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Financial Analysis, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , OR,
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.


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


  • AACSB-International

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition (based on 52 credits)

Living costs for Portland

  • 1271 - 2270 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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