Master of Science in Finance

302G Peterson Hall
Lillis Business Complex

The master of science in finance is a 12-month degree program with an emphasis on valuation and asset management designed for students who recently graduated with majors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, or equivalent subjects.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with insights from the most advanced theoretical and empirical research in finance while attending quarterly professional development seminars. Through the UO's Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, students have the opportunity to practice securities analysis and portfolio management in a live environment with access to the Pacific Northwest's financial, banking, and investment industry.

Program Requirements

The program requires an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, or equivalent subjects. Applications are evaluated holistically; this includes the essay, recommendations, and list of experience—not merely test scores and grades.

The following accomplishments fit the profile for a typical master of finance student:

  • GMAT score of 620, GRE score of 310 (not the minimum requirements)
  • grade point average of 3.20 on a four-point scale (not the minimum requirement)
  • a four-year undergraduate degree

Course Requirements

Students complete the program in 12 months (four terms). The curriculum consists of six core courses plus electives, totaling a minimum of 45 credits. The plan of study for the electives is determined by the student and the program director.

Visit the college's master of science in finance website for more information.

Master of Science in Finance

The MSF curriculum totals a minimum of 45 credits, allowing students to complete the degree in 12 months (four quarters).

The program consists of six required courses - including a capstone practicum and a quarterly seminar - along with 13 available electives. Emphasis is on valuation and asset management. The required core courses have no pre-requisites for MSF students. The program will coordinate with industry partners to design such real-world projects as security analysis, portfolio allocation, risk management, and valuation of corporate investment projects or startups.

Core Courses
ACTG 612Financial Accounting3
FIN 607Seminar: [Topic]5
FIN 608Workshop: [Topic]3
FIN 612Fundamentals of Finance3
FIN 615Quantitative Methods for Finance3
FIN 683Concepts of Investments3
Financial Markets (1 Required, Both Recommended)3-4
Derivative Markets and Financial Institutions
Fixed Income Securities
Capstone Requirement:3
FIN 673Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance3
or FIN 610 Experimental Course: [Topic]
Financial Reporting
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Derivative Markets and Financial Institutions
Commercial Banking
Workshop: [Topic]
Terminal Project
Experimental Course: [Topic]
Corporate Finance and Valuation
Advanced Topics in Corporate Finance
Fixed Income Securities
Alternative Investments
Hedge Funds
Minimum Total Credits:45