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Colorado State University's Master of Finance is a highly quantitative 30-credit program that provides a comprehensive study of the principles, processes, and practices of investment analysis, portfolio management, corporate finance and financial risk management.

You'll get hands-on experience closely aligned with professional practice, individual attention from faculty, and interaction with other motivated and engaged students.

Program at a Glance
Delivery: Face to face
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Length: Two semesters (full time) or four semesters (part time)
Start Dates: August
Schedule: Classes two to four days a week, Monday–Thursday
Credits: 30
Degree awarded:

On diploma: Master of Finance
On transcript: Master of Finance, major in Finance

Common Schedule

Here is an example of a common Master of Finance schedule. Once you're admitted, our advising team can help tailor your electives to fit your career path.

Master of Finance Road Map (PDF)


The courses below reflect the 2019-2020 Colorado State University catalog, published in August 2019 for students enrolling during the 2019-2020 academic year. Courses listed are updated each summer for incoming students.

The Master of Finance prepares students for careers in the rapidly changing finance industry, with an emphasis on quantitative analysis and real-world application. The curriculum covers the principles, processes, and practices of investment analysis, portfolio management, corporate finance, and financial risk management, with hands-on application of course concepts to analysis of current financial data.

Required Courses
FIN 524/STAT 524
Financial Statistics
FIN 605
Enterprise Valuation
FIN 610
Debt Securities Analysis
FIN 655
FIN 665
Financial Engineering
FIN 670
Risk Management Theory and Application
FIN 675
International Finance
Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following:
FIN 603
Corporate Risk Management
FIN 604
Employee Benefits
FIN 625
Quantitative Methods in Finance
FIN 630
Financial Modeling
FIN 661
Advanced Portfolio Management
FIN 669
Financing, Evaluating Sustainable Enterprise
REL 601
Fundamentals of Real Estate Finance
Program Total Credits:
This course listing is provided through the Colorado State University catalog and is updated each summer. New or modified courses offered for spring or summer may not be included, but you can find complete course information via the class schedule on RAMweb. Offerings are subject to change and the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog information when necessary and to correct errors. Always consult with an academic advisor to stay informed of curriculum details.