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Financial Analysis/MBA

The M.S. in Financial Analysis/MBA program is designed to prepare you with a solid managerial foundation grounded with the quantitative rigor demanded by the financial field. The MSFA/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 24 units.

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  • Separate admission to each program is required
  • Students must complete 19 units in the MSFA program, but not yet have their degree conferred, for eligibility to begin the dual MBA program
  • Additional electives required for concentration in MBA program
Application Requirements
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in a minimum of 19 units in the MSFA program

What is the cost for the DUAL program? 
The MSFA/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 24 units. University policy requires that all dual degree students pay the tuition rate of the program they started first throughout their dual degree coursework. Therefore, MSFA/MBA students pay the MSFA tuition rate for the duration of the dual degree program.

What is the format?
MSFA/MBA students complete the MBA program in either a Full-Time MBA cohort or Part-Time MBA cohort but are exempted from a select number of core and elective units based on their MSFA coursework.

I am currently in the MSFA program and have the letters of recommendation waived, but references are required in the online application. What do i do?
Please register the following email address as "references" in order to submit the application: mba@usfca.edu, management@usfca.edu

I am currently in the MSFA program and have the letters of recommendation waived, but a transcript upload is required in the online application. What do I do?
For expedited processing, please obtain unofficial copies of your transcripts and upload it to the online application. Official undergraduate transcripts from the previous MSFA application (if available) may be used to fulfill registration requirements if admitted to the MBA portion of the dual degree.

Why should I pursue the MSFA/MBA DUAL degree?
The MSFA/MBA dual degree program combines the quantitative training required by the financial profession with the strong foundation of business management skills. With a sustained emphasis on teamwork, the MBA program helps you to develop an entrepreneurial approach to solve a wide variety of managerial problems in both startup and corporate settings.