Master of Science in Finance

The 100% online Master of Finance allows students to enhance their expertise in the latest trends of finance to a constantly changing landscape.  This highly specialized degree will focus exclusively on issues related to finance, economics, and money markets. Our program was designed for both those with finance experience or education, and those who are new to the financial world.  

Students enrolled in the online MS in Finance will benefit from our history as an institution known for providing exceptional quality business and accounting education. The Pace’s Lubin school is dual-accredited in business and accounting by the AACSB—the premier accrediting organization for business schools in the world. Fewer than two percent of business schools globally have this distinction. The MS in Finance program is ranked among 2018 Top Financial Services Programs by Ivy Exec. 

Enrolled students must complete 36 credits of coursework. Students without a background in finance are required to take one an additional prerequisite business course, MBA 802. A waiver and/or substitution may be granted based upon transcript review. If not waived, a student may take this course with their other first semester classes.  During course work, students have access to a virtual lab that provides numerous financial risk models and econometric packages. In addition student have access to Bloomberg consoles and Bloomberg certification 

View the curriculum worksheet (PDF)

Admission Requirements

Candidates are required to hold a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred, though we use a qualitative approach when looking at applications.

Admission materials:

  • Completed online application
  • Affiliate members must submit affiliation confirmation letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
  • Personal statement
  • Official college/university transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to or mailed to:
    Pace University
    Graduate Admission Office
    Graduate Application Processing Center
    One Pace Plaza
    New York, NY 10038
  • Official GMAT/GRE Scores
    A GMAT or GRE score is NOT required for admission for candidates who:
    • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Are Lubin School of Business applicants who already hold a business-related master’s or doctoral degree and have requested a waiver

Other individuals may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

International students must also submit:

To satisfy the Proof of English Requirement, we will accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, or Duolingo academic scores.

Careers with MS in Finance 

  • Investor Relations Associate 
  • Budget Analyst 
  • Actuary 
  • Accountant 
  • CFO 
  • Credit Analyst 
  • Financial Director 
  • Controller 

Tuition Summary

  • Required Credits: 36
  • Cost Per Credit: $1196