​MBA/Master's in Finance — Finance MBA

Organize like an analyst. Strategize like a leader.

As a student in our MBA and Master's in Finance (MSF) dual degree program, you will gain a strong business foundation with the ability to perform complex financial analyses. The MBA/MSF is an ideal option if you are seeking to bring your business perspective to a financial institution, or if you are interested in founding your own financial services firm or fund.

To pursue this dual degree program, you will need to apply and be accepted by both the MBA and the MSF programs. Once you are accepted, you will participate in both programs at the same time, focusing on your MBA coursework during the first year of your studies before switching to MSF courses in your second year. The Dual MBA/MSF is a STEM-certified degree.

Unit Breakdown
Total MBA Units Required: 39
Total MSF Units Required: 24

Sample Course Sequence - MBA/MSF


First Year

Fall (15 units)
GSBA 500 Strategy for the Entrepreneurial Manager(2)
GSBA 502 Statistics for Managers (2)
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (2)
GSBA 505 Financial Management and Analysis (3)
GSBA 510 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (3)
GSBA 515 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (3)
Intersession (3 units)
GSBA Optional Elective (3)

Spring (18 units)
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 506 Operations and Global Supply Chain Management (2)
GSBA 517 Sustainable Business Model Design (2)
GSBA 518 Economics in a Global Environment (3)
GSBA CSR elective (2)
GSBA Elective (5)

Second Year

Fall (14 units)
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies (3)
GSBA elective (3)
MFIN 503 Fixed Income (2)
MFIN 504 Derivatives (2)
MFIN 505 Ethics (1)
MFIN 506 Portfolio Management (1)
MFIN 510 International Finance (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)
  • Leadership Labs
  • Internship or relevant work experience during program

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