Jun 05, 2023  
2014-2015 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Applied Finance, Investments Track

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Master of Science in Applied Finance (MSAF)

This program is completed in three consecutive trimesters and consists of 47 units. The degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in financial services. Students enrolled in the Graziadio School’s MBA programs are not eligible to apply. Students in the MSAF program have the opportunity to select one of three tracks: Capital Markets , Financial Management , or Investments .

Students who complete the MSAF degree can apply and waive up to 20 units from the full-time core courses. This will allow MSAF graduates to obtain an MBA degree by taking an additional 25 units of MBA core courses, a minimum of 16 units of additional MBA elective courses and a 0 unit Full-time internship for a total of 41 additional units.

MSAF Program

The Master of Science in Applied Finance requires 47 units of course work and is offered in three tracks.

Investments Track

The curriculum for the MSAF Investments track consists of the following:

Core Courses 37- 41 units  
Career Seminar 0 units  
Elective Courses 6 units  
Total Units 43-47 units  

Program Sequence

Second Trimester

Third Trimester

Session A

Session B


  1. Students must complete career development requirements before registering for the final trimester of study.
  2. ECNM 592  and DESC 593  can be waived.
  3. Electives limited to FINC, ECNM, or ACCT prefix courses. However, DESC 621  and DESC 637  may also be taken as elective courses.

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