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​MBA/Master's of Finance — Finance MBA

​Think like a business owner. Act like an analyst.

As a student in our MBA and Master's in Finance dual degree program, you'll graduate with a strong business foundation and the ability to perform complex financial analyses. This dual degree program is a great option if you want to bring your business perspective to a financial institution, or if you're interested in starting your own financial services firm or fund.

To pursue this dual degree program, you'll need to apply and be accepted by both the MBA and the MSF programs. Once you're accepted, you will participate in both programs at the same time. You'll focus on your MBA coursework during your first year, then switch to MSF courses in your second year of study.

Unit Breakdown
Total MBA Units Required: 42
Total MSF Units Required: 25


Here's how some students map out their MSF/MBA.

MBA Pre-Program Preparation

  • Pre-course preparation
  • Statistics pre-course certification

First Year

Fall (17 units)
GSBA 500 Strategic Thinking and Communication (2)
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (3)
GSBA 516 Marketing for International Managers (2)
GSBA 518 International Economy and Business (2)
Intersession (3 units)
GSBA 593 International Practicum (abroad) (3)
Spring (12 units)
GSBA 506 Operations and the Global Supply Chain (2)
GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (1)
GSBA 523 International Financial Management (3)
GSBA 532 International Comparative Management (2)
GSBA CSR elective (2)
GSBA Non-finance elective (2)
Summer (5 units)
GSBA 508 Legal and Social Environment of Global Business (abroad) (2)
GSBA Non-finance electives (abroad)(3)

Second Year

Fall (14 units)
GSBA 590 Strategic Execution (3)
GSBA Non-finance elective (2)
MFIN 501 Quantitative Methods (2)
MFIN 503 Fixed Income (2)
MFIN 504 Derivatives (2)
MFIN 505 Ethics (1)
MFIN 506 Portfolio Management (1)
MFIN 519 Financial Markets and Institutions (1)
Intersession/Spring (16 units)
MFIN 509 Alternative Investments (1)
MFIN 511 Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
MFIN 512 Equity Valuation and Modeling (3)
MFIN 513 Advanced Portfolio Management (2)
MFIN 514 Financial Econometrics (1)
MFIN 515 Advanced Corporate Finance (2)
MFIN 516 Advanced Seminar and Research Methods in Corporate Finance (2)
MFIN 517 Advanced Fixed Income and Structured Finance (1)
MFIN 518 Advanced Seminar in Asset Pricing (1)

Additional MBA Requirements to be completed

  • Community Service (two 6-8 hour projects or one 15+ hour project)
  • Career and Professional Development course*
  • Leadership Labs
  • Internship or relevant work experience during program

*Courses waived for students matriculated in the Professional MBA program.

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