MSF/MSEc Dual Degree
Dual Master of Science in Finance / Master of Science in Economics
Earn a dual Master of Finance and Master of Science in Economics and combine your quantitative skills with practical applications in business as a highly-skilled professional in research and analysis. Apply separately to each program and then complete a total of 51 course units. This dual program usually takes 21 months to finish.
Candidates must apply separately to and be admitted to both programs. Students must also complete any required prerequisites for the two degrees. Students work with the MSF and MSEc advisors to set up a dual degree program ensuring that students meet the requirements of both degrees.
University policy on dual degrees stipulates that a maximum of 50 percent of the credit hours for the program with fewer units may be counted toward both degrees. Therefore, the MSF/MSEc degree requires a total of 51 units:.
The student must meet the prerequisite requirements for both degrees.
MSF Degree requirements: 36 units of coursework
MSEc Degree requirements: 30 units of coursework
However: 6 units of MSF coursework can be counted toward the MSEQE and
9 units of MSEc coursework can be counted toward the MSF
Therefore, to receive the Dual MSF/MSEc degree, the following are required:
18 units of required MSF Investment Management track coursework (6 courses)
6 units of required MSF Investment Management track coursework to count toward both the MSF and MSEc (2 courses)
3 units of elective MSF coursework (1 course)
15 units of required MSEc coursework (5 courses)
3 units of required MSEc coursework to count toward both the MSF and MSEc (1 course)
6 units of elective MSEc coursework to count toward both the MSF and MSEc (2 courses)
51 Total Units
A summary page of the Dual MSF/MSEc requirements is available.
Coursework is comprised of: (Course names are provided next on the sample plan of study)
18 units of solely MSF Investment Management track required coursework:
Fall 1 or 2 – FIN 516, FIN 521, FIN 522
Spring – FIN 514, FIN 525, FIN 526
6 units of required MSF Investment Management track counting toward both degrees:
Fall – FIN 524. 542
3 units of elective MSF coursework counting toward both degrees
15 units of solely MSEc coursework:
Fall 1 – ECON 519, 501A
Spring – ECON 501C, ECON 522A
Fall 2 – ECON 522B
3 units of required MSEc counting toward both degrees:
Fall – ECON 520
6 units of elective MSEc coursework
Note: Courses that count for MSF and MSEc are in bold. All courses are 3 units.
To be considered for a Dual MSF/MSEc, you must:
- Apply to both the MSF and MSEc programs for the desired semester of admission.
- Meet with the MSF and MSEc advisors to ensure you have met or are scheduled to complete the required prerequisite courses.
- Draft a Plan of Study with your MSF and MSEc advisors outlining your coursework in the six categories as outlined above.
The Plan of Study should outline your plans for completing 51 credit hours meeting the requirements above. It is strongly recommended that you complete this plan before starting the programs to ensure that you will meet the requirements of both degrees.