Walsh College

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Whether an enterprise is for-profit or non-profit, corporate or government, start-up or established, or a community or a single individual, a finance professional is needed to ensure its overall financial health.

It’s no wonder that the world of finance continues to attract the best and brightest to its ranks.

If you’re seeking to enhance your career with an advanced finance degree, the Walsh College Finance Department is designed to supply you with the hands-on experience you need to hit the ground running. You can choose from one of our concentrations: Financial Investments, Financial Management, or Financial Services.


State-of-the-art Finance Lab

The Walsh College Finance Lab is a real-world business solutions center. You’ll get true hands-on experience with the latest technology to solve problems found outside the classroom. The Finance Lab provides free training and certification in Bloomberg analytical software.

Dual your degree—MBA/MSF

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program. Combine the strength of the MBA with the depth of the MSF in a 57-credit program and double your leadership expertise.

MSF — 100% online

The Financial Management and Financial Services concentrations of the MSF are available as fully online programs.

Join our ranks

You’ll find Walsh finance graduates in many key positions at Fortune 500 companies in Michigan, with many advancing to found their own companies.

Master of Science in Finance Coursework

Finance coursework at Walsh College 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.

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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 College Family

Your network is an integral part of career success. The Investment Club at Walsh College 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.

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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