Finance

Overview

Traditional finance jobs are disappearing as digital currencies, automated investing, mobile banking, and high-frequency trading require leaders to bring a new set of technology skills to decision making. The STEM-designated* Finance Master's Program prepares you to be this leader.

*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).

Capstone experience

No graduate business education is complete without an opportunity to apply what you've learned on a project of consequence. At Stevens, that takes many forms — a consulting assignment with an industry partner, a research project that addresses an industry need, even the chance to nurture your own entrepreneurial venture — and is customized for you, your education and your career aspirations. 

George Calhoun delivering a lecture to students

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).

Curriculum

Core curriculum

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

Priority

Oct. 15

Dec. 1

Jan. 15

Standard

Jan. 15

March 1

Included in admission offer

Final

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.