W. P. Carey MS-FIN

In as little as nine months, the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Finance (MS-FIN) delivers a leading-edge curriculum balanced between finance and asset/portfolio management. You'll be prepared for a range of career opportunities, including corporate finance, risk management, money management, financial planning, investment banking, consulting, or real estate.

The innovative master’s of finance curriculum will set you apart in a competitive job market, and build skills you will use throughout your career. An optional third-semester track in analytical methods will deepen your focus in that area, opening up new and rewarding professional pathways.


The MS-FIN is one of the few advanced finance degrees offered by a top-ranked business school, and is a member of CFA University Recognition Program, preparing you to sit for the CFA Level I exam. As a STEM-designated program, eligible MS-FIN graduates on student visas have access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension for up to 36 months. This longer work authorization term may help international students gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.

The optional track in analytical methods adds a semester to your program, but delivers excellent return on investment through an internship opportunity and enhanced core coursework and electives.

MS-FIN fast facts

Optional track
in analytical methods to customize your degree

Prepares you for the CFA Level 1 exam

Bank of America   |   EY   |   PwC
Recently hired MS-FIN graduates

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How to apply

Start your journey on the right foot: Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about the W. P. Carey MS-FIN, and take note of application deadlines and application materials.

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Application deadlines

Round I

Oct. 1, 2021

Round II

Dec. 1, 2021

Round III (International)

May 1, 2022 (extended)

Round IV (Priority)

May 1, 2022 (extended)

Round V (Final)

July 1, 2022

Cost and financial aid

Whether you earn your degree in 9 months, or opt for the third-semester track in analytical methods, the master’s in finance from the W. P. Carey School at ASU will add depth and focus to your knowledge of the field and prepare you to sit for the CFA Level 1 exam.

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Paying for your degree is one of the most critical steps in your decision to go to business school. Work with us to find the right solution for you, whether it’s scholarships, graduate assistantships, or loans.

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Career management

The W. P. Carey Career Services Center helps you tell your story through individualized support and targeted resources. Our dedicated team of experienced professionals will assist you in defining career goals, implementing job search strategies, and leveraging your degree.