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Master of Finance

Invest in an Education that Pays You Back

The Master of Finance (MFin) program at UD offers exceptional preparation for many fields — banking, financial analysis, brokerage, wealth management, private equity, corporate finance, insurance, international business — and many more. The flexibility of our MFin curriculum also makes it possible for students to complete the program in 12-24 months and prepare for a Ph.D. program in Finance. Our innovative curriculum, including a CFA preparatory course, as well as hands-on learning at our two investment centers ensure you will receive an exceptional education with our program. 

The University of Dayton has successfully placed its finance majors in companies such as BlackRock, Bloomberg, Credit Suisse, Fidelity, Fifth Third Bank, IBM, Johnson Controls, JP Morgan Chase, KeyBanc Capital Markets, Mid-America Asset Management, Northern Trust, Wells Fargo Securities, and Fuyao Glass America.

The Master of Finance is a STEM-designated program. Graduates of STEM-designated programs, like our MFin program, are able to apply for a 24-month extension to their normal 1-year OPT, making for a total of 36 months (3 years).

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Real-World Experience Program at a Glance MFin China Start Program


The University of Dayton is one of a select group of schools to offer hands-on learning for both traditional investments and alternative investments. The Davis Center for Portfolio Management is an investment technology classroom at the University of Dayton providing industry-leading financial analysis software including Bloomberg and Morningstar Direct. Our unique Hanley Trading Center is a classroom where students can learn about the complex world of financial derivatives. All of the computers in the Hanley Center contain CQG Integrated Client trading software, which provides the same global market data, analytical tools and order routing used by professional traders for trading products, including stock options, stock indexes, options on indexes and currency valuations.

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There are three options. Option 1 - graduate in one year (Fall, Spring, Summer); Option 2 - graduate in 21 months (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring); and Option 3 - 5-year BPM program (BS and MF degrees in 5 years).

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Investing in Your Future

The University of Dayton is providing students with an undergraduate degree the opportunity to earn a Master of Finance in an expedited manner (up to 12 months). Students will begin their foundational coursework at the University of Dayton’s Suzhou Campus (known as the China Institute), and then progress to complete their Master of Finance at the University of Dayton main campus in the U.S. in the subsequent three consecutive terms. After successful completion of the program, students will earn an AACSB-accredited Master of Finance degree recognized by the Ministry of Education of China.

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Courses and Electives

The MFin program can be completed in 12 months or 21 months. 33 credit hours are required to graduate, among which 21 hours are required (R) including Investments, Financial Modeling, Financial Statement Analysis, Econometrics, Portfolio Management, Advanced Corporate Finance, and CFA Preparatory. 12 additional hours can be taken from an array of electives (E) such as Equity Trading, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Derivatives and Risk Management. Students can choose investment track, corporate track, or quantitative finance track. There is no thesis requirement.


GMAT/GRE and English Proficiency Exams Waived for China Start Program

Successfully passing the University of Dayton Master of Finance interview and written test, and completion of six-week foundational coursework at the China Institute may lead to a possible waiver of GMAT/GRE and English proficiency exams (i.e., TOEFL, IELTS).

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program (4+1)

The University of Dayton Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program (4+1) encourages high performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD.

Davis Center for Portfolio Management

Students manage the #1 student-managed investment fund in the country using the University's endowment while operating industry-leading financial analysis software.

Hanley Sustainability Fund

Students manage this equity portfolio, which aims to outperform the overall stock market while investing solely in sustainable companies.


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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2251


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