​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: 25

Sample Course Sequence - MBA/MSF


First Year

Fall Year One Courses
Fall Year One (12 units)
GSBA 500 Sustainable Strategies for the Entrepreneurial Manager (2)
GSBA 501 Leading Multicultural Teams and Organizations (2)
GSBA 502 Statistics and Analytics for Decision Making (2)
GSBA 504 Marketing for Global Managers (2)
GSBA 507 Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis (2)
GSBA 509 Financial Management and Analysis (2)
Intersession Year One Courses
Intersession Year One (3 units)
GSBA 593 International Consulting Project (3)
Spring Year One Courses
Spring Year One (10 units)
GSBA 503 Problem Formulation and Decision Analysis (2)
GSBA 506 Operations and Global Supply Chain Management (2)
GSBA 508 Law, Policy and Ethics in Global Business (2)
GSBA 514 Economics in a Global Environment (2)
GSBA Non-Finance Elective (2)*
Summer Year One Courses
Summer Year One (1 unit)
GSBA 598 Internship (1)


Second Year

Fall Year Two Courses
Fall Year Two (15 units)
GSBA 516 Current Trends in the Business Environment (2)
GSBA 519 Social Impact Consulting Project (2)
GSBA 590 Agile Strategies for Fourth Industrial Revolution (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 and Spring Year Two Courses
Intersession/Spring Year Two (17 units)
MFIN 500 Intro to Python for Finance (1)
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

MBA Electives

For the dual MBA/MSF program, MBA electives should be outside of the area of finance except for the following pre-approved finance elective courses:

  • GSBA 511 Managerial Accounting (2)
  • GSBA 513 Corporate Governance and Values (2)
  • GSBA 524 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
  • GSBA 525 Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment (3)
  • GSBA 528 Business Cycles and Forecasting (3)

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