USF Full-Time Master of Science in Financial Analysis

The MSFA program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise.

There is no city in the world like San Francisco. Transform your career in the SF Bay Area with the USF Master of Science in Financial Analysis.

Unrivaled Location
The USF location can directly impact career outcomes. Our downtown campus puts you in the heart of the San Francisco financial district. You’ll build your professional network with leading financial firms and global companies located just blocks away. 

Practical Training
Our program focuses on the knowledge required by the CFA® designation for a Chartered Financial Analyst at a CFA Institute Affiliated University.

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.”

STEM Designated
The full-time MS in 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.

Full-Time MS in Financial Analysis Program Overview

  • 18-month program with 35 units
  • Meets three days per week
  • No work experience required
  • Includes Research Practicum or Academic lmmersion
  • Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options
  • Offered at USF's San Francisco Downtown Campus (fall and spring semesters)
  • Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide