Master of Science in Finance

A solid foundation in finance can provide an advantage over the competition that can be applied to many fields, from cinematic arts to engineering.


The Master of Science in Finance allows students to earn a graduate degree in 16 months, beginning coursework in August and finishing the following December. The MSF program is a full-time residential program, taking place on the USC campus. There are no minimum years of work experience required to be eligible to apply for the MSF program. 

Who would benefit from a Master of Science in Finance?

The primary objective of the Master of Science in Finance is to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact as analysts within the various realms of finance and thus advance their careers. The program is open to both business and non-business undergraduates and equips them with tools, ideas and frameworks to excel in early-stage finance jobs.

STEM Designated Program

The Master of Science in Finance program at USC is a STEM designated program, which allows international students on F-1 visas to apply for a 24-month extension of their optional practical training (OPT). 

Career Prospects for MSF Graduates 

Enjoy an overview of the job opportunities that MSF alumni have experienced. Please click to review employment details on the MSF Class of 2015, the MSF Class of 2016, the MSF Class of 2017, the MSF Class of 2018, and the MSF Class of 2019.

The Marshall Difference

The USC Marshall School of Business stands at the forefront of creating and delivering programs that educate tomorrow's global business leaders, creating knowledge of management and the business environment, and addressing critical problems facing business and society, both locally and across the world. USC Marshall has a world-class faculty of leading scholarly researchers and noted practitioners, all of whom make it their business to help you attain your goals. Our professors have earned their Ph.D. degrees at the best doctoral programs in the world, including Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton.

Join our Trojan Family

The Master of Science in Finance program connects students to a global network that will yield career-wide – and lifelong – benefits.

Spanning 123 countries, the Trojan Family Network includes more than 85,000 Marshall alumni and 400,000 members USC-wide. These are your connections, your peers and your mentors, for the rest of your career, and throughout your life.

David Melstrom

“Being a Trojan is being ambitious, courageous, and resilient. Trojans push each other to strive for greatness and never give less than 110%. Trojans leave legacies.

Nothing compares to the power of the Trojan Network. Whether you are in LA, Manhattan, London, or Hong Kong, you will always run into other members of the Trojan Family. We share an unbreakable bond characterized by a dedication to excellence.”

David Melstrom
MSF Class of 2016