USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis

The MSFA program offers rigorous quantitative training with an emphasis on ethical behavior in two formats

Full-Time MSFA Hybrid Online / Live MSFA
18-month program 22-month program
 Weekdays Saturdays face to face and online
Prerequisites: Calculus, Accounting, Probability & Statistics, Micro & Macro Economics, Spreadsheets Prerequisites: Calculus, Accounting, Probability & Statistics, Micro & Macro Economics, Spreadsheets
Work experience not required Two years work experience preferred
GRE/GMAT Required Not required, GRE/GMAT
Students from around the world are welcome to our full-time programs. We are unable to admit F-1 seeking international applicants to our part-time programs.
Available fall term Available fall term


 USF MS in Financial Analysis

Practical Expertise
Designed for recent graduates and students in the early stages of their careers, the full-time MSFA is an 18-month program, which includes a Research Practicum or Academic Immersion. The part-time MSFA degree is a 22-month program with both online and face-to-face classes, designed for the working professional.

Academic Rigor
The USF Financial Analysis program curriculum covers the body of knowledge deemed necessary for the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation exams. 

STEM Designated
The Full-Time MS Financial Analysis degree is designated as a STEM program (science, technology, engineering, and math). Eligible international students may apply to work in the United States for additional time via the Optional Practical Training (OPT) benefit and OPT STEM extension.

Values-Based Learning
The University of San Francisco has a rich tradition of leadership in ethics and values-based learning, empowering students to achieve goals to truly “Change the World from Here.”

CFA Institute Affiliated University
The USF Financial Analysis program is a designated Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Affiliated University, representing the CFA internationally recognized standard of excellence in investment management.

USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis Program Overview

  • Taught by USF Finance faculty and CFA-credentialed practitioners who are experts in their area.
  • USF’s Master of Science in Financial Analysis program is a CFA Institute University Affiliate.
  • The USF MSFA required courses include Micro & Macroeconomics, Equity and Fixed-Income Valuation, Derivatives, Portfolio Management, Alternative Investments, and Ethics and Finance. The programs also enhance real-world uses of several spreadsheet applications.
  • STEM Designated (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) 
  • Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5 percent of business schools worldwide.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221