W. P. Carey MS-FIN

The Master of Science in Finance (MS-FIN) from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University delivers a leading-edge finance curriculum with two distinct tracks to help you align your degree with your career goals. Join us to prepare for a range of career opportunities, including corporate finance, risk management, money management, financial planning, investment banking, consulting, or real estate.

As a STEM-designated program, eligible MS-FIN graduates on student visas may have access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension for up to 36 months. The longer work authorization can help international students acquire valuable job skills and work experience in the U.S. that can be applied anywhere in the world.


The innovative master’s in finance at ASU will set you apart in a competitive job market, and build skills you will use throughout your career. The W. P. Carey School is a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, meaning the MS-FIN will prepare you to sit for the CFA Level I exam. And by emphasizing corporate finance and investments or analytical methods, you can choose the MS-FIN that suits your strengths and goals.

Choose from two distinct MS-FIN tracks

MS-FIN fast facts

CFA Level 1 exam

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

STEM-designated program
May allow eligible international students get access to a 36-month OPT exception

Learn more about the MS-FIN curriculum


Enjoy life on the ASU Tempe campus — in the middle of a vibrant metropolis, with access to major hiring companies, year-round activities, and the beautiful desert southwest.

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, 2022

Round II

Dec. 1, 2022

Round III (International)

Feb 1, 2023

Round IV (Priority)

April 1, 2023

Round V (Final)

July 1, 2023

Note: Applications for Fall 2023 admission will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2023.

Cost and financial aid

No matter which track you choose, 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 financial aid solution for you. In addition to federal and private loans and veteran benefits, the W. P. Carey MS-FIN is proud to offer merit-based scholarships — including CFA Program Awareness Scholarships through our partnership with the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

Incoming class of 2023

Program cost for the MS-FIN may vary due to length and curriculum. The MS-FIN with the analytical methods track requires an extra semester (16 months versus 9 months) plus a built-in summer internship opportunity.

MS-FIN (Corporate finance)

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MS-FIN (Analytical methods)

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Learn more about how to pay for your degree

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.