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Finance for Professionals

M.Sc. Online
12 months
48410 USD/year
48410 USD/year
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Whether you have experience in finance or are ready to move into this lucrative field, our Master of Science in Finance for Professionals program at Pace University is an excellent way to achieve a MS degree in finance within a year.

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Designed for people already working in a business or financial environment, the Master of Finance for Professionals allows students to enhance their expertise in the latest trends of finance to a constantly changing landscape. The emphasis is on team-based, real-life projects that turn advanced financial theory into daily practice. The Pace University MS in Finance for Professionals gives you the credentials and ability to demonstrate expertise and readiness in your career goals.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts in corporate finance: Capital budgeting techniques such as the net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), adjusted net present value model (ANPV), and the profitability index (PI) are covered in this module.
  • Perform bond valuation and equity valuation.
  • Discuss the risk return tradeoff of securities and apply it to various investment strategies.
  • Do risk analysis, including the estimation of portfolio variance.
  • Discuss the term structure of interest rates and their empirical implications.
  • Describe various bond yields, rates, embedded options and features of bonds.
  • Apply calculus to various financial models and hedging considerations.
  • Use the analytics and the scientific method in financial models
  • Apply data to test research or modeling questions in finance.
  • Discuss international trade based on comparative advantage as well as the functioning of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
  • Discuss how exchange rates are determined and what factors influence them.
  • Demonstrate increased sophistication in discussing corporate governance and alternative governance systems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories of corporate risk management and the relationship between risk management and firm value.
  • Discuss the difference between financial risk management and operational risk management.
  • Describe the use of financial hedging instruments: futures, forwards, options and swaps

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, and Statistics
  • Investments, Portfolio Theory, and Money and Capital Markets
  • Fixed Income Analysis and Quantitative Methods
  • International Finance and Current Issues in Finance
  • Risk Management and Corporate Diversification

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Priority Deadline: August 15. If all documents are received within 10 business days, we will waive the $95 application fee.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application Fee
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • All Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48410 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    48410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48410 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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