A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

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Master of Finance

Boost Your Career with Your Master of Finance Degree

With the right financial knowledge and insights — and the right finance master’s degree — you can become a leader and make a real impact in the financial management industry. Earning your Master of Finance (MFin) degree from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) will get you there.

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UCR’s Master of Finance program builds financial analytics skills that you can apply to national and international careers in corporate finance, investment banking, risk management, and other areas of focus.

You can earn your UCR Master of Finance degree in nine months of full-time intensive study or you can take up to 15 months with our flexible study option.

Our Master of Finance program provides a comprehensive overview of the field of finance, with an emphasis on experiential learning. Our finance master’s degree program educates client-facing professionals to understand, translate, and present complex financial instruments effectively. Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue professional certifications in finance.

Prepare for a Professional Certification with Your Finance Degree

Earning a professional certification identifies you as a financial specialist and can enhance your finance career. While there are many financial certifications to choose from including the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and the Financial Risk Manager (FRM), the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is one of the most respected credentials in the investment management industry. It focuses on portfolio management, investment analysis, and ethics. 

UCR's MFin program covers more than 70% of CFA exam material, giving you a significant advantage. The program will help you prepare to pass the CFA exam and will help you you gain relevant finance experience upon graduation, putting you on the path to becoming a CFA.


Explore the Master of Finance Program at UCR

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Earn your degree in just 9 to 15 months

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Offering 48 units of top-quality courses

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Complete 6 required courses
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Select 2 restricted elective courses
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Select 2 recommended elective courses
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Complete 2 capstone seminar courses
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Career Options with Your Master of Finance Degree

As today's economy progresses through the next wave of a technological revolution, finance jobs will continue to be crucial. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for financial managers in the United States are projected to grow by 16% from 2022 to 2032.

Top companies recently hiring UCR MFin graduates:
  • Citi
  • Blackrock
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young (EY)
  • First Century Bank
  • KPMG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MetLife
  • Niagara Bottling
  • Northrop Grumman
  • TLC North America
Finance job titles UCR MFin graduates have obtained:
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Corporate finance analyst/manager
  • Cost analyst/manager
  • Financial analyst/specialist/manager
  • Investment banking analyst/associate
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Risk modeling analyst/manager
  • Wealth management advisor/manager
  • Among others


Benefits of UCR’s Master of Finance Degree


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Application Deadlines

Priority Round:
December 15
Round 2:
January 31
Round 3:
March 31
International Final:
June 1
Final Round:
August 1

Why Choose UCR's School of Business for your MFin Degree?