Master of Science in Finance - MSF

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Our Master of Science in Finance degree program has a rigorous and quantitative curriculum that integrates theories and applications from economics, accounting, mathematics, strategy, and other fields. Students will graduate with well-developed competencies in evaluating complex financial problems, employing statistical and econometric techniques, and recommending financial solutions to stakeholders. The Master of Science in Finance degree program has a STEM designation. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The U.S. government recognizes expertise in these fields as an important driver of innovation and job creation. It is also a designation that is highly regarded by employers.

The program is a 30 credit-hour, or ten semester class, Master of Science degree. The specific focus on finance allows for more flexibility in course work than an accounting/finance dual degree. The coursework overlaps tightly with material covered in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) licensing exam.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland.  It is strongly recommended that applicants have at least three to four years of professional experience after their completed bachelor's degree to fully benefit from the program.

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Degree Options 

Students can choose one of two programs within the MSF degree: a thesis option or a non-thesis option.

Program Prerequisites

  • Common body of knowledge (CBK) requirements include: financial accounting, managerial accounting, principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, and business statistics. 
  • Statistics
    *All students are required to take or test out this course with a competency exam

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