The MSFA program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise. This graduate program integrates the rigorous quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions.
The Professional MSFA is designed to serve the needs of today's busy students. Our executive-style program provides a sequential approach to the tools and knowledge necessary for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA® designation by the CFA Institute). Classes meet on Saturdays so that working professionals — who have career commitments and goals in the financial and investment fields — may complete their graduate program in 22 months.
The Accelerated MSFA is designed for applicants who do not have two or more years of professional experience. MSFA Accelerated courses meet during the week over three semesters covering 12 months. The curriculum is identical to the MSFA Professional Program, and many of the same instructors teach the same courses in both program formats.
The Concurrent MSFA/MBA program is designed to prepare you with a solid managerial foundation grounded with the quantitative rigor demanded by the financial field. Awarded by the USF School of Management, the MSFA/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 24 units.