Take command of the volatile finance industry.

Start with accelerated foundational courses, develop a focus in corporate finance, investment management, or capital markets, and be ready for your new role in just one year.

This is your opportunity to join chief financial officers, treasurers, and fund managers who call SCU their alma mater.


Practical experience

We'll help you plan your next career move through a range of resources from one-on-one consulting to networking events with alumni.


Influential faculty

Learn from influential scholars whose work is affecting how business is practiced now and in the future.


Begin with accelerated foundation courses in a kind of finance boot camp, and build on these core courses with specialized finance classes.

ACTG 2300 Financial Accounting (3 units)
ECON 2401 Economics for Business Decisions (2 units)
FNCE 2452 Financial Management (4 units)
OMIS 2353 Statistical Methods (3 units)
FNCE 2453 Corporate Finance (3 units)
FNCE 2455 Investments (3 units)
MGMT 2501 Managerial Competencies and Team Effectiveness (3 units)
Non-Finance Elective (3 units)
MGMT 2512 Practice and Morality of Leadership (3 units)
ACTG 2303 Corporate Financial Reporting (3 units)
Finance Elective (3 units)
Non-Finance Elective (3 units)
Finance Elective (3 units)
Finance Elective (3 units)
Finance Elective (3 units)
Non-Fiance Elective (3 units)

What do I need to know about the MS in Finance?

Application deadlines: Fall Enrollment

  • Round One: April 1 (for scholarship consideration)
  • Round Two: May 1 (final deadline all applicants)


  • $1,175/unit (2017-18 tuition)
  • 49 units minimum

Application requirements

  • 4-year bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
    (in the U.S., by regional accrediting agency; international institutions must be accredited by country's Ministry of Education)
  • Two official transcripts from each institution attended (including extension programs) or, for international degrees, ICAP course-by-course evaluation by WES
  • GMAT or GRE scores sent directly to University from test center
    GMAT Institution Code BV3-WB51
    GRE Institution Code 7238
  • TOEFL scores sent directly to University from test center
  • Required if English is not your first language, even if your schooling was conducted in English.
    TOEFL Institution Code 4851, Department code: 02
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation
    Must be from managers or supervisors familiar with your work. For new graduates, recommendations from faculty are acceptable.

MS in Finance Class Profile

Typical MS Finance class profile

  • Average age: 25
  • Women: 60%
  • Work experience: 1.5 years
  • Average GMAT or GRE: 620 / 310
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Last updated April 15, 2019
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