The Finance Master's Program is a STEM-designated program that allows students from outside of the U.S. to be eligible for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Program Highlights

Mastering In-Demand Skills: The Stevens School of Business master’s degree in finance is designed with an ever-evolving, leading-edge curriculum that equips students with the skills and knowledge sought after by top employers in the finance industry. The program's real-world relevance ensures graduates are job-ready from day one. Stevens alumni have built a solid foundation of excellence that future graduates are prepared to build on.

Wall Street Tools: Students gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies used by Wall Street firms and global financial institutions, providing them with a competitive edge in the job market. The program's emphasis on practical application ensures seamless integration into dynamic finance roles.

Unparalleled Industry Insights: A diverse faculty with extensive industry experience brings unique perspectives and insights to the classroom. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities across financial disciplines that prepare them for success in a globalized financial landscape.

Powerful Professional Networks: Faculty members maintain close ties with the finance industry, enabling them to connect students with valuable professional networks and discover opportunities that align with their individual interests and career aspirations. This personalized approach helps ensure a smooth transition from academia to the workforce.

The Heart of Global Finance: Located so close to the financial capital of the world, New York City, Stevens provides students with unparalleled access to industry leaders, networking events and real-world finance experiences. Our strategic location offers a competitive advantage for students seeking to launch successful careers in the heart of global finance.

GMAT/GRE test scores are optional for all master’s programs except MBA. Applicants who think that their test scores reflect their potential for success in graduate school may submit scores for consideration.

A Finance Degree for Today's Tech-Driven World

The STEM-designated* Finance master’s program reflects the unique blend of technology, analytics and data skills required of professionals in this field, to confront the challenges of today and to better understand the business opportunities of tomorrow.

As a result of this careful curricular design, several important organizations — the CFP Board, CFA Institute and the Global Association of Risk Professionals — have recognized the Stevens master’s in Finance as providing unique value to students who complete these programs. 

In addition to its curricular design, the Finance program remains relevant through its Hoboken location, putting the campus a 10-minute train or ferry ride from Wall Street. 

*A STEM-designated program allows students from outside of the U.S. to be eligible for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT).


Finance Curriculum

The Finance master's program at Stevens is available on campus or fully online.

Master of Finance Specializations

A unique feature of this degree is the ability to customize the curriculum to best suit your career interests. Students can select from the concentrations below or, if desired, select four elective courses in any areas of their choosing, such as management science, financial engineering, mathematics, statistics and computer science.

Investment Banking and Valuation

Financial Analytics and Risk

Wealth Management

Certified Financial Planner

Admission Requirements

The STEM-designated* master’s program in Finance is for professionals in the industry, or aspiring to enter the profession, who understand just how intensely the data revolution has disrupted the industry. Finance was once a business of people and relationships; today, it's a technology business. Stevens' location — a 10-minute train ride from Wall Street — creates endless opportunities for experiential learning and recruiting, while its technology emphasis ensures your set of skills is ahead of the game. 

*A STEM-designated program allows students from outside of the U.S. to be eligible for a 24-month extension of their Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Application deadlines

For full-time students, applications to the Finance master's program are accepted in three distinct cycles. To be considered for admission, all materials must be submitted by the deadline.

Application cycle

Application deadline

Application decision

Acceptance deadline


Oct. 15

Dec. 1

Jan. 15


Jan. 15

March 1

Included in admission offer


April 15

May 1

June 1

Part-time applications to this program are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission criteria

Admission to this program is selective. To be considered, your application must include the following.