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MS in Finance (AACSB Accredited)

As a student in the Drucker School of Management’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, you will benefit from a rigorous, practice-based curriculum imbued with the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge. The CFA designation is the premier certification globally for professionals in investments and financial analysis and is viewed as a way to ‘fast-track’ your career in finance.

The program is designed for students looking to gain a foundational knowledge in finance combined with broad exposure to other key management principles. The Drucker School’s reputable and accessible faculty teach courses that emphasize innovation and technology, preparing you to take on the current challenges and opportunities of the finance industry.

Our focus on Peter Drucker’s ethos of humanistic management and social responsibility sets us apart from other master’s in finance programs. As a student, you will learn to take a responsible and holistic approach to finance and its impact on society.


Program Highlights
  • Our designation as a CFA Affiliated University signals to employers that your academic training is closely tied to the practice of investment management and helps prepare you for the CFA Program exams.
  • Small class sizes offer you individualized attention and an enhanced learning experience with more opportunities to participate and meaningful feedback from your instructors.
  • The MSF can be completed in as little as one year (two semesters), allowing you to expedite your professional goals in finance.
  • Asset Management Practicum takes experiential learning to another level by giving you an opportunity to synthesize your academic knowledge in a hands-on, real-world project.
  • Learn the future of finance with our degree’s unique focus on FinTech innovations.
  • This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.
  • MSF students are required to complete an online ethics course that is aligned with the CFA’s ethical decision-making framework.
  • Our MSF program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard for business education.

Program At-a-glance

  • 32 units

    required units

  • MS in Finance (AACSB Accredited)

    degree awarded

  • In Person


  • Spring, Summer, Fall

    program start

  • 1 year | full time*

    estimated completion time

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Adriana Leake

Assistant Director of Admissions


Michael Mirabella

Director of Recruitment for the Drucker School of Management



  • Jay Prag

    Jay Prag

    Clinical Full Professor
    Academic Director
    Faculty Coordinator, Center for Business & Management of the Arts

    Research Interests

    Corporate Finance, Investments, Economics of Strategy, Macroeconomics

  • Portrait of Bernie Jaworski

    Bernie Jaworski

    Peter F. Drucker Chair in Management and the Liberal Arts

    Research Interests

    Client Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy


  • Financial Accounting (2 units)
  • Corporate Finance (4 units)
  • Fixed Income (4 units)
  • Financial Derivatives (4 units)
  • FinTech (2 units)
  • Macroeconomics (2 units)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance (2 units)
  • Drucker Philosophy (2 units)
  • Asset Management Practicum (4 units)

8 units of elective courses

Application Guidelines

Requirements Summary

Item Description
Application Fee $80
Official Transcripts Yes
Resume Yes
Interview Yes
Standardized Test Scores GRE and GMAT
Other Requirements Applicant questionnaire, English proficiency exam


  • You must demonstrate knowledge of financial accounting prior to entering the program either by completing coursework at an accredited institution with a grade of B or better or with an approved equivalent.

Spring 2024
Priority Deadline – November 1, 2023
Final Deadline (International) – November 15, 2023
Final Deadline (Domestic) – December 1, 2023
Classes begin – January 16, 2024

Summer 2024
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – March 1, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – April 1, 2024
Classes begin – May 13, 2024

Fall 2024
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024
Final Deadline (International) – July 5, 2024
Final Deadline (Domestic) – August 1, 2024
Classes begin – August 26, 2024

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Cost & Aid


Program 32 units
Tuition per unit* $2,020

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition rates.


$245 Student Fee
$150 Technology Fee
International Student Services Fee*: $661 fall semester, $776 spring semester
**Applies to all international students (F-1 visa only) who are registered in coursework, doctoral study, or continuous registration. The fee is assessed each fall and spring semester for annual ISO accident and sickness plans and administrative fees. Subject to change.

For estimates of room & board, books, etc., please download CGU’s Cost of Attendance 2022-2023 .

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