Mendoza School of Business

Finance (MSF)

The Notre Dame Master of Science in Finance

Quant-heavy curriculum. Full-speed pivot potential.

Leverage your quantitative background and develop the value-added skills you need to lead with purpose in today’s business world. Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF), a STEM-designated degree designed to pivot your career path in less time.


Start Date
June 2024



100% Accepted Job Offers
within 6 months of graduation (2023)



$86,000
Median Salary (2023)


What You’ll Learn

Enjoy a robust, quant-focused curriculum

After a rigorous 38-credit-hour curriculum, you’ll emerge with a mastery of financial concepts like modeling, valuation and forecasting that uniquely positions you for a rewarding role in fields such as private wealth management, investing, consulting and more.

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No finance background? No problem.

The M.S. in Finance is designed for students of all majors looking to expand their knowledge of finance.

Mendoza College of Business graduation ceremony, May 2019

Join the ND family

With more than 144,000 alumni and over 270 alumni groups worldwide, you're sure to find a fellow Domer no matter where you land. Our community is dedicated to your advancement as both a student and a professional, bringing you ample opportunity for growth and success.

Whether you’re interested in banking, wealth management, consulting or corporate finance, the MSF gives you the tools and confidence you need to compete effectively in today’s finance world.


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Career Development

Notre Dame's Career Services office houses a world-class team of experts dedicated to helping you launch your career. Taking into account your unique background, they'll help you hone in on your strengths and weaknesses to better prepare you to tackle real-world problems.

MSF Class of 2023 graduates have started their careers at companies such as:

  • Allegiant
  • Deloitte
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lizard Middle Market
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • PwC
  • Scotiabank
  • Volition Captial

Graduates have started their careers in the following industries

  • Consulting
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate

100% of MSF Class of 2023 graduates accepted fill-time offers within six months of graduation with an $86,000 average base salary.

Notre Dame has one of the largest and most responsive alumni networks in the world — with 144,000 active alumni engaged in 250+ alumni clubs worldwide, almost guaranteeing you’ll find a fellow Domer wherever your career takes you.

  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Trading
  • Venture Capital
  • Securities and Commodities Brokerage
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Student Life

We believe the integration of on- and off-campus experiences is vital to your success. Notre Dame’s diverse cultural amenities, rich history and active student body combine to create a campus atmosphere that is second-to-none.

As an M.S. in Finance student, you have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a variety of student clubs and associations that foster leadership and collaboration with peers across Mendoza’s diverse set of degree programs.
  • Connect with Wall Street-seasoned professors and network with high-profile company leaders.
  • Attend valuable speaker series, skill-building workshops and lectures to expand your understanding of finance concepts and build your post-grad network.
  • Grow spiritually, intellectually and professionally with your peers by attending mass at the Basilica, taking advantage of our libraries’ extensive resources, and taking part in numerous networking and professional development events.

Admission

The M.S. in Finance is designed specifically for those without a previous background or education in finance. Applicants from other quantitative backgrounds – engineering, physics, mathematics, etc. – are encouraged to explore the program and apply.

Applicants who received an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, or those who will have their degree conferred from the University of Notre Dame, may have the option to waive the GRE/GMAT requirement. They are still welcome to take the exam but a lack of score will not have a negative impact on their admissibility. TOEFL and IELTS scores will still be required from international students who studied outside of the U.S. or did not study at an English-instructed institution.

RoundDeadlineVirtual Interview DatesDecision
Early DecisionSept. 12, 2023Oct. 10-12; Oct. 17-19, 2023Nov. 3, 2023
1Oct. 25, 2023Nov. 14-16; Nov. 28-30, 2023Dec. 15, 2023
2Jan. 10, 2024Feb. 13-15; Feb. 20-22, 2024Mar. 15, 2024
3Mar. 19, 2024Apr. 9-11; Apr. 16-18, 2024May 10, 2024
  • International Applicants
    International candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by January 10, 2024, to allow time for visa paperwork and processing.

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Class of 2023

MSF Class Profile


31
Total Students



3.61
Average GPA



658
Average GMAT



24%
Female Students



18%
International Students



25
Universities Represented


Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2023-24 M.S. in Finance program is $61,160.

Merit-based scholarships are available to all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship. The Admissions Committee determines scholarships at the same time your application is being evaluated. To apply, complete the scholarship section within the application.


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Visit Us

When considering a decision as important as where to pursue your master’s degree, a campus visit will help give you the insight you need to make the right choice.

It’s a chance for you to get to know Notre Dame and for us to get to know you.

Our students tell us that visiting the campus greatly impacted their decision to attend Notre Dame. Your visit can include:

  • Connecting with the admissions team
  • A tour of the Mendoza College of Business

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Events

We want to hear from you.

The M.S. in Finance team is ready to inform and streamline your decision-making process.

Join us for any number of virtual information sessions and coffee chats, or schedule a one-on-one informational interview with one of our admissions experts. We’re here to help you, every step of the way.

Webinars & Information Sessions

Throughout the year, our admissions team and current students offer webinars, information sessions and Q&A opportunities to help you understand our community and the opportunities the M.S. in Finance offers.

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MSF Voices

Hear from the M.S. in Finance community featuring insights about life as a student, experiences that shape your Mendoza journey, and the impact a Notre Dame MSF can have on your career.