Albers School of Business and Economics

Degree Requirements

  • from Seattle University's 2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

    I. Preparatory Coursework

    Business Calculus must be completed by the end of the first year in the program. Professional Writing must be completed by the end of the first quarter in the program.

    II. Fundamental Business Courses (15 credits)

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ACCT 5030 Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 5000 Introductory Business Statistics 3
    ECON 5107 Quantitative Microeconomic Analysis 3
    ECON 5110 The Domestic and Global Economies 3
    FINC 5000 Managerial Finance 3

    Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these classes based on self-assessment materials regarding their proficiency. Students without previous course work are required to take these classes at Seattle University or another institution, or may achieve proficiency through an alternative method as approved by the MSF Program Director.

    III. Required Core Courses (30 credits)

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    BETH 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3
    ECON 5100      Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods      3
    ECON 5300 Applied Econometrics 3
    FINC 5050 Corporate Financial management 3
    FINC 5100 Investments 3
    FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
    FINC 5110 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
    FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
    FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
    FINC 5500 Cases in Managerial Finance 3

    IV. Specified Electives (12 credits)

    Choose four of the following courses (two courses must be in Finance):

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
    ACCT 5120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
    ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 5315 International Economics 3
    ECON 5330 Economics of Strategy 3
    FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation 3
    FINC 5305 Finance for International Business 3
    FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management 3
    FINC 5315 Entrepreneurial Finance 3
    FINC 5320 Advanced Topics in Investments 3
    FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis 3
    FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis 3
    FINC 5335 Hedge Funds 3
    FINC 560 Business Valuation 3
    FINC 5340 Valuation for Financial Reporting 3

    V. General Electives (6 credits)

    Course Title Credits
    Electives 6

    Students with an MBA degree from an AACSB accredited program may waive 2 electives (6 credits), and thus may have 39-63 credits.

    MSF Graduate Certificate

    Business Valuation