Master of Finance

Are you ready to make valuable contributions to the finance industry—while building the career you’ve always dreamed of—in as little as nine months? Weatherhead School of Management’s Master of Finance Program at Case Western Reserve University will set you apart from the competition.

Through hands-on class projects, organized city treks across the country, world-class faculty with extensive, real-world experience and more, you’ll be immediately put on the path to succeed upon graduation. Looking to take a deeper dive into diverse areas of finance? We offer four specialized, STEM-eligible specializations for students to build their own future: Financial Big Data Analytics specialization, Corporate Financial Analytics specialization, Risk Management Analytics specialization and FinTech specialization (starting Fall 2023).

Master of Finance at a Glance

semesters to complete (can be finished with additional semesters as needed)
STEM-eligible specializations
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New FinTech Specialization

Build the next-generation skills that will place you at the forefront of tomorrow's business leaders through our FinTech specialization, which will be offered starting the fall 2023 semester. Acquire the skills you need through courses in artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency and more.

The Weatherhead Way

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At Case Western Reserve, you’ll study at one of the nation’s leading research universities—in one of the country’s most culturally robust neighborhoods. You’ll live and learn in a city known for industry and healthcare innovation, where nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies are represented. You’ll learn breakthrough business concepts from the people who literally wrote the book on them.

Plus, you’ll:

  • Learn more than just the core skills of business management,
  • Discover yourself better as a person and as a leader, and
  • Build the skills you need to reach beyond problem solving to solution innovation.

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Your Degree, Your Way

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Market-Driven Curriculum

Our students graduate ready to succeed and lead teams in today’s business world, grounded in foundational knowledge in financial orientation, financial modeling, corporate financial analysis and more. 

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Expert Faculty

Weatherhead faculty will teach you finance and management concepts that make real-world differences, whether you’re interested in risk management, private wealth management or corporate finance. 

Expansive Options

From internships and study abroad programs to student organizations and an extensive events calendar, earning your Master of Finance degree at Weatherhead means new experiences for you—no matter your areas of interest.

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Students may transfer up to twelve credit hours of appropriate prior course work from accredited institutions with prior written approval from the faculty director and the Weatherhead registrar. No course in which the student received a grade lower than a B will be accepted. Graduate courses counted toward another degree are not eligible for transfer credit. Courses completed more than five years prior to the start of these programs are not eligible for transfer credit. If a transfer credit request is approved, upon completion of the course, it is the student’s responsibility to provide the Weatherhead Registrar’s Office with an official transfer transcript. Courses cannot be transferred without an official transfer transcript. Quarter hours convert to semester hours with a conversion of 0.67 semester hours for every 1.0 quarter hours.

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Case Western Reserve University was welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Master of Finance program at Weatherhead School of Management has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.

As a student benefiting from this program, you'll be positioned to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Thanks to the Master of Finance program's membership in the University Affiliation program, we are able to offer 3 CFA Student Scholarships for students currently attending the Master of Finance program who have not yet registered for their next exam.

MBA/Master of Finance Dual Degree Program

Gain the management and specialized skills to create sustainable value for business and society by earning a MBA/Master of Finance dual degree at Weatherhead. By earning a dual degree you can stand out to future employers within the business management and finance industries and expand career opportunities in: 

  • Corporate and entrepreneurial finance,
  • Commercial or investment banking,
  • Private wealth management, and
  • Budget and data analysis.

Your Next Step Starts Now

Connect with our admission directors to discover how a Weatherhead Master of Finance degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Ready to learn the skills you need to succeed in the finance industry? Get started today: