Master of Science in Finance
The MSF degree program provides students with a rigorous and intellectually sophisticated framework for analysis and decision-making in finance. MSF graduates will leave the program well prepared for careers in asset management, real estate finance, commercial banking, corporate finance, financial regulation, investment banking, and development banking.
With DC as their backdrop, MSF students are at the crux of financial market regulation and policy. The program's experienced faculty, seasoned executives-in-residence, and active professionals are closely attuned to day-to-day movements and big picture evolution in the finance world. The intensive MSF degree program provides students the opportunity to become highly skilled professionals ready to compete, succeed, and lead in today's rapidly changing, global finance environment.
Key curriculum components include spreadsheet modeling, quantitative methods, investments, fixed incomes, and derivatives. The 33 credit-hour program can be completed full-time in one year or part-time in two years. Students who have not completed the prerequisite finance, accounting, statistics, and economic coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level may be required to complete additional courses.
American University's Kogod School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.