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Finance, MS

Unlock your potential in the world of finance with Seattle University's Master of Science in Finance program. Prepare for a successful career with SU.

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About this Program

Empowering Futures in Finance Expertly and Ethically

Elevate your finance career—or pivot to a new one—with our Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program. Designed for both undergraduates and professionals, our advanced curriculum equips you with the skills to thrive in today's business world. From investments to corporate finance, our program offers diverse career pathways. With additional focus on accounting, economics, and ethical discussions, you'll emerge as a versatile professional ready to make an impact.

In addition, you may choose to dive deeper into your area of interest by following one of three specialized tracks:

  • Investments
  • Risk management
  • Corporate finance

Join us and shape the future of finance while embracing our Jesuit values of equity and prosperity for all.

Graduate Degree in Finance at a Glance

Learn how this degree from the Department of Finance will contribute to your career goals, explore course requirements and see how impactful a Seattle University degree can be.

Throughout the curriculum, you'll navigate intricate topics like financial analysis, investment management and risk assessment. Your skill set will expand to encompass financial modeling, quantitative methods and strategic decision-making. By the program's end, you'll possess a profound understanding of financial markets and instruments. This knowledge equips you for diverse roles in investment banking, asset management, and corporate finance. The emphasis on real-world applications sharpens your critical thinking and analytical skills.

On successful completion of the MSF program requirements, students will be able to:

  • Justify values for both financial and real assets by applying appropriate valuation methods and principles.
  • Evaluate the tradeoff between risks and returns using a variety of appropriate quantitative methods.
  • Critique the role of financial markets and institutions in providing the efficient transfer of funds from sources to uses.
  • Produce sound financial recommendations by applying financial tools and analytical methods.
  • Communicate, in both written and oral form, the results and recommendations of financial analysis to different audiences having various degrees of financial sophistication.

As an graduate finance student, you can earn two graduate degrees in less time than it would take to complete each degree separately. Consider adding a degree in the following:

What You’ll Learn

Learn about the classes you’ll take as a student here.


Best Master's in Finance

According to U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Top 5% World Business Schools & AACSB accredited 

Albers School of Business and Economics

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STEM-Designated Programs 

Academics the U.S. gov. identified as beneficial to students & U.S. companies.

Academic Excellence Designed for You

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CFA Affiliated Program

As a CFA Institute Affiliated University, our MS in Finance aligns with the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. With courses covering 70% of CFA exam material, you’ll participate in a rigorous curriculum delivered in small class environments with faculty and staff dedicated to your success and committed to educating the ethical business leaders of tomorrow.

Now is the time to expand your expertise and career options for the high-demand field of finance!

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Flexible Scheduling

  • Full-time program: 1 year
  • Part-time program: 2 years
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3 Specialty Areas

Choose from one of three tracks to tailor your expertise:

  • Investments
  • Risk management
  • Corporate finance
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Prepared for Leadership

  • Elective courses required in both technical and people skills
  • Courses include projects with Seattle finance leaders
  • Explore ethics, personal values and how you can make a difference
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Competitively Priced

  • One basic price for all
  • Scholarships available (included as part of application)

From Our Alumni

Greg Wilson

“Albers is continuously evolving the curriculum—not to just keep up with evolving trends, but to stay ahead of them. It’s the same thing we need to do as portfolio managers: stay ahead of the curve for the benefit of our clients.”

MSF ‘21

Prepared for Success

Strong Connections with Seattle’s Finance Leaders

Seattle’s dynamic and thriving economy is a major hub of Pacific Rim finance. Our faculty work directly with Seattle’s best finance professionals on the finance department’s advisory board.

The advisory board includes professionals from Seattle’s private, public, and nonprofit sectors. With the advisory board, faculty tune into changing business and social needs. They design assignments that examine current issues in finance and develop the skills you’ll need to thrive.

High-Demand Albers Finance Graduates

As a highly desired graduate in a high-demand career, you’ll find many opportunities for a high-earning career with a master’s in finance. Many of our graduates go on to seek CFA, CFP, CAIA, or FRM certification.

Here are some job titles and companies for graduates of our master’s program:

  • Financial Analyst, Amazon
  • Financial Manager, Microsoft
  • Financial Planner, Boeing
  • Financial Advisor, Microsoft
  • Head of Operations, Faira

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Get in-depth, personalized program information from an expert. Share your career goals and decide on next steps with our specialized admissions team.

Carolyn Auvil Cubillos

Senior Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist

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