The Master of Science in Finance program consists of 30 units.
Course sessions will be scheduled in eight week sessions with a hybrid mode of offerings: including but not limited to Zoom sessions, in-person, weekend, or evening class sessions – a convenient format for working professionals.
We offer courses year-round in the Fall, Spring, and Summer. Students will have the flexibility of pursuing the degree track that best suits their schedule:
Full-time track (12 months)
Students in the full-time track can expect to take 12 units in the Spring, 14 units in the Fall, and 4 units in the Summer.
Part-time track (21 months)
Students in the part-time track in year one: 6 units in the Spring, 6 units in the Fall, and 3 units in the Summer.
Students in the part-time track in year two: 6 units in the Spring, 9 units in the Fall, and 0 units in the Summer.
For a detailed view on courses and how to plan your academic roadmap, please check out the MSF sample course schedule.
Please note that the parenthesis ( ) contains the number of units equivalent to the respective course.
Core Courses (18 units)
- BUS 200F - Leadership Communication for Finance Professionals (2)
- BUS 220 - Financial Accounting (3)
- BUS 220A - Financial Statement Analysis for Accountants (3)
- BUS 265F - Silicon Valley Experience for Finance Professionals (1)
- BUS 270 - Financial Management (3)
- BUS 270A - Financial Planning and Analysis (3)
- BUS 270C - Financial Modeling and Data Visualization (3)
Electives (9 units)
Elective courses are offered in the following disciplines including but not limited to:
- BUS 222 - Profit Planning and Control (3)
- BUS 270B - Financial Derivatives in Corporate Finance (3)
- BUS 273 - Business Valuation (3)
- Other BUS electives - Up to two BUS elective courses in the MBA or MSA programs subject to approval by program directors (3 units each course, up to 6 units only)
Culminating Experience (3 units)
- BUS 270D - Case Studies in Corporate Finance (capstone) (3)