​Master's in Finance Curriculum

Through a combination of academic theory, ethical standards and hands-on learning, our CFA-approved curriculum will help you prepare to take the first two levels of the CFA exam—and give you a versatile background in finance, accounting, economics and statistics.

In addition to the coursework outlined below, students must complete one semester of calculus prior to beginning the MSF program.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2020-2021, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on April 1, 2020. Access the catalog of record at https://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

MFIN 501Quantitative Methods2
MFIN 502Economics for Finance2
MFIN 503Fixed Income2
MFIN 504Derivatives2
MFIN 505Ethics1
MFIN 506Portfolio Management1
MFIN 507Financial Reporting and Analysis3
MFIN 508Corporate Finance1
MFIN 509Alternative Investments1
MFIN 510International Finance1
MFIN 511Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis3
MFIN 512Equity Valuation and Modeling3
MFIN 513Advanced Portfolio Management2
MFIN 514Financial Econometrics1
MFIN 515Advanced Corporate Finance2
MFIN 516Advanced Seminar and Research Methods in Corporate Finance1
MFIN 517Advanced Fixed Income and Structured Finance2
MFIN 518Advanced Seminar in Asset Pricing1
MFIN 519Financial Markets and Institutions1

In addition to the coursework indicated above, all students are required to successfully complete the career and professional development passport program.