Specialized Master's Programs

MSF Faculty

The University of Notre Dame MSF Faculty includes:

  • Gianna Bern

    Gianna Bern
    Associate Teaching Professor of Finance and Academic Director,
    Master of Science in Finance

  • John Dunbar

    John Dunbar
    Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor
    Department of Finance

  • Paul Gao

    Paul Gao
    Viola D. Hank Associate Professor of Finance
    Department of Finance

  • Bill McDonald

    Bill McDonald
    Thomas A. and James J. Bruder Professor of Administrative Leadership
    C.R. Smith Professor of Finance

    Department of Finance

  • Katherine Spiess

    Katherine Spiess
    Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Associate Professor of Finance
    Office of the Dean

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Master of Science in Finance Program Structure
Gianna Bern
Associate Teaching Professor of Finance,
and Academic Director, Master of Science in Finance

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Eric Dyer, MSF '17"The best part of this program was that it beat my expectations around the quality, breadth and depth of the education I received in both investments and other financial related topics. This speaks to the caliber of the faculty at Notre Dame. For example, I learned about Active Share from the man that invented the topic and coined the phrase. I learned about markets from a Professor that is called in front of Congress to testify about issues in the U.S. Stock markets. I learned about optimizations from a Professor that built patented portfolio optimization packages for a leading global asset management firm. I learned about turnaround strategies from a former Executive that lead the way on this front which earned him various C Suite positions at Fortune 500 companies. I learned about Financial Risk Management from a former Treasurer of one of the largest companies in the world. I learned about global energy markets from a Professor that is quoted on the topic in various media outlets including Bloomberg Television, BBC Radio, and the Wall Street Journal. This list just keeps going."