Master of Science in Applied Finance (Full-Time)

MS in Applied Finance at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Graziadio Masters Programs

This 12-month Master of Science program is "applied" in the truest sense. We prioritize real-world skills, which are immediately useful in a career in finance.

A practical curriculum prepares students to work in corporate finance, financial planning, commercial banking, and more. Join a tight-knit community of ambitious students and hands-on faculty in this intensive program, designed for recent college graduates.


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Program Overview

Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015
Round 1: Nov. 1, 2014
Round 2: Feb. 1, 2015
Round 3: Apr. 1, 2015 - (International deadline)
Round 4: May 1, 2015

Start Dates

Fall: August 24, 2015




12 months


Full-time (weekdays)

Work Experience

Not required

MS Applied Finance Curriculum


Tailor Your Learning

Our core curriculum provides a solid foundation in economics, quantitative methods, accounting, and finance. Students can choose from three curricular tracks depending upon career interests:

  • Capital markets
  • Financial management
  • Investments

International Students

Employment in the U.S. After Graduation

MS in Applied Finance students with an F-1 visa may be authorized for 29 months of employment in the US after graduation, designated as Optional Practical Training (OPT). US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) authorizes this type of work permit based on the recommendation of the Designated School Official (DSO) at Pepperdine University.

Requirements for International Applicants

Business School Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Thanks to Pepperdine's low student-faculty ratio, you can build close relationships with your mentors. Our faculty includes executives and entrepreneurs, who bring up-to-the-minute, field-tested knowledge to the classroom.

Malibu Campus

Malibu Campus

The Graziadio School's full-time programs are offered at Pepperdine's Malibu, California campus – consistently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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