University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management

Master of Finance Program

Master of Finance

Master of Finance Program

The Master of Finance program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management is designed for recent graduates and experienced professional who aspire to launch or advance their professional careers in the field of finance. The program addresses the substantial unmet demand for sophisticated finance professionals. 

By providing a comprehensive overview of the field of finance, with an emphasis on methods and applications, the 48-quarter-unit program enables finance executives to gain the specialized expertise required for professional advancement, and prepares students who seek to pursue professional certifications in finance including all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designations.

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.

The Master of Finance program can be completed in three-quarters of full-time and is also appropriate for part-time students. While most students start the program in the fall term, applicants with appropriate undergraduate study or professional experience can be considered for admission in the winter or spring terms.

This STEM-Certified program grants extended stay to work in the U.S. for international graduates 

The Master of Finance Program is a STEM-certified 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.     

Some possible career paths for MFin students:

  • Investment management
  • Investment banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Private wealth management
  • Risk management
  • Asset Management
  • Quantitative Research
  • Equities Trading
MFin Class Profile

The MFin program at UCR features a diverse set of students. Learn more about the class profile.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055