Pacific Lutheran University will launch its first master of science in financing degree program this fall.
The MSF is jointly offered by faculty from finance, economics, accounting, and mathematics to offer cross-disciplinary education that uniquely prepares graduates to excel in financial careers.
“This program comes from the fact there’s a global move and preference for specialized masters degrees, such as a masters of finance,” said Kevin K. Boeh, MSF program director and finance professor, who added that graduates of this program will have an expertise in finance, as well as other related disciplines. “Larger university faculties may not be able to coordinate across these disciplines like we do.”
It is a 10-month, full-time, quantitatively rigorous degree program offered to new graduates as well as students with industry experience. The program begins each September.
The program content aligns closely with the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum. The fall semester covers much of the CFA Level I content, while January term and spring semester prepare students for the Level II examination. Session timing allows interested students to sit for the Level I exam in December and for the Level II exam in June.
Those with or without industry experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have quantitative backgrounds, and are likely to have an undergraduate degree in finance, mathematics, economics, accounting, engineering, physics, or another quantitative discipline.
For more information contact the department at 253-535-7330 or visit the Master of Science in Financing website.