Finance, M.A. | University of Hawaii at Manoa | Honolulu, United States
12 months
33648 USD/year
33648 USD/year
15600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Finance program at University of Hawaii at Manoa will provide students in-depth knowledge in the principles and practices of finance and broaden their opportunities to work in finance-related careers, such as commercial banking, investment management, wealth management, financial planning, risk management and insurance, and real estate, etc.


The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) at University of Hawaii at Manoa is a full-time, one-year, non-thesis, finance graduate degree program that requires 30 credits to complete. 

About the Program

Upon completion of the MSF program, graduates will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Students will be able to learn advanced theories and best practices in the financial industry.
  • Students will master in-depth knowledge for conducting practical research in the areas of equity valuation, portfolio management, and risk management and insurance.
  • Students will obtain solid foundation in financial management that will be valuable if they pursue further graduate studies such as PhD program in finance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Banking
  • Portfolio Optimization
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Directed Reading and Research
  • Seminar in Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold or expect to hold prior to matriculation a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent degree from a recognized non-U.S. institution of higher education.
  • Submit a copy of the passport identification pages, or a copy of the national identification card if a passport is not available.
  • Submit one transcript or academic record from each institution of higher education attended, including any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take English Language Proficiency.
  • Show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses, including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    33648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16824 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Honolulu

1640 - 2500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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