Master of Finance
Master of Finance
Build a career in the world of finance as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or as a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). This program is carefully designed to educate client-facing professionals in understanding, translating and presenting complex financial instruments to their clients.
The UCR Master of Finance curriculum provides the essential financial acumen you need to impact and lead the financial management industry. It builds financial analysis skills that can be applied to national and international careers in corporate finance, investment banking and risk management. Gain your degree in nine months of intensive study, extend to 15 months, or follow a flexible schedule that combines your studies with industry work experience. The Master of Finance program is a STEM-designated degree program.
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9 Months, 15 Months, or at a flexible pace
A STEM-Designated Degree Program
This STEM-designated program grants extended stay to work in the U.S. for international graduates. The Master of Finance Program is a STEM-designated degree program (science, technology, engineering and math). International students in a STEM-designated program are able to apply for 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to work in the United States in their field of study after graduation.
Access to a Bloomberg Terminal
The program provides access to a Bloomberg Terminal for use by faculty and students. Students in the Master of Finance (MFin) Program can make use of the Bloomberg Terminal to access real-time financial data, comprehensive stock quotes and news from numerous financial and economic sources.
Hylander Student Investment Fund
The Hylander Student Investment Fund (HSIF) is managed by a select team of students in the School of Business. Finance students apply their knowledge of security analysis and investment management to the HSIF Portfolio. The Hylander Student Investment Fund is supervised by faculty advisor Professor Jean Helwege and an advisory board comprised of financial professionals and officers of the UCR Foundation.
CFA® Preparation Program
One of the best paths to career success in finance is to earn the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. The School partners with Wiley to offer graduate and undergraduate students at UCR and UCR alums the opportunity to participate as a cohort in a co-curricular education program to pass the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level I exam. The program includes 15 weeks of training, beginning in January and is designed to prepare you for the June exam date. More information about the UCR program is available at: efficientlearning.com/partner/cng