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Master of Science in Financial Analysis

Portland State's Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) program integrates both finance and accounting coursework into one accelerated degree.

The MSFA curriculum is ideally suited for those interested in management-track careers in finance and accounting. The program begins with a core curriculum building the foundation and allows students to further customize their degree through three specialized tracks.

  • Public Accounting
  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Financial Management

The MSFA program allows you to further customize your degree through electives that allow you to expand your expertise in your specialization or explore additional topics in finance and accounting.

For all students, the MSFA program culminates in a Capstone Consulting Experience, offering substantial real-world experience. Students work in groups to provide consulting services for a variety of local companies. MSFA business project students traditionally work on issues of financial analysis and valuation.

The MSFA degree may be completed in 1 year for full-time students and in 2 years for part-time students.

One of only 173 Schools of Business worldwide (top 5%) accredited in both general business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

The MSFA program at PSU is extremely well connected to the financial community in Portland, with many alumni positioned at local companies and in professional organizations such as the Portland CFA Society. The MSFA program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which  provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.

Career Management Resources provide MSFA students with many outstanding opportunities for internships, real-world project experience, and job hunting resources.

PSU’s location in the heart of the thriving downtown Portland business community helps us to provide unmatched access to regional business leaders. Our students encounter a wide range of business professionals, both as educators, and as recruiters and professional contacts. You will also benefit from real-world experience in finance and accounting.