Seattle University’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree program provides an opportunity to obtain advanced in-depth education in finance. The program is designed primarily for individuals who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Applicants without a business degree will be required to take some preparatory business courses.
In addition to the development of appropriate quantitative and communication skills, the MSF provides detailed coverage of the following major areas of finance:
- Business finance
- Financial institutions and markets
The program also includes the corollary fields of accounting and economics and incorporates discussion of ethical issues in business and finance. MSF graduates typically work in banking, credit analysis, risk management, personal financial planning, wealth management, securities analysis and trading, portfolio analysis and management, alternative investments, business valuation, real estate finance, international finance, and general corporate financial management. Many seek CFA, CFP, CAIA, or FRM certification.
To view the current MSF student demographics and average entrance scores, download the Graduate Class Profile page.
MSF Program Duration
Part-time MSF students taking two courses per quarter can complete the program in 2 years.
Full-time MSF students taking 4 courses per quarter can complete the program in 1 year.
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.