Student & Career Success

The Marquette University Master of Science in Finance (MSF) prepares students for in-demand finance careers.  Projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicate that “overall employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations from 2022 to 2032” with 911,400 openings on average each year.1

The MSF curriculum blends theoretical foundations, technical skills, and practical applications – preparing students to advance within their finance career or transition into a finance role. 

MSF Students and Graduates Work for the Following Organizations

Associated Bank


Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan Chase

Maverick Real Estate Partners

U.S. Bank

Waller Group

William Blair


Salary Growth

FORBES Advisor highlights the above-average salaries among finance professionals: “BLS data indicates that personal financial advisors earned a median annual income of nearly $95,390 as of 2022, more than double the median annual salary for all occupations nationwide. Financial analysts—among the most common careers in finance—earned a median annual salary of $96,220.”2

Master’s graduates command higher salaries.  Within data collected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), recent graduates of master’s programs earn an average starting salary of $80,300.  This is $15,000 higher than the $65,000 median salary for undergraduate




What Students & Alumni are Saying

“My motivation for pursuing my MSF was driven by the desire to deepen my expertise in finance with a program that offers strong financial principles while also integrating advanced technical skills. The opportunity to learn from leading finance professionals and engaging in a capstone project further solidified my decision. Marquette’s commitments to shaping finance professionals goes beyond technical skills and enhances interpersonal skills as well.” Hannah Moore

"The professors and administrators within the MSF program are genuinely committed to fostering an immersive and collaborative learning environment. Each professor is extremely committed to connecting your professional interests with the education you receive during your time in the program.” Leigh Steiner

“The MSF curriculum has a diverse and unique set of classes that challenge every individual. The curriculum provides a well-rounded learning experience that exposes students to a variety of different areas within the field of finance. I enjoy the fact that the program offers distance learning. It allows me to flex my schoolwork with other time commitments and allows me to work at my own pace.” Max Kruszeski

“I was looking for a change and wanted a deep dive into finance. MU provided me an opportunity to challenge myself and broaden my career horizons after graduation.” Nathan Mielke