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Master of Science in Applied Finance

Program Overview

School: Graziadio Business School
Cost: $27,460 per term*
Units: 39 units
Terms: 12-15 months
Location(s): Malibu
Accreditation: AACSB, WSCUC
  • Fall 2020 Deadlines
  • Priority: November 15, 2019
  • Standard: February 15, 2020
  • Final: April 1, 2020
  • Supplemental Materials: May 1, 2020
  • Classes Begin: August 31, 2020
*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2019-2020 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.

Study Finance in a STEM-Designated Program

Unlike other degree programs in finance that concentrate almost exclusively on theoretical concepts, our Master of Science in Applied Finance takes a more holistic approach to prepare our students for a variety of financial careers. During our fast-paced 12- or 15-month program options, you will be mentored by industry-leading faculty guiding you toward career success while introducing current, innovative financial technology.

An emphasis on the right combination of theoretical and practical learning in our MS in Applied Finance provides a strong foundation for a career in banking, investment management, project finance, and private equity. In the optional fourth trimester, students may enroll in a 0-unit internship practicum in order to apply their learning and gain additional experience prior to graduation.

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Quick Facts

  • MalibuCampus Location
  • 36Month Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • MBAPathway Opportunity
  • 2Curricular Track Options


How does the MBA pathway opportunity work?

Students who complete the MS in Applied Finance degree can apply and waive up to 20 units from the full-time core courses. This will allow MS in Applied Finance graduates to obtain an MBA degree by taking an additional 25 units of MBA core courses, a minimum of 16 units of additional MBA elective courses and a 0 unit Full-time internship for a total of 41 additional units.

What happens in the optional trimester?

In the optional trimester, students may enroll in a practicum course in order to apply their learning and gain additional experience prior to graduation. If a student decides to add this optional trimester, the program length will be a total of four trimesters.

Please note the following Practicum Requirements:

  1. Students must submit a petition to their Academic Advisor for consideration
  2. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required to participate
  3. The Practicum must be 14 weeks in length and full time work

Visit our academic catalog for more information.

Is there a GMAT waiver for the MS in Applied Finance program?

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years is required for admission.

Use the following codes for score reporting:
GMAT: 37B-BJ-66
GRE: 5996

When is the deadline to apply to the program?

The Master of Science in Applied Finance degree is offered two times a year in the Fall and Spring terms. To learn more about when to submit your application, view our list of deadlines.

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Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263