Master of FinanceCurriculum

You can complete your Master of Finance at Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in as little as nine months (two semesters and 30 credit hours), or you can opt to stay two years and complete 39 credit hours with a departmental certification in a specialization by taking appropriate additional electives. 

You may also apply for summer internship opportunities during this time, available on a competitive basis.

And, you can transition right into our master's program after completing your undergraduate degree; no work experience is needed. Typical undergraduate majors include business, economics, physics, accounting, engineering and math.

Pre-Orientation Bootcamp

Introduces students to financial data analysis using Excel and Python programming, as well as to networking.

Core Courses

These core courses provide you with the tools and techniques that build a strong foundation for a career in finance. 

Students enrolled in a two-semester core course—Individual, Team, and Career Development—complete real-world assignments using big data under the supervision of corporate executives and potential employers. By leveraging the executives’ vast industry experience and financial knowledge in the classroom, you’ll gain real experience in areas such as intangibles valuation, credit scoring and fixed-income hedging.

Corporate seminars delivered by industry executives enable you to network and learn from executives in areas such as digitizing business models, fixed income hedging, intangibles valuation and more.


Whether you’re interested in financial risk management courses, corporate finance, or financial big data, the Master of Finance degree curriculum offers you the flexibility of determining the structure of your program based on your long-term goals and specific areas of interest. You can graduate with the basic program of 30 credit hours or work toward additional departmental certification, available upon successful completion of 39 credit hours in a specialization. 

Students can also add any other course to complete these specializations, as determined appropriate by the Master of Finance faculty director.

All students must work toward a specialization.

Corporate Financial Analytics Specialization (STEM Eligible)

Corporate Finance Specialization

Risk Management Analytics Specialization (STEM Eligible)

Financial Big Data Analytics Specialization (STEM Eligible)

FinTech Specialization (STEM Eligible)

Please note: 

  • All courses are contingent upon availability of appropriate staff, and need not be offered every time. Enrollment in elective courses is contingent upon appropriate performance in the program.
  • International students fulfill visa requirements each semester. Contact International Student Services for more information.
  • Students who choose to stay beyond two semesters can apply for internship opportunities on a competitive basis. Visit the Career Management page to learn more.

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