Master of Science in Finance - MSF

Connect to real world finance, top business leaders and discover the largest Bloomberg Trading Room on the west coast.  Our Master of Science in Finance (MSF) 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 The U.S. government recognizes expertise in the data science fields, such as this degree in finance, as an important driver of innovation and job creation. It is also a designation that is highly regarded by employers.

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The program is a 30 credit-hour (ten semester-long classes) 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.

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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The GMAT requirement is currently waived for all business graduate program applicants.

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Main Campus
5000 N. Willamette Blvd, Portland OR 97203 - Franz Hall, Murphy Conference Room 426

Westside Campus
Suite 230, 15220 NW Laidlaw Rd, Portland, OR 97229

We are one of five business schools in Oregon accredited by the Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 


AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. The AACSB Accreditation Standards challenge post-secondary educators to pursue excellence and continuous improvement throughout their business programs. AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.