Albers School of Business and Economics
Master of Science in Finance

Degree Requirements

  • from Seattle University's 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog

    I. Preparatory Course Work

    Computer Skills and Business Calculus must be completed by the end of the first year in the program.  Business Communications must be completed by the end of the first quarter in the program.

    II. Fundamental Business Courses

    Eighteen credits, including:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ACCT 5030 Financial Accounting 3
    ECON 5000 Introductory Business Statistics 3
    ECON 5105 Managerial Economics 3
    ECON 5110 The Domestic and Global Economies 3
    FINC 5000 Managerial Finance 3
    MBA 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 3

    Students with previous comparable course work with a B- (2.70) or better have the option of waiving these classes based on self-assessment materials regarding their proficiency. Students without previous course work are required to take these classes at Seattle University or another institution, or may achieve proficiency through an alternative method as approved by the MSF Program Director.

    III. Required Core Courses

    Twenty-seven credits, including:

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ECON 5100 Statistical Applications and Quantitative Methods** 3
    ECON 5300 Applied Econometrics 3
    FINC 5050 Corporate Financial management 3
    FINC 5100 Investments 3
    FINC 5105 Valuation of Derivatives 3
    FINC 5110 Financial Institutions and Markets 3
    FINC 5115 Corporate Investment Decisions 3
    FINC 5120 Portfolio Management 3
    FINC 5500 Cases in Managerial Finance 3

    IV. Specified Electives

    Choose four of the following courses (Twelve credits - two courses must be in Finance):

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    ACCT 5110 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    ACCT 5120 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    ACCT 5330 Advanced Financial Accounting
    ECON 5315 International Economics
    ECON 5330 Economics of Strategy
    FINC 5300 Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation
    FINC 5305 Finance for International Business
    FINC 5310 Financial Risk Management
    FINC 5315 Entrepreneurial Finance
    FINC 5320 Advanced Topics in Investments
    FINC 5325 Real Options Analysis
    FINC 5330 Fixed Income Analysis
    FINC 5335 Hedge Funds
    FINC 560 Business Valuation
    FINC 5340 Valuation for Financial Reporting

    V. General Electives

    Course Number Course Title Credits
      Electives 6

    Students with an MBA degree from an AACSB accredited program may waive 2 electives (6 credits), and thus may have 39-63 credits.

    MSF Specialization

    Business Valuation