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

95% of Walsh faculty have real-world experience in their area of expertise. You will learn from academic business minds who have “been there and done that.”

Flexibility and Personal Attention

Schedule classes around your life. Take courses entirely online or attend classes at one of our convenient locations. Whether you choose online, on ground, or a combination of each, you will receive the same personal attention from faculty and interact with classmates in small class settings.With no GMAT required, you can start any time and finish your degree at your own pace.

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 networking opportunities throughout the year, you’ll have the resources you need for academic and professional success.

MBA/MSF Dual Degree

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program. Combine the depth of the Master of Science in Finance with the strength of the nationally-ranked Walsh MBA and double your leadership expertise. Speak with a Walsh advisor to learn more.

Master of Science in Finance Coursework

Finance coursework at Walsh focuses on combining finance theory and practice for business growth strategies. The Finance coursework gives you deep and sophisticated understanding financial theories and practical real-world tools for business expansion. International Finance explores the growing globalization of the world economy. Factors like international trade policies, demographics, cultural influences, and interest rates are considered to help you interact in the world economy successfully. Financial Statement Analysis equips you to manage financial statements for strategic decision-making purposes. Assessment and analytical skills prepare you to lead businesses confidently.

Learning Outcomes

Through the MSF at Walsh College, 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 advisor today. Call the Admissions office at 248-823-1600 or email us. Appointments are available Monday through Friday, and walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Employment Opportunities

With an advanced degree in finance like the Walsh College 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. And with an advanced degree like an MSF coupled with experience in the field, your salary will only grow.


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. The Investment Club meets in the Finance Lab on Thursday evenings.

Why Walsh?

"Walsh has been good to me and my family. I can’t imagine getting a better education. With the scholarship, we hope to help along 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