Master ofScience in Finance (MSF)

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS


Degree: Master of Science in Finance
Format: 10-month program, September - June
40 semester credit hours
Full-time cohort model
Four-credit courses plus 2-4 credit capstone
Internship Project (2-4 credit) optional
Waiver:

Certain finance, economics, and mathematics majors may waive one course with program approval.
Calendar: 14-week semesters, 4-week January and June courses.
AACSB: PLU School of Business accreditation since 1971. Less than 5% of universities worldwide have achieved this elite distinction.
Faculty:

Jointly offered by finance, accounting, mathematics, and economics faculty.
CFA: The PLU MSF is a CFA University Recognized Program, verified by the CFA Institute to cover over 70% of the candidate body of knowledge.
Technology:  
Students should have their own computer available.  There is access to campus computer labs.
Location:

Courses are offered at the PLU campus in Tacoma, Washington. The greater Puget Sound region, from Tacoma to Seattle, is home to asset and wealth management firms with approximately US$400B under management, and is home to some of the world’s largest firms.
Tuition: Tuition for 2014-15 is US$38,800. Full tuition details are available here.
Housing: PLU offers affordable on-campus housing.


OPPORTUNITIES

  • PLU School of Business Student Investment Fund student-run portfolio managed independently by graduate and undergraduate student teams
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Intensive credit-bearing internship projects during January term
  • Participation in CFA Pacific Northwest Investment Research Challenge
  • Ongoing PLU School of Business Research Series