USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis

Bring theory into practice as you successfully prepare to receive the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Pictured: John Ta MSFA '13, Matt Stalcup MSFA '13

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 and spring terms Available fall term
FULL-TIME MSFA  HYBRID ONLINE / LIVE MSFA

 

 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
As a STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) our MSFA offers a blend of disciplines in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with business and finance. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce, people who hold a degree in a STEM field earn a higher salary on average than those who do not, even if the degree holder is not employed in a STEM field.

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.