​Master's in Finance Degree Program

Study applied finance in a STEM-designated program.

GMAT waivers are available for the Fall 2022 application cycle. See if you qualify by applying for a waiver here.

The Knauss School of Business at the University of San Diego sets the stage for you to be a successful financial practitioner in today's global workplace. In just 10 months, our STEM-designated master's in finance program will prepare you to take the first two levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam. As a CFA, you will hold the most recognized and respected financial designation in the world.

Through individualized learning, our award-winning research faculty and financial consultants will immerse you in global topics including currency markets, trade and capital flows, and the international monetary system. With hands-on experience using financial modeling techniques, data analytics tools like Python and databases like WRDS and Compustat, you can tackle current challenges facing the financial sector.

Our master's in finance program's STEM designation will boost your competitiveness in the job market and help facilitate your career goals. Additionally, international graduates who attend STEM-designated programs may be eligible for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for up to three years in the U.S, an entire year more than offered for programs without the designation.

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Student handing employer their resume Go public with your new finance master's degree. Our master's in finance program is a career catalyst for future financial analysts, risk management professionals, wealth managers and financial advisors. There are many institutions that need your expertise, including banks, insurance companies and private equity firms.
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