About the Program

No. Our students have a diversity of academic backgrounds. The online master’s in finance program was designed to meet the needs of those with a finance background and those without.

This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Those who have studied finance elsewhere may be able to substitute more advanced courses.

The MS in Finance is a part-time program.

Students can complete the program in as little as two years when enrolled continuously in fall, spring, and summer.

Yes. The MS in Finance program is fully online.

The program covers knowledge areas that will be useful for elements of the body of knowledge of major finance certifications, including CFA, FRM, and CFP.

Yes, with advisor approval, students have the opportunity to study on campus for up to two courses. They can also take advantage of any on-campus events and may come to campus to use the Pace facilities.


Yes. MBA 802 may be waived based on previous coursework. Students must have completed two equivalent courses in their undergraduate studies with grades of B or higher OR completed one equivalent graduate course with a grade of B or higher.

Courses are taught asynchronously.

The online MS in Finance program is 36 credits.


Yes. Students can work with our Career Services office regarding internships and job opportunities.

There are a broad range of finance careers that our program prepares you for, from roles at financial institutions to in-house at corporations. Below are some of the areas that online MS in Finance graduates choose to pursue:

  • Asset management
  • Commercial and consumer lending
  • Corporate finance
  • Exchanges, clearinghouses, and other financial market utilities
  • Financial regulation
  • FinTech
  • Investment banking
  • Markets and trading
  • Wealth management/financial planning


Yes. See our international students page for full requirements.

The Pace Office of Graduate Admission informs applicants of the committee’s decision—denied or accepted—within two to three weeks of completed application submission.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Federal loans may be available for graduate students enrolled in the program. In support of US veterans, Pace University is a Yellow Ribbon Program participant.

For more details and contact information, visit our tuition and financial aid page.

Please visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information about financial aid for the MS in Finance program.

Questions related to veteran affairs can be directed to Peter Riley at priley@pace.edu or (212) 346-1115.

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For future start date information, speak to an admission advisor by email lubinonline@pace.edu or calling (866) 864-2577.

Consider the online MBA with a Corporate Finance concentration.