UCR Master of Finance Program

Master of Finance

Master of Finance

A STEM-Certified Degree Program

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.

GMAT/GRE is Optional

As COVID-19 has caused disruption to the global standardized testing infrastructure, and in an effort to support our prospective students, the University of California, A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management will not require the GMAT or GRE exam for applicants for Fall 2022. 


9 Months
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48 Units
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7 Required Courses
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2 Restricted Elective Courses
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3 Elective Courses
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Capstone or
Seminar Courses
Application Deadlines

Priority Round:
December 15

Round 2:
January 31

Round 3:
March 31

International Late Round:
June 1

Domestic Late Round:
August 1

Shing Hei (Hayden) Lui
I chose the MFin program at UCR because I knew it was a friendly and open-minded environment where I could learn both the hard and soft skills needed for the finance industry. As an international student, earning a master degree is very beneficial to be competitive in the job market, and the STEM OPT allows me to stay and work for three years in the U.S.
Hayden Lui, MFin ’21
Investment Analyst in Copia Mezzanine Capital