The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program at the Albers School of Business and Economics is designed to further the financial knowledge and expertise of individuals who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Offering in-depth study in business finance, investments, and 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. In addition, you may choose to dive deeper into your area of interest by following one of three specialized tracks:
Our MSF program allows you the ability to complete your education on either a full-time schedule (one-year completion) or a part-time schedule (two-year completion), so you can continue your education and career at your own pace. With no work experience required and enrollment offered every quarter, you can begin your classes directly after completing your undergraduate degree. See the makeup of our current class of students, the learning objectives for the program, and where our MSF students have gone to work after graduation, on the class profile page.
The Albers MPAC program is ranked #28 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 2020. This places it #1 in Seattle among graduate finance programs.
Choose one of three specialization areas
Elective courses required in both hard and soft skills
One basic price for all
Albers is a CFA Institute University Affiliate, with courses covering 70% of CFA exam material. As such, 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.
The MSF program is well structured and flexible. It provides the foundation to start a career in the finance field. The faculty are very supportive and they ensure that the classroom discussions are helpful in understanding concepts which are relevant in the current financial world.
The Master of Science in Finance program at Albers is focused on your success in the long term. Each student defines his/her own path to get there. Here are some post-MSF job titles:
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Seattle’s dynamic and thriving economy is a major hub of Pacific Rim finance. Our graduates work in a wide variety of positions in banking, business valuation, investment banking, and international finance, just to name a few. Many of our graduates go onto seek CFA, CFP, CAIA, or FRM certification. Take a look at our class profile.
At Albers, they teach you how to think in the finance world, while also emphasizing the importance of being socially ethical and responsible at all times.Shraddya Nayar, '18, MSF
Seattle University offers MSF students the opportunity to earn a second graduate degree concurrently with the MSF in less time that it would take to complete each degree separately. These Albers programs may be taken in conjunction with the MSF:
For more information about dual degrees, go to the Dual Degrees page.