Purdue University Masters in Finance Update

Purdue University Masters in Finance

The Purdue University Masters in Finance program has been around for a while, although the program has been rather quiet. Recently, I have seen some changes and I thought it would be a good time to bring it back up to all of your attention. Purdue is a very well respected program in the Midwest with a large and passionate alumni base. Those looking for a great college experience and a program that is well respected might want to take a look a the MS(F) at Purdue.

Placements tend to be corporate finance focused, but the career section tab on the website does a good job listing the various companies and titles graduating students have received.

Partial List of Employers:

  • AlixPartners
  • Amazon.com
  • Baxter International
  • Bank of the West
  • Caterpillar
  • Central Bank of Thailand
  • China Development Financial Holding Corporation
  • Chrysler
  • Citibank
  • CitiGroup
  • Clifton Gunderson
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Center (China)
  • Cowin Venture Capital
  • Credit Suisse First Boston
  • DaVita
  • Dunnhumby
  • Ford Motor
  • Foxconn
  • HSBC Bank
  • Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lincoln Industrial
  • MacroSys
  • MasterCard
  • New Constructs
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
  • OneAmerica
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • ReachLocal
  • Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
  • State Farm Bank
  • Stephens Inc.
  • The World Bank
  • University of St. Thomas














Purdue MSF students have an average salary of $56,724 with the median of those accepting positions being $65,000.


Class Profile – 2015

  • Number of Students – 25
  • % Women – 40%
  • Age – 24
  • Mean GMAT – 653
  • Mean UG GPA – 3.32
  • Work Experience – 15 months


The class profile is competitive and I think achievable by many candidates. Class size has shrunk some and the ratio of men to women (60/40) is pretty good compared to many other MSF programs.

Tuition costs have increased since I last reported, but remain reasonable. In state tuition is $42,000 and out of state (most people) comes in at $48,500.

I am working on getting an updated student review as I think it will be helpful since my last one was a number of years ago. I do know that the placement information was pleasantly surprising and I think the salary range is in line with what is to be expected. Note that bonuses are not included and anyone going into a finance position will receive additional compensation in the form of a discretionary bonus.

Here is a link to the Purdue University Masters in Finance Program


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