Financial Analysis

Portland State University

12 months
601 USD/credit
280 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Portland State's Master of Science in Financial Analysis program will expose you to the technical skills necessary for career success in both finance and accounting. The program allows you to move beyond the numbers, and offer the “big picture” strategies to influence and innovate business transformation.

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PSU's MSFA program has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.With both a core focus and specialized concentration, the MSFA is dedicated to the fundamental and practical education needed for your career advancement. Whether you’re interested in pursuing tax, assurance or advisory in the public sector; valuation, underwriting and research; or developing financial plans, managing cash or product costing and financial reporting, the MSFA has a specialized option for you.Expand your expertise and explore new topics with the multitude of electives offered, from helping manage a six-figure investment fund to the unique experience of traveling to Marseilles, France to study international finance.Culminating in a Capstone Consulting Experience, this section will allow you to work in groups to provide consulting services for a variety of local Portland companies gaining both first-hand experience and valuable networking opportunitiesSpecialized Tracks

  • Public Accounting
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Investment Management

Programme Structure

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Professional Ethics & the Public Interest
  • Hedging & Risk Management
  • Financial Management
  • Valuation & Analysis
  • Foundations of Strategy
  • Communications for Leaders
  • Executive Perspectives on Leadership
Public Accounting
  • Professional Accounting Research
  • Advanced Tax Topics
  • Current Topics in Global Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Auditing
Corporate Financial Management
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Managerial Macroeconomics
  • Financial Institutions
  • International Financial Management
  • Corporate Financial Strategies
Investment Management
  • Managerial Macroeconomics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Management- Issues & Performance Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Please note the following elements that will be required to complete this applicaiton:

  • Two (2) Professional/Academic ReferencesApplicants are required to document the contact information of two professional and/or academic references through the online application.
  • Unofficial Transcript from each College or University AttendedTranscripts should be uploaded through the online application. Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions attended; this includes community colleges and may include institutions attended as part of a study abroad program.
  • Transcripts should reflect:
  • The equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher, or a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher based on 9 or more graduate credits.
  • Official GMAT or GRE Score Report
  • All applicants must complete either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    601 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 601 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 280 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Tuition (based on 52 credits)


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