiters Survey Report 2017
To earn the Master of Finance degree at Creighton University, you must complete 33 credits:
- 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
Elective Group I (choose one course):
- Economics of Investment Management
- Economic Analysis for Managers
- Seminar in Applied Managerial Economics
Elective Group II (choose one course):
- Ethical and Professional Standards
- Business, Ethics and Society
Elective Group III: Students must choose one elective, subject to approval of the MFIN director, from MBA, MIM or MSF offerings.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution. You must submit all of the items listed below for your application to be considered. Admission decisions will be made within two weeks following receipt of all application materials.
- Completed application & $50 application fee
- Resume, including current and previous work experience, education, activities and professional associations
- Personal statement (approximately 300 words, typed) discussing your career objectives and which aspects of Creighton’s finance program appeal to you most
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from each college and university attended
- GMAT score may be required (see GMAT policy below)
In addition to the admissions requirements listed above, international applicants must submit an official TOEFL score report, unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada (excluding French Quebec), Africa (English speaking only), Australia or New Zealand. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer) or 80 (internet).
Official GMAT Policy
You are not required to provide a GMAT score to apply if you have work experience, a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution
If your cumulative GPA is less than 3.5, or if you have not received a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution, you will be required to provide a GMAT score.
Regardless of applicant’s cumulative GPA, the admissions committee reserves the right to require an applicant to submit a GMAT score if there are concerns regarding the student’s achievement across all math, statistics, economics and finance courses previously completed.
Conditional Student Status
Individuals who have not yet taken the GMAT can apply for conditional student status. This means you can take up to six hours of graduate-level coursework on a space-available basis while preparing for the GMAT. The conditional application can be found here. Incomplete applications will not be processed until all application materials, including the application fee, have been submitted.
To help make your graduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to apply for financial assistance, as well as for graduate student scholarships and fellowships. Here’s how to apply for financial assistance.
- Step 1: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Step 2: We’ll contact you if verification is required
- Step 3: You’ll receive a financial aid award notification
- Step 4: Accept your aid offer
For questions about financial aid, contact:
gpfinaid [at] creighton [dot] edu
Program Start Dates
June, August, October, January, March
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to your intended start date.
Master of Business Administration + Master of Finance (MBA/MFIN)
Creighton University offers a dual degree in Business Administration and Finance to graduate students who are interested in gaining advanced knowledge in both areas.
Students entering the program need to show evidence that they have completed at least one statistics course in their undergraduate degree or satisfy the statistics requirement by taking Quantitative Analysis. Students without a statistics class may either complete an acceptable undergraduate course or a non-credit statistics tutorial offered for a fee by the college.
The MBA + MFIN dual degree consists of 48 credit hours.