Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Locally and globally, the language of business is constantly evolving. The Walsh Master of Science in Finance prepares you to combine a deep understanding of financial theories with cutting-edge, real-world experience to take your career to the next level. You’ll gain hands-on experience from academic faculty who continue to be thought leaders in their fields. 

Discover your future self at Walsh.


Faculty With Real-World Experience

There's no substitute for experience. 95% of Walsh faculty bring their real-world industry experience into the classroom . You will learn from proven business minds who are working or have worked in the roles you may see yourself in one day. 

Flexibility and Personal Attention

Schedule your education around your life. Programs may be delivered in a variety of formats including 100% online, in person, in a remote synchronous mode, or a combination. Connected classrooms let faculty, on-ground, and remote students interact in real time. No matter how you attend, you’ll receive personal attention in small class settings. 

Award-Winning Finance Lab

Walsh’s state-of-the-art finance lab is a real-world business solutions center. You’ll get hands-on experience with the latest technology to solve problems found outside the classroom. As a Walsh student, you can also take advantage of free training and certification in Bloomberg analytical software.

A Network of Support

Our knowledgeable, professional staff will be there to help from your first contact to the day you graduate. With free tutoring, professional mentoring, and lifetime career services, you’ll have the resources you need for academic and professional success.

Year-round registration and four 11-week semesters let you plan your academic year in advance and progress through your program at a steady pace. 

CFA Institute Affiliate

The MSF is a CFA Institute-affiliated program. Curriculum is aligned with the most current practice of investment management and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) learning objectives are woven throughout the program. CFA is a globally-recognized certification and considered the "gold standard" in the finance and investment fields.

Alumni Stories

Tim Constant, MSF
When the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus (HMC) was looking for someone to expand its teaching mission, Tim Constant was their choice.
Read His Story Here
Bob Waun, MSF
After graduating with his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1990, Waun started a career that took him to firms such as Wells Fargo and Americor Mortgage.
Read His Story Here

MBA/MSF Dual Degree

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program, the dual MBA/MSF. Combine the depth of the Master of Science in Finance with the strength of the nationally-ranked Walsh Master of Business Administration (MBA). Speak with a Walsh admissions advisor to learn more.

Learning Outcomes

Through the MSF at Walsh, you will understand the complex principles at work in business finance. You'll be ready to lead small businesses and large corporations with strategies to grow operations on a global scale. Upon completion of the MSF, you will be equipped to:

  • Strategize for business expansion.
  • Manage risks, assets, and liabilities effectively.
  • Optimize performance for businesses (Financial Management concentration).
  • Construct portfolios to meet client goals (Financial Services concentration).
  • Analyze a business’s financial position and plan for the future.        

Apply today 

Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email admissions@walshcollege.edu. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.


Employment Opportunities

With an advanced degree in finance like the Walsh MSF, you will be poised to pursue C-Suite level positions. CFOs and financial experts are needed in insurance and brokerage firms as well as corporations and banks. With your mastery of finance and strategy, you could even develop your own business endeavor or other non-traditional career in the business world.

Some career opportunities include:

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Branch Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Commercial Lender
  • Compensation/Benefits/Job Analysis Specialist
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Cost Analyst
  • Credit Analyst/Collections
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiners
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Stockbroker
  • Treasurer
  • Trust Analyst
  • Underwriter



What Our Alumni are Saying

"Walsh has been good to me and my family. I can’t imagine getting a better education. With our scholarship, we hope to help a student who aspires to be a successful business person – someone who is hard-working and driven to contribute at a higher level."
Lou Schmidt, BBA '90, MSF '97
President, HoneyBaked Ham Company of Michigan
"As one the state's largest graduate business schools, Walsh has the business side of innovation covered."
Mike Semanco , MSF '99
President & COO, Hitachi Business Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital America
"With a heavy emphasis on accounting and risk management, this degree helps me be a better consumer and producer of the metrics that help companies survive, flourish, and when necessary, conquer."
Jacob Katz , MBA '14, MSF '15
ACG Cup Winner
Valuation Consultant, UHY LLP
"In today’s competitive job market, an advanced degree from Walsh can really send your resume to the top of the pile! The networking opportunities are exceptional. Walsh was also a great fit for me as a working professional."
Lorraine Goodrich, MSF '03
Chief Financial Officer, Automotive Industry Action Group

Join the Walsh Family

Your network is an integral part of career success. The Investment Club at Walsh helps you advance your knowledge, enhance your career, and explore your interests. Events and meetings connects you with fellow students and industry experts, answering your questions and building your network.


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).