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Master of Science in Finance
Introduced in June 2013, the Master of Science in Finance is designed to produce graduates who have the skills to:
The MSF program is a one year, full-time degree program which equips the students with the business skills and practical experience to ready themselves for careers in banking, consulting, corporate finance, government, and investments. With finance elective courses the student can focus in corporate finance, investment management, or capital markets. The MSF program is taught by the same faculty as the MBA program, and has the same Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accreditation. A new class begins each June.
Admissions requirements for the MSF program are similar to those for the evening MBA program (please refer to the Admissions section, Chapter 3) with the following exceptions:
Please refer to www.scu.edu/business/msf/admission.cfm for additional information.
Course Waiver Policy
The determination of whether prior coursework or professional qualification is sufficient for credit may be made by the admissions staff in many circumstances. In unusual situations, students may be asked to prepare a petition outlining their prior preparation for faculty review.
This policy applies to matriculated students only. Course waivers may reduce the unit load in a given quarter. International students are required to maintain the term-unit load requirements as outlined by the Global Engagement Office at Santa Clara University. Policies for a non-matriculated students may be different.
Summer Bootcamp (12 units)
Fall Quarter (12 units)
Winter Quarter (12 units)
Spring Quarter (12 units)
Finance electives may be clustered to create a focus in corporate finance, investment management, or capital markets.
Note: Please refer to Chapter 18 for all course descriptions.
Leaves of Absence
Transferring into Another Graduate Business Program
Students wishing to apply for a transfer to another graduate business program will need to complete the following:
The Faculty Director and Senior Assistant Dean will review the application, personal statement, and recommendation in concert with the student’s GRE/GMAT score and academic performance in the current M.S. program before making a decision on the request. A transfer back to the M.S. in Finance is not possible once the student is approved to transfer to another graduate business program.
For information regarding entrance into the MBA program after completion of the MSE program, contact the Graduate Business Admissions Office, 109 Lucas Hall.
After bootcamp (sessions 1 AND 2), if a student has a cumulative GPA below a 3.0, he/she will be placed on academic probation. A student then has one quarter to raise the GPA to 3.0.
The administration will contact the faculty midway through the term to acquire a status update on academic performance to ensure students are aware of academic resources and tutoring in an attempt to resolve matters before they can affect GPA.
If a student has a cumulative GPA below a 3.0 at the end of his/her final quarter and all course requirements have been satisfied, no degree will be awarded until the cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or better through completion of additional graduate course work in the Leavey School of Business.
MSF program students can take advantage of all of the Graduate Business student life activities, which include but are not limited to: