Master of Science in Finance

Invest in your Career

A master’s degree in Finance is consistently rated one of the best investments you can make in your career. Maximize your returns with the STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance (MSF) at Portland State. Gain tangible technical expertise and position yourself for a bright future in corporate finance or investments.

A look at the numbers: 

+ Highest paying master's degrees: Master in Finance ranked no. 25, PayScale

+ Best Business Jobs: Finance Manager ranked no. 10, U.S. News and World Report
+ Best STEM Jobs: Finance Manager ranked no. 17, U.S. News and World Report

The Portland State Master of Science in Finance


Education that Yields Return

Develop competence in core theories, specialized tools, and practical application through a forward-thinking curriculum. 

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Curriculum Overview:  

+ Theory: Core financial theory and concepts
+ Financial Tools: Quantitative methods, data analysis, information systems, and enterprise resource planning systems (such as SAP) 
+ Application: Strategy, case analysis, capstone consulting project
+ Soft Skills: Communications, leadership, ethics

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The Portland State MSF Community

Located in the heart of Oregon’s financial hub, you’ll connect with students, employers, and faculty who bring extensive industry experience and leading-edge research to the classroom. 

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Your Career: Connections and Support for Your Next Move

Whether you are launching a new career or planning to move ahead at your current company, Portland State offers training and connections to propel you toward your goals.

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Accessible Career Acceleration

+ Open to professionals and recent graduates with business and non-business undergraduate degrees
+ STEM designation opens employment options for international students
+ Accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program
+ Ranked no. 56 Top MSF by the TFE Times

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University Affiliation Program, CFA Institute