Top University in San Francisco for a Business Finance Master's Degree

Students looking to study finance at the graduate level in San Francisco have limited school options. Read about the top local school's degree programs, tuition and student services to find the right school for you.

School and Ranking Information

While more than one school in San Francisco offers an MBA with a finance concentration, there is only one school that offers a master's specifically in finance in addition to a finance MBA. Based on program offerings, student services and tuition, the following school is a top area school for receiving a graduate education in finance:

  • Winner: Golden Gate University is a private non-profit institution found right in the city and it offers the most graduate program options in the field relative to other institutions in San Francisco. The school offers a master's in finance and an MBA with an available concentration in finance.

School Info Chart

Category Golden Gate University
Location San Francisco, CA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $15,660*
Finance Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Finance Master's Degrees Awarded in 2013 88*
Graduation Rate for Business School Master's Programs after 3 years 70%**
Noteworthy GGU features its Finance Club for students' participation**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Golden Gate University

Golden Gate University

  • The MS in finance coursework may be taken completely online or partially online with some on-campus classes
  • The master's program in finance allows for further specialization in the field with available concentrations
  • The Finance and Economics Department has more than 40 contributing faculty members

Golden State University's San Francisco campus is the largest campus of GGU's 4 total locations. GGU at San Francisco has an enrollment of more than 3,200 students, with over 80% being graduate students. This institution has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. GGU offers to students 15 different program areas.

GGU has a Master of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration. The MS course requirements cover the areas of financial analysis, modeling and investments. Students can choose to have a broad concentration in general finance or more specific one in investment management or corporate finance. The MBA finance concentration consists of 12 credits of coursework and includes the corporate realm of the field.


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