2019-2020 Bulletin 
    Jul 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Finance, MS

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The MS in Finance (MSF) is a fast-track degree that equips students with in-depth expertise in finance. The MSF provides students with specialized training in financial analysis combined with broad exposure to topics in innovation and technology. The program is designed for recent college graduates and early career professionals who wish to study the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. The CFA designation is the premier certification globally for professionals in investments and financial analysis and is viewed as a way to ‘fast-track’ your career in financial analysis.

Admissions requirements are detailed in the Admission section of the Bulletin. 


Degree Requirements

The MS in Finance is a flexible program that can be completed in as few as two semesters full-time or four semesters part-time. 

MS in Finance Unit Breakdown

Core Courses 24 units

Electives 8 units

Total Degree 32 units

Financial Accounting: New students are required to show competency in Financial Accounting prior to enrollment in coursework.  

Core Courses

  • Corporate Finance (4 units)
  • Fixed Income (4 units)
  • Financial Derivatives (4 units)
  • FinTech (2 units)
  • Macroeconomics (2 units)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (2 units)
  • Drucker Philosophy (2 units)
  • Asset Management Practicum (4 units)

Elective Courses

Electives vary from year to year and are listed on the MS in Finance schedule. Students are required to complete 8 units of which 4 must be from hard electives and 4 from soft electives. 

University Policies. University policies detailed in the Academic Policies section of the Bulletin apply. 

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