Mendoza School of Business

Finance (MSF)

The Notre Dame Master of Science in Finance

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Quant-heavy curriculum. Full-speed pivot potential.

Leverage your quantitative background and enter the financial services sector with Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Finance, a degree designed to pivot your path in less time.

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. Learn from Wall Street-seasoned faculty and take advantage of more than 20 student-run clubs and associations within the Mendoza College of Business.

Enter the program from any quant-focused background – mathematics, natural sciences, engineering and more – and develop the value-added skills you need to lead with purpose in today’s ever-changing business world.

Propel your potential with the Master of Science in Finance, offered on the iconic Notre Dame campus.

11 Months

Format & Location:
Full-time on the Notre Dame campus

Start Date:
June 2022

Highlights: MSF Student Experience


M.S. Finance students return to campus for a class with Professor Robert Battalio in Jordan Auditorium.

No finance background? No problem.

The M.S. in Finance is designed for non-finance majors looking to change course. 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.

Finance student David Li studies in the Hesburgh Library.

Enjoy a robust, quant-focused curriculum

With a 38-credit-hour course of study that builds upon itself, you'll graduate with more knowledge in less time. Learn from Wall Street-savvy professors in a small class size with individualized attention and in-depth, highly engaging coursework.

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.

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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 and hone in on your strengths and weaknesses to be better prepare you to tackle real-world problems.

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

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.

Course of Study: M.S. in Finance

You’ll begin your M.S. in Finance journey with a seven-week summer module that cements the fundamentals of accounting, investments, ethical management and more.

As you progress through the program, your expertise in focused topics like dynamic pricing, Python for finance, and valuation and modeling will expand, granting you a holistic yet practical understanding of the finance world in less time than other programs.

Your student experience is further enriched by intensive Interterm experiences and opportunities to supplement your studies with hands-on application of cutting-edge finance concepts, best practices and leadership skills.

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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 Release
Early DecisionSept. 14, 2021Sept. 29-30, 2021
Oct. 7-8, 2021
Oct. 22, 2021
1Nov. 2, 2021Nov. 16-18, 2021
Dec 1-2, 2021
Dec. 10, 2021
2Jan. 18, 2022Feb. 1-3, 2022Mar. 4, 2022
3Mar. 1, 2022Mar. 16-17, 2022
Mar. 23-24, 2022
Apr. 1, 2022

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Tuition & Aid

Tuition for the 2021-22 M.S. in Finance program is $54,900.

Merit-based fellowships are available to all qualified candidates, regardless of citizenship. These are determined by the admissions committee at the same time your application is being evaluated.

To be considered for fellowships or other aid, please check the appropriate box on your application form. No additional application is required.

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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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