Program overview

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.

Gain a competitive advantage

Acquire the skills and expertise employers are looking for. With the MS‑FIN degree, 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 degree 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.

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.

Where business is personal®

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your W. P. Carey experience is uniquely your own.