Oregon’s Master of Science in Finance program offers one of the few advanced finance degrees from a top-tier university on the West Coast.
With a focus on valuation and asset management, the University of Oregon Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is ideal for those targeting a coveted career as a financial analyst—whether at a "sell-side" investment firm evaluating specific sectors/industries, a "buy-side" investment house managing its own funds, an investment bank, or a corporate finance department.
In the video below, you'll hear directly from our students about how our MSF program prepared them for success.
How to Apply
Master of Science in Finance program applications are evaluated holistically; this includes an essay, recommendation, and experience—not merely test scores and grades.
- Explore scholarships and funding options.
- Learn more about the concurrent MBA/MSF degree program.
- Discover the 3+1 Finance Pathway.
- Find graduate employment opportunities.
Requirements and Courses
The MSF program boasts a CFA Institute-recognized curriculum, preparing students to sit for the CFA exam. More than 150 universities worldwide are included on this exclusive list.
Sample core and elective courses include:
- Concepts of Investments
- Financial Accounting
- Commercial Banking
- Corporate Finance and Valuation
- Wealth Management
Our MS in finance degree is STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) certified. Therefore, international students will be eligible to work in the United States for up to 36 months after graduation instead of the standard 12-month optional practical training period.
The MS in Finance program boasts a multitude of hands-on learning options including a tailored speaker series, study tours, student clubs and associations, and more. Many are coordinated through the Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, which facilities close connections to industry.
Students also have two distinct opportunities to practice securities analysis and portfolio management in a live-fire environment, actively managing more than $1 million in real money.
MS in Finance students work with the program's research-productive faculty to learn state-of-the-art techniques and results from theoretical and empirical research in finance.
Our Department of Finance faculty members are actively involved in scholarly research and teaching and have won numerous awards. The department has a strong reputation for its research on investment management and corporate finance, and finance faculty members' research is published in the leading journals in economics and finance.
What's it like to be a Duck?
Find out what it's like to be an MSF student at the Lundquist College by attending an info session or talking with a current student. Learn about our centers of excellence, hands-on learning opportunities, career development offerings, and more.
Industry and Alumni Connections
With help from the acclaimed Cameron Center for Finance and Securities Analysis, MS Finance students gain access to industry executives, leading companies, and alumni through our tailored speaker series as well as study tours to financial hubs around the United States. The Lundquist College of Business also offers a number of ways for all students to connect with industry professionals and alumni through workshops and lectures, guest speakers, or as part of portfolio management opportunities, and more.
At the Lundquist College of Business, we're committed to preparing well-educated, career-ready graduates. MS Finance students can explore career options, receive support, or discover development opportunities.
- Visit Mohr Career Services
- Discover meaningful connections with industry professionals through Lundquist Connect.
- Explore internship and job opportunities on Handshake.
Pursue your master's among other career-minded students.
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We are a top business school with a unique mission and vision that draws strength from our links to the Pacific Rim and the distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, financial stewardship, and respect for individuality and diversity within an increasingly global community. Situated in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, our campuses are immersed in nature and innovation, and surrounded by top industries.
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Master of Science in Finance Program
The University of Oregon is a member of the exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU). The Lundquist College of Business and the School of Accounting are both accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Our MSF program boasts a CFA Institute recognized curriculum, preparing students to sit for the CFA exam. Fewer than 150 universities worldwide are included on this exclusive list.