What will I learn?

The growth and demand for highly trained, competent professionals in the dynamic field of finance is greater now than ever before. Our STEM-designated, Master of Finance program teaches how to apply quantitative methods to the complex discipline of finance with an emphasis on building job-ready skills.

This program is rigorous and practical featuring a comprehensive study of real-world corporate and investment risk measurement and management. You’ll become proficient in the theoretical principles, processes and practices of modern finance, and learn to apply them in real-world scenarios.

You’ll gain the ability to gather, assess and communicate financial data to guide business and investment decisions, and graduate prepared to sit for industry exams.

Positive Job Outlook

Professionals with a Master of Finance had the best job prospects by mid-career salary out of all master’s degrees in the U.S. in 2019, and are expecting significant job growth from now until 2026 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and .

According to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Business Jobs list, job outcomes of this program including financial manager, financial analyst and financial advisor careers are among the top 15 best business jobs, with average annual starting salaries above $80,000 and a median salary of more than $125,000 by mid-career.

Graduates in finance from CSU’s College of Business reported high job placement rates.

Common career outcomes include positions in: commercial or investment banking, financial management, financial planning and advising, portfolio management, corporate finance and risk management, financial analysis and more.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$25,792.00 per year
USD $12,896 per semester
Application deadline

1 May 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


Western Regional Graduate Program



80523, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Only persons with degrees equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degrees are qualified to apply for admission except for Integrated Degree Program (IDP) applicants.

For international students

An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

If you are an international applicant, you should have one of the following: Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or higher, an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or a PTE score of 58 or higher. The test must have been taken within the past two years.

Application deadline: Fall: May/01.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.