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Master of Science in Applied Finance


MS in Applied Finance at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Graziadio Masters Programs


Recognized among the best graduate finance programs in the nation by The Financial Engineer, this 12-month master's in finance program features a multi-track curriculum that provides a solid foundation in economics, quantitative methods, accounting, and finance. "Applied" in the truest sense, our MS in Applied Finance prioritizes real-world skills, which are immediately beneficial to students pursuing a career or specialty certification in finance. Students can also benefit from our pathway to earn an MBA through this master's program.


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MS in Finance Program Overview

Application Deadlines

Round One: Sep. 1, 2017
Round Two: Oct. 15, 2017 (Int'l Deadline)
Round Three: Nov. 15, 2017

Classes Start

May 1, 2018




12 months


Full-time (weekdays)

Work Experience

Not required.

MS Applied Finance Curriculum

Master's in 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 36 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

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Meet Our Faculty

Thanks to our 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 full-time programs are offered at the Pepperdine University Malibu campus – consistently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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