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Propel your career in finance at ASU. With two distinct tracks to choose from, the W. P. Carey Master of Science in Finance (MS-FIN) delivers a leading-edge curriculum that will help you stand out in a competitive global job market.
No matter which path is right for you — corporate finance and investments or analytical methods — the innovative MS-FIN curriculum will prepare you to lead in the finance industry, no matter where your career takes you. Faculty bring cutting-edge research and real-world experience into each class session, providing you crucial industry insights.
Corporate finance and investments
By pursuing the corporate finance and investments track in the W. P. Carey MS-FIN, you’ll be prepared for a range of career opportunities, including corporate finance, risk management, asset management, financial planning, investment banking, or consulting. Courses in the 9-month corporate finance and investments curriculum culminate in a capstone project, enabling you to build on concepts as you move through the program.
- 9-month program
- 30 credit hours
Strengthen your skills and knowledge in analytical methods by choosing a third-semester track in analytical methods. Adding two required courses and two required electives to the complete corporate finance and investments curriculum, the analytical methods track also includes a summer internship opportunity and an additional course credit of career preparation. Upon graduation, you’ll earn highly sought-after finance skills and the professional insights you’ll need to navigate full-time offers and maximize your investment in a master’s degree.
- 16-month program
- 43 credit hours
Prepare for the CFA Level I exam
Accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, the ASU MS-FIN degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business is aligned with CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK). By completing the master's in finance, you'll be better prepared for the CFA Level I exam, the first step toward becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA).
The W. P. Carey MS-FIN program has been designated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security as a STEM eligible degree program (CIP code 52.1301). The STEM designation may allow eligible graduates on student visas access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension, up to 36 months, as compared to 12 months for non-STEM degrees. As an international student, the longer work authorization term may help you gain additional real-world skills and experience in the U.S.
In addition to the offering the Master of Science in Finance, the Department of Finance supports a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in finance and a PhD in finance. The department offers concentrations and core and elective courses in other W. P. Carey MBA programs; the Master of Real Estate Development, and the undergraduate minor in real estate.