Albers School of Business and Economics

Master of Science in Finance

  • The MSF degree is for students who want an edge in the rapidly changing world of finance. Students develop critical thinking, quantitative analysis, and communications skills as well as learn how to assess the social and ethical implications of their decisions.

    The Master of Science in Finance at Albers is designed to develop your knowledge of corporate finance, investments, and financial institutions and markets.

    • Solid grounding in financial principles, accounting skills, and economic analysis
    • State-of-the-art financial theory, applications, and quantitative methods
    • Detailed coverage of complex financial issues, to increase your strategic and analytical competence

    Graduates of Albers’s MSF program generally consider career options in financial analysis, security analysis, banking, capital budgeting, portfolio management, international finance, real estate, insurance, personal financial planning, corporate financial management, and small business finance.

    To view the current MSF student demographics and average entrance scores, download the MSF Student Profile. For additional class information, visit the Graduate Class Profile page.

    MSF Program Duration

    Part-time MSF students taking two courses per quarter can complete the program in 2 to 3 years.

    Full-time MSF students taking 4 courses per quarter can complete the program in 1-1/2 to 2 years.

    Students who have had an equivalent course with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better may be eligible to waive up to six fundamental business classes.