Bonnie Buchanan, PhD, MSF Program Director
Seattle University’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree program provides an opportunity to obtain advanced in-depth education in finance. The program is designed primarily for individuals who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in business. Applicants without a business degree will be required to take some preparatory business courses.
In addition to the development of appropriate quantitative and communication skills, the MSF provides detailed coverage of the following major areas of finance:
- Business finance
- Financial institutions and markets
The program also includes the corollary fields of accounting and economics and incorporates discussion of ethical issues in business and finance.
MSF graduates typically work in banking, credit analysis, risk management, personal financial planning, wealth management, securities analysis and trading, portfolio analysis and management, alternative investments, business valuation, real estate finance, international finance, and general corporate financial management. Many seek CFA, CFP, CAIA, or FRM certification.