Master of Science in Finance

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Class of 2020

The Master of Science in Finance is a catalyst for career opportunity and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. From co-creating comprehensive career action plans to pairing you with an industry mentor, you'll receive personalized services that set you up for success.

Pictured: Anna Mar, '20


67%

Job-seeking students who were employed within six months after graduation

$64,937

Average salary

$21,738

Average salary increase among those working prior to program


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Base Salary

Total average salary increase among those working prior to program: $21,738

  • Average
    • Permanent Work Authorization: $68,924
    • Non-Permanent Work Authorization: $45,000
    • Total Reporting: $64,937
  • Median
    • Permanent Work Authorization: $52,000
    • Non-Permanent Work Authorization: $45,000
    • Total Reporting: $51,750
  • High
    • Permanent Work Authorization: $110,000
    • Non-Permanent Work Authorization: $45,000
    • Total Reporting: $110,000
  • Low
    • Permanent Work Authorization: $50,000
    • Non-Permanent Work Authorization: $45,000
    • Total Reporting: $45,000

43% of students reported salary data.

Mobility

53% of students were promoted or changed employers or functions within six months of graduation

Percentage of job-seeking students who were employed six months after graduation:

  • By Graduation
    • Permanent Work Authorization: 36%
    • Non-Permanent Work Authorization: 29%
    • Total Graduates: 33%
  • Within 6 Months After Graduation
    • Permanent Work Authorization: 71%
    • Non-Permanent Work Authorization: 57%
    • Total Graduates: 67%
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Industry

  • Financial Services: 27%
  • Accounting Services: 14%
  • Transportation & Logistics: 14%
  • Government: 9%
  • Technology: 9%
  • Consulting: 5%
  • Healthcare: 5%
  • Manufacturing: 5%
  • Nonprofit: 5%
  • Retail: 5%
  • Other: 5%
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Function

  • Finance - Corporate: 45%
  • Accounting: 15%
  • General Management: 10%
  • Operations/Production: 10%
  • Finance - Government & Nonprofit: 5%
  • Finance - Investment, Consulting & Advisory: 5%
  • Marketing/Sales: 5%
  • Other: 5%
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Select Employers

85% of graduates are employed in the Portland Metro Area.

  • Avaron Asset Management
  • City of Portland
  • CQMS Razer
  • Geffen Mesher
  • Genentech
  • Green Company Ltd.
  • Hawaii State Department of Education
  • Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.
  • KVKA Tech
  • NW Consignment
  • Portland State University
  • Royal Moore Toyota Service
  • Siemens
  • Smarsh
  • Stoel Rives LLP
  • Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
  • Tektronix*
  • U.S. Bank
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • USZCN International Logistics
  • Wells Fargo

* Hired more than one student

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Select Job Titles

  • Assistant Service Manager
  • Audit Staff Accountant
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Data Trainee
  • Director of Investor Relations
  • Finance Controller
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst

Portland State University participates in and reports data according to the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance Standards Compliance Review.

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