12 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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The Finance MSc program at University of Southern California allows students to earn a graduate degree over three terms, beginning coursework in the summer and finishing the following May. The program’s accelerated nature is a cost-effective option for people considering a graduate degree.


The Finance MSc program at University of Southern California is young, yet it has already distinguished itself among similar offerings at top business schools nationwide. The uniqueness of its curriculum, the breadth and depth of faculty expertise and mentoring and the power of USC’s renowned Trojan Family – now more than 374,000 members strong, worldwide – have made the MS in Finance a premier destination for students looking to leverage opportunity and jump start their futures.

Who would benefit from an MS in Finance?

The primary objective of the Master of Science in Finance is to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact as analysts within the various realms of finance and thus advance their careers. The program is open to both business and non-business undergraduates and equips them with tools, ideas and frameworks to excel in early-stage finance jobs.

Our MSF curriculum is designed to offer a comprehensive foundation in finance and flexibility to pursue individual interests. Core courses in accounting, economics, finance and quantitative analysis are supplemented with courses on the role of finance in corporations, investment analysis and portfolio theory, and forecasting and risk. Students can personalize their degrees with elective courses on such topics as real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and hedge funds. All courses will be taught on the University of Southern California campus by the Marshall School of Business’ award-winning teachers, scholars and practitioners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods in Finance 
  • Accounting Concepts and Financial Reporting 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Microeconomics for Management
  • Money and Capital Markets 
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation 
  • Corporate Financial Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Forecasting and Risk Analysis 
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis. 


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy most, but not all of the general admission requirements for Marshall graduate programs. GMAT or GRE scores are recommended, but not required. Full-time work experience is not required for admission to the MS, Finance.
  • Admission decisions are based on consideration of the applicant's previous academic record, resume, test scores (if provided), letter of recommendation and responses to several questions included in the application. Individuals who are admitted must have completed the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree prior to the start of summer classes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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