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Fast-track your career in the corporate finance industry. In only 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.

Program overview

Gain a competitive advantage and acquire the skills and expertise employers are looking for. 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 W. P. Carey MS‑FIN is one of the few advanced finance degrees offered by a top-ranked business school, providing a distinctive foundation in business and finance. You’ll have access to world-renowned faculty, motivated classmates, and personalized career resources.


Faculty members who bring cutting-edge research and decades of real-world experience into the classroom. A lock-step 12-course format that allows you to build on concepts throughout the program. A curriculum aligned with CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) that prepares you to sit for the CFA exams and become a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA). A top-ranked business school. It all adds up to a degree with real value: The W. P. Carey MS‑FIN delivers the financial qualifications increasingly sought by employers within the corporate finance industry.

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Prepare for the CFA exam

Accepted into the CFA University Affiliation Program, the MS-FIN degree prepares you for the CFA exams. You’ll be well on your way towards earning a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation upon completing the master’s program.

STEM-designated program

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 allows 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.


Learn from dedicated, passionate teachers, practitioners and thought leaders. As world-renowned researchers and experts who consult companies around the globe, W. P. Carey faculty bring learning to life. W. P. Carey faculty members regularly contribute to and edit prestigious academic journals, and their expertise is sought by such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, CNN, and NPR.

View our directory to learn more about esteemed faculty members of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.