Master of Science in Financial Analytics
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Companies increasingly rely on skilled professionals to advise them on how to handle their finances. The Master of Science in Financial Analytics provides you with the technical skills and techniques necessary to analyze data and make sound financial decisions for your organization.

Students in this online finance degree learn about the principles and practices of corporate finance and business analytics. Courses cover essential topics in programming, data analysis, business valuation, and financial modeling. Graduates will be well prepared to take on the challenges in today’s technology-dependent finance industry.

The curriculum includes studies of:

  • Investments
  • Derivative markets
  • Advanced statistical analysis with R and Python
  • Machine learning for predictive analytics

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Additional Materials May Be Requested

Additional Info

  • Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may need to submit a statement of purpose and resume.

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Wisconsin