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).
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.
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Part-time applications to this program are accepted on a rolling basis.
Admission to this program is selective. To be considered, your application must include the following.
Your application must include official transcripts from all universities you have attended, or in which you are currently enrolled. These records must show your name, the name of the university attended, enrollment dates, coursework completed and grades assigned. Your bachelor's degree must be in science, mathematics, computer science, engineering or a related discipline. Your degree also must come from an accredited institution, and you must have attained a B average, to be considered.
Work experience is not a requirement for this master's program. However, the admissions committee values applicants with at least one year of professional experience. You must include a résumé with your application that highlights:
Work and internship experience.
Stevens often invites master's candidates to interview prior to making an admissions decision. If you are selected for an interview after submitting your application, you will receive instructions via email.
Your application must include two letters of recommendation. The strongest applications will include one letter from a current supervisor, and one from a former supervisor or previous employer who can speak to your leadership potential and discuss your professional performance.
In order to maintain pace in the classroom, students are required to have completed courses in accounting, finance and statistics prior to starting the program. You may be eligible to waive one or more of these courses based on your professional experience. Stevens also offers noncredit courses in these disciplines for students needing to satisfy this requirement.
Candidates to the Finance program are required to submit GMAT or GRE scores with their application; part-time students (full-time professionals) are eligible to waive this requirement. Admission to this program is competitive, and only students with strong test scores will be considered. However, it's important to keep in mind that your test scores are only one feature of your application, and will be considered along with your other credentials. Please use the following reporting codes to submit test scores to Stevens:
International students also must include TOEFL or IELTS scores along with their applications.