Master of Finance

Rady School of Management

Program Description

Master of Finance

Rady School of Management

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego is now accepting applications for the Master of Finance degree. The one-year Master of Finance provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. Students learn cutting-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates are equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry.


The Rady School seeks applicants for the Master of Finance program who have exceptional quantitative skills, strong interest in the analytical foundations of finance and of risk management, and a desire to have an impact in the financial sector.

The following criteria will be considered for admission:

  • Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required.
  • Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus).
  • A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability.
  • Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica).


Finance professionals skilled at producing forecasts of business, industry and economic conditions and financial risk management are in demand in investment institutions across the globe. The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics expects the risk management field within business to grow at an average rate of 13 percent over the next decade. Longer term career paths may include, but are not limited to, chief risk officer, chief finance officer, risk managers, and as the head of risk management in banks and investment banks, stock exchanges, asset management companies, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, private equity firms, large corporations, credit rating agencies and regulators.

Master of Finance students receive career support from Career Connections. Through personal coaching, an array of programs and resources and a commitment to creating access to opportunities, Career Connections enhances your potential for success.

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  • English

Last updated June 15, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
55,400 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
USA La Jolla Shores, California
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 55,400 USD
Estimated fees for Master of Finance students entering in Fall 2014

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Master of Finance at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego