Finance, MS

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The Master of Science in finance program is a three-semester, STEM-designated program. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a combined degree program with the MS in business analytics program, and current University of Iowa undergraduate students may apply to a combined undergraduate degree/MS graduate degree program. For more information, see Combined Programs in this section of the catalog.

Learning Outcomes

Core Competency

  • Students acquire and exhibit knowledge about fundamental financial concepts.

Business Applications

  • Students acquire and exhibit knowledge about applying financial concepts in business and financial markets.


  • Students effectively communicate finance solutions to business problems.

Team Work

  • Students demonstrate the ability to be effective team members in a complex and diverse world.