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MS Finance Curriculum


The CFA designation provides an excellent opportunity for people working in financial services to advance their careers. Top employers of CFA charter holders are, for instance, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. A list of detailed class descriptions is available in the CSULB CatalogAlignment of MSF Program and the CFA Curriculum (pdf.)

Fall Semester 

Spring Semester

Summer Term

​The culminating experience of the MSF program is a written comprehensive exam offered after the student’s successful completion of the required 10 courses. The comprehensive exam is designed to evaluate the student's comprehensive knowledge of various subjects in finance. The comprehensive exam is given annually during the period after Summer Session III and before the fall semester. The exam lasts three hours and a passing grade is needed to satisfy the final requirement for graduation from the MSF program.