Master of Science in Finance
The master of science in finance, or MSF, at Pacific University is a rigorous and comprehensive program that prepares students to work in an ever-changing economic landscape. With a curriculum based in fundamental economic principles, the program provides students with specialized knowledge and skills as well as insights into innovative theories. Classes are held Friday afternoons and Saturdays, every other weekend, for one year, at our Hillsboro campus. Applications are now available for a January 2014 start.
Designed for experienced and aspiring professionals, the MSF program helps students broaden their knowledge of finance, launch notable careers, and become leaders in the field. Students develop targeted skills by selecting the concentration best suited to their career aspirations — corporate finance or investments.
Graduates of the MSF are in high demand by prestigious firms across the globe. As a graduate, not only will you have the technical abilities required of any top financial analyst, but you also will have the strategic business understanding that will allow you to make the best of these tools. Following graduation, MSF students typically go on to careers in corporate finance, asset management, financial services, and investment banking. From Wall Street to corporate finance to derivatives pricing to risk management, the range of available career options is broad, varied and full of potential.
The Pacific University MSF faculty reflects the broad diversity and extraordinary talent of finance-focused leaders in the Pacific Northwest region and throughout the nation. In addition to the permanent faculty at Pacific University, the weekend intensive structure of the program supports a remarkable set of cutting-edge practitioners as program faculty. Some of our faculty teach full time; some share their expertise for set modules. Guest lectures and case presentations are a prominent feature of the program. Experienced business leaders also support the program through the Innovation Academy Executive Council.