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Master of Science in Applied Finance

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.

Quick Facts


Month Program


Month OPT

Aug. 27

Classes Begin




Student-Faculty Ratio*


Best Finance Program**

*This ratio is the Graziadio average and may vary by program.
**This ratio is recognized by The Financial Engineer as one of the Best Graduate Finance programs in the nation.

Fall 2019 Deadlines* (Classes Start August 24, 2019)
Round 1, Priority Round 2, Regular Round 3, Int'l** Round 4, Final
November 1, 2018 February 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 May 15, 2019
Round 1, Early Round 2, Int'l** Round 3, Final Classes Begin
September 1, 2018 October 15, 2018 November 15, 2018 January 5, 2019
Spring 2019 Deadlines (Classes Start January 5, 2019)

*Applications received before or by the Round 1 deadline will be notified of an admission decision by December 1, 2018.

**Final Deadline for International Students Only

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Master's in Finance Curriculum

MS Applied Finance Curriculum

Tailor Your Learning

Our 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

MS in Finance Program Overview

Employment in the U.S. After Graduation

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.

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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