Master of Science in Finance


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Program Description

Due to COVID-19:

  • GRE/GMAT standardized testing requirements will be optional for all “Masters” programs.
  • This waiver only applies to the Fall 2020 entering class
  • International students are still required to submit passing scores on the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE tests in order to meet the English language proficiency requirement.
  • We are always available for one on one online consultation.

Master of Science in Finance | 1- or 2-Year Program

The Master of Science in Finance (MS) program is a rigorous 30 credit immersion in the quantitative and analytical methods and tools used throughout the financial sector.

Building on Drew’s two decades of success with our unique Wall Street Semester and strong ties to the financial services industry, MS students receive the training and credentials needed to succeed in careers in a variety of organizations, including banks, financial firms, global corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits.

Unique to the Drew MS in Finance program, participating students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills through financial internships, in the real world, after completing classroom coursework. Likewise, Drew’s co-curricular programming includes guest lectures and trips into NYC to visit financial firms, regulators, and even nonprofits centered on promoting ethical financial behavior and financial literacy.

"Speaking from my experiences both as a student and now as an alumna, I truly believe that the strongest aspect of a Drew education is the alumni network. Alumni are not only willing to help but want to go above and beyond for the students that graduate after them."

Sabrina Fruci C’15, Analyst, JP Morgan

on Drew's alumni network

"Drew's professors did a great job teaching me how to learn in lots of different ways—how to think about and frame problems, how to form and communicate my own point of view and how to apply classroom concepts to the business world. That’s how Drew helped me succeed in my career."

Raymond Voorman, C’14, Financial Analyst, Merrill Lynch

on Drew's faculty mentorship


The required courses below may be waived based on prior undergraduate coursework.

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry

Degree Requirements

Students in the Master in Finance complete 30 to 42 credit hours from Finance listings, as well as approved courses from other Caspersen programs.


Foundational Courses (12 credits)

Must be taken or waived prior to enrollment in Finance Core Courses

  • FIN 101 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • FIN 102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • FIN 117 - Introductory Statistics
  • FIN 150 - Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
I. Required Courses (21 credits)

A. Core Courses (15 credits)

  • FIN 501 - Financial Accounting
  • FIN 502 - Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 503 - Investments I
  • FIN 504 - Financial Quantitative Analysis
  • FIN 505 - Corporate Finance

B. Internship (3 credits)

  • FIN 680 - Finance Internship

C. Capstone (3 credits)

  • FIN 688 - Finance Capstone
II. Electives (9 credits)
  • FIN 621 - Investments II
  • FIN 622 - Computational Finance and Large Data Analysis
  • FIN 623 - Behavioral Finance
  • FIN 624 - New Venture Finance
  • FIN 625 - Derivatives

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • $35 Application fee
Non-Drew Students:
  • In addition to submitting either GMAT or GRE scores, students must have completed undergraduate coursework in calculus, statistics, and principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some or all of these prerequisites may be waived based on prior undergraduate coursework.
Drew Students:
  • Students must officially apply to the MS in Finance program during the final semester of their senior year of undergraduate study. (Applications from recent graduates will also be considered.)

Well Spent.

At $1200 a credit for 2018-19, the cost of this degree is less than other nearby programs, and the flexible

one- or two-year commitment means less time in graduate school, more savings for you and more earnings.


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Last updated Jul 2020

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