What you'll achieve

As a graduate with the MS in Finance degree from Santa Clara University, you will:

  • Evaluate risk, devising appropriate risk and investment management strategies
  • Interpret and analyze financial information, and develop financial model to assist decision-making
  • Understand ethical standards in business and recognize and evaluate issues of ethics and integrity facing financial decision-makers
  • Develop and strengthen your skills in leadership and collaboration

Program Structure

The year-long, full-time graduate degree program begins with four accelerated foundation courses, as a finance "bootcamp." 

Subsequent classes build on these with advanced finance coursework, and an array of electives intended to deepen expertise in finance generally. Alternatively, students may focus the electives to specialize in Corporate Finance, Investment Management, or Capital Markets.


About our Accreditation

AACSB SealThe Association for Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) awarded accreditation to the Leavey School of Business in 1953, one of the first professional schools of business to be awarded this recognition.

The MBA program was recognized with accreditation in 1959, the first year graduate business students were enrolled at Santa Clara University. The Executive MBA program was accredited in 1999, the year students were enrolled there, and the Accelerated MBA program received recognition in the year of its inception, 2007.

Our three MS programs fall under the Leavey School’s general accredation by AACSB.

The Accounting Department earned separate accreditation from AACSB International in 1996, and is one of only six collegiate accounting departments in California to be so recognized.