Dual Degrees

Students in the full-time MBA and JD programs at The University of Arizona campus are eligible to complete dual degree programs with the Master's in Finance.  In addition, a Dual MS-Finance/MS-Accounting program is offered for students wishing to complete both degrees.

Both programs allow students to count certain coursework toward both degree programs, reducing the total number of credit hours and courses required to obtain both degrees.

The Dual MBA/MSF

Candidates apply separately to both programs and generally complete the dual degree in August following the completion of the MBA and MSF course requirements. 

Students typically complete the MBA core requirements in the first year, taking 15-18 units per semester, followed in the second year by the MSF track and MBA elective requirements, and the MSF project in the summer following the second year.

Students may elect to complete their Master's in Finance coursework in a fifth semester following the master's project, graduating with the MBA degree in May, completing the MSF project over the summer and graduating with the MSF degree in December.


Candidates apply separately to both programs, must complete any required prerequisites for the two degrees.  The coursework, not including prerequisites, can normally be completed in four academic year semesters (Fall and Spring over two years).

Students work with the MSF and MSBA advisors to set up a dual degree program ensuring that students meet the requirements of both degrees.

The Dual JD/MSF

Candidates apply separately to both programs. With the appropriate background, applicants admitted to the James E. Rogers College of Law will likely be admitted to the MSF program. The Dual JD/MSF degree program prepares students to practice law in specialized business and finance related areas where obtaining the additional credential of the MSF will help their careers.

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