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Leavey School of Business – Santa Clara University - Online Masters of Science in Finance & Analytics

Santa Clara University Online Masters of Science in Finance & Analytics Program Structure

Created by the world-renowned faculty, the Leavey School of Business innovative curriculum, flexible STEM program duration, and hands-on learning experience deliver the essential knowledge, skills, and analytical tools to advance your finance career to the next level. The vast alumni network and the central location in the Silicon Valley provide premier career opportunities in sought-after corporations, financial institutions, consulting firms, and FinTech.

  • Program duration: intensive 12-month part-time option available.
  • Time/schedule: Courses can be completed in an asynchronous online format (Mandatory three-day residency is required at the beginning of the first term)
  • Course delivery: Cohort style with elective options.
  • STEM-approved

Integrated courses cover the business fundamentals in a cohort format. There is one intake per year, with classes beginning in the fall.

Curriculum

The Santa Clara University Masters of Science in Finance & Analytics program requires completion of 36 semester units of coursework. Courses in the MS Finance & Analytics degree are arrayed in core foundational courses and elective options.

Core:

  • Financial Forecasting & Analysis (pre-Fall; course starts ahead of the Fall quarter)
  • Math for Finance & Analytics with R
  • Database Management Systems – Fundamentals of SQL
  • Econometrics
  • Data Analytics with Python
  • Investments

ElectivesCourses are subject to change and availability in a given quarter is not guaranteed.

  • Introduction to Time Series Analysis
  • Analytics for FNCE (Panel Data)
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
  • Introduction to Fin Tech
  • Machine Learning
  • Alternative Investments
  • Financial Engineering
  • Valuation
  • Marketing Analytics

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Santa Clara Masters of Science in Finance & Analytics cost $1,312 per unit, with students completing a minimum of 36 units for the program. Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. Applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships during the admissions process. Scholarship recipients are awarded at the time of admission. Scholarships awarded are conditioned upon cumulative 3.3 GPA throughout the first academic year of enrollment.

Admissions

Applicants to the Santa Clara Masters of Science in Finance & Analytics program must have completed a Baccalaureate degree or recognized qualifications equivalent to a degree.

To apply to the Finance & Analytics program, applicants must submit a completed application form, official transcripts from each institution attended (domestic degrees) or WES course-by-course (international degrees), personal statement, current résumé, and two letters of recommendation. Official GMAT score or GRE scores must also be sent in by applicants, along with a $148 application fee (Application will be waived for all Fall 2020 applicants). International students from non-native English-speaking countries must provide a recent TOEFL score in order to prove English fluency.

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