Master of Science in Applied Finance (Full-time)
A 12-month, full-time master's program in Malibu for students seeking to launch a career in finance.
Round 1: Nov. 1, 2012
Round 2: Jan. 1, 2013
Round 1: Aug. 1, 2013
Round 2: Oct. 1, 2013
Round 3: Dec. 1, 2013
Fall: August 2013
Spring: January 2014
The Master of Science in Applied Finance is just that -- applied. Staying true to our Pepperdine hallmarks, the program gives you the real-world skills in finance needed to apply to your career immediately. You will join a tight-knit community of bright, ambitious students and a highly involved faculty dedicated to helping you succeed. Designed for recent college graduates, this intensive program offers a customizable curriculum that will prepare you for a variety of careers in finance, such as corporate finance, financial planning, commercial banking, and more.
Tailor Your Curriculum
The core curriculum provides a solid foundation in economics, quantitative methods, accounting, and finance. However, students may choose from three curriculum tracks depending on career interests. Curriculum tracks are:
- General Finance
- Financial management
International Students: Employment in the U.S. After Graduation
Business students with an F-1 visa may be authorized for 12 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. Students in the MS in Applied Finance program can apply for an additional 17-month extension, which, if granted, allows them to work for a total of 29 months on OPT.