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Albers School of Business and Economics

Master of Science in Finance

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
  • Investments
  • 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.

Next Steps

       Request Information

       Download Viewbook

       Information Sessions

  • Contact Christina Hughes at or (206) 398-4312 for questions or to set up a prospective student appointment.
  • Learn about the Jesuit MBA Network and the JEBNET transfer agreement for MBA students in Jesuit programs.

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Nationally Ranked

In its 2015 rankings, The Financial Engineer ranked the Albers MSF program #52 in the nation, which places us #1 in the NW and #5 on the West coast.