The Finance program offered by Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland is designed to provide specialized skills for those interested in careers in corporate finance, investments, financial analysis, and/or risk management.
Students will graduate with well-developed competencies in evaluating complex financial problems, employing statistical and econometric techniques, and recommending financial solutions to stakeholders. The Master of Science in Finance degree program has a STEM designation. STEM refers to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The The U.S. government recognizes expertise in the data science fields, such as this degree in finance, as an important driver of innovation and job creation. It is also a designation that is highly regarded by employers.
The program is a 30 credit-hour, or ten semester class, Master of Science degree. The specific focus on finance allows for more flexibility in course work than an accounting/finance dual degree. The coursework overlaps tightly with material covered in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) licensing exam.
Degree OptionsStudents can choose one of two programs within the MSF degree: a thesis option or a non-thesis option.
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This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.
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The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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