Master of Science in Finance 4+1

4plus1msfsmall.jpgOur MSF program has a rigorous and quantitative curriculum that integrates theories and applications from economics, accounting, mathematics, strategy, and other fields. Discover one of the largest Bloomberg Research Labs in the west coast. Students will graduate with well-developed competencies in evaluating complex financial problems, employing statistical and econometric techniques, and recommending financial solutions to stakeholders.
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) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) licensing exams.

Apply as a junior or senior and select MSF under the academic interest heading in your online application at
statement of goals, current resume, two letters of recommendation, to be emailed to
minimum 3.20 GPA to waive the GMAT/GRE exam.

GMAT or GRE examination - minimum 55th percentile in mathematics and 50th percentile verbal score.

Program Requirements:
Curriculum 30 Hours

Prerequisites (3 Credits)
BUS 500 Statistical and quantitative analysis

Core (15 credits)

Corporate Finance
Security and Portfolio Management
Financial Markets and Institutions
Derivatives and Risk Management
Financial Statement Analysis

Electives (15 Hours)

International Finance
Personal Financial Planning
Corporate Financial Strategy: Mergers and Acquisitions
Research Methods in Finance
Decision Modeling
Project Management
Real Estate Finance
New Venture Finance and Accounting
Insurance and Risk Management
Applied Portfolio Management

Students can choose one of two programs within the MSF degree: a thesis option or a non-thesis option.
• Thesis Option - 27 hours beyond the common body of knowledge; 3-hour thesis course
• Non-thesis Option - 30 hours beyond the common body of knowledge

For more information:
Please reach out to our Program Director, Melissa McCarthy:, 503.943.7224

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