Master of Science in Finance

MSF Highlights

Flexible Program Format
High Elective-to-Core Ratio
Financial Assistance
CFA Exam Preparation (Chartered Financial Analyst)

Flexible Program Format

The intimate size of the MSF program offers lots of flexibility, both in terms of scheduling and academic interest. While the program can be completed in as little as nine months, roughly half of our students study part-time while maintaining an existing career. Program directors work closely with students to tailor a curriculum that fits both their interests and their schedule.

High Elective-to-Core Ratio

Our strong electives to core ratio offers one of the most flexible programs of study as compared to national MS Finance programs. Students can specialize, customize and start taking courses in their field of interest almost immediately. Out of the 31.5 credit hours, 18 credits are open for electives allowing for maximum flexibility and customization. Areas of concentration within the graduate finance curriculum include Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital and Real Estate Finance.

Financial Assistance

The David Eccles School of Business offers several graduate assistantships. An assistantship also comes with a waiver for the out-of-state portion of tuition. Assistantship applications will be distributed to admitted students with their notice of admission. Assistantships are competitive, with the average GMAT scores for those receiving a scholarship in the 650 - 730 range. Additional scholarships are available to assist well qualified, out of state students in covering the cost of non-resident tuition.

CFA Exam Preparation (Chartered Financial Analyst)

Our MSF Program offers superior preparation to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification exams. This includes two courses specifically designed to prepare students for the CFA I and CFA II exams, in addition to comprehensive coverage of the CFA body-of-knowledge material. This curriculum has powerful results with our students historically achieving higher pass rates on both exams than the national average. Scholarships are available to MSF students taking the CFA level 1 exam during the program to help offset the cost of taking the exam.

MSF News

SEC Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar to address David Eccles School of Business students

United States Securities and Exchange Commissioner Michael S. Piwowar will address students on Feb. 3, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Eccles School’s Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building Auditorium (Room 1110).

Piwowar is one of five members of the SEC. President Barack Obama appointed him in 2013.

Seating is limited, so students are asked to register for the free event here, and they will be admitted based on RSVPs or their place in the day-of standby line. The event is expected to reach capacity quickly.

Professor nominated by President Obama to serve on Federal Reserve Board of Governors

A familiar face at the David Eccles School of Business is expected to become the newest member of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.

Allan R. Landon, an adjunct professor at the David Eccles School of Business who has taught courses since 2011, was nominated by President Barack Obama on Tuesday to fill an open position of governor on the seven-member board.

If confirmed by the Senate, Landon will fill one of two vacancies on the board, which oversees the Federal Reserve System and plays a significant role in formulating U.S. monetary policy.

Featured Faculty

Kent H. Cannon

Kent H. Cannon recently joined after 30 years in the insurance and financial services industry.  Kent will serve as a professional in residence to enhance the student’s classroom experience with project based consulting experiences in the professional community.

David L. Anderson

David L. Anderson is Professional in Residence in the Master of Finance program. He has spent 24 years in investment banking during which he did transactions in over 25 countries. In the course of his career he has had extensive experience leading complex international transactions, often of a highly sensitive political nature including dealings in Southern America, Asia, and Europe.