Simon Business School MS in Finance students learning in the classroom.

Forge your future in finance.

Finance is a lucrative, fast-moving field, and the competition is fierce. Ranked No. 2 in the US by Financial Times, the analytically rigorous, STEM-designated MS in Finance program from Simon Business School can help you gain a competitive edge. Whether you’re pursuing a career in corporate finance, financial services, or risk management, Simon will give you the tools you need to succeed.

Why Simon?

An MS in Finance degree from Simon Business School will give you more than a credential—it will help you see sharper and get to the heart of any problem.

Thought Leadership

Not one, but three preeminent finance journals were started and/or edited at Simon: the Journal of Finance Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Acclaimed Curriculum

Driven by our acclaimed curriculum, Simon’s MS in Finance program gives you the skills and credentials to succeed in an industry that historically attracts the best of the best.

STEM Designation

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills are becoming increasingly important in today’s data-driven business environment. A STEM-designated MS in Finance degree from Simon signals program quality and analytical rigor to employers and also allows international students up to 36 months of optional practical training (OPT) in a STEM-eligible role.

Real-World Experience

Choose between two study tracks: graduate after two semesters on our non-internship track, or choose the expanded internship option to gain real-world experience that can help you excel. We also provide hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to help you gain new perspectives.

Our Finance students take particular interest in opportunities like the Meliora Fund, which provides a forum for students to gain insight into investment selection and portfolio management. There’s also the Simon Venture Fund, which creates a unique experiential learning opportunity for students with respect to venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurship.

Integrated Student Experience

The Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center and the Andrew Ainslie Office of Student Engagement (OSE) are important professional resources for Finance students. We strive to connect you to the right career opportunities with leading employers who value the Simon approach to graduate marketing education. You’ll also find a wealth of co-curricular opportunities that will enhance your student experience, like our range of student clubs. From social to academic, there’s something for everyone.


No. 2 in the US MS in Finance Pre-Experience Financial Times 2022

Advanced Certificate of Achievement in FinTech and AI

Explore the intersection of finance, technology, and AI with courses designed to equip you with the skills needed to navigate the rapidly evolving world of financial technology. Earn this certificate alongside your MS in Finance degree and position yourself as a leader in the finance industry. (In 2023, Financial Times ranked our MS in Finance the #3 pre-experience finance program in the US!)

Complement your master’s program. Distinguish yourself in the job market. 
Acquire specialized knowledge and skills without extending your time to graduation. 

There’s still time to begin your MS degree in 2024:

Apply Now!

We are accepting applications for 2024 entry! Simon has rolling admissions for the full-time MS programs through July 19, which means we are not only accepting applications, but we’re also reviewing applications as soon as we receive them. If you apply earlier, you're likely to receive your admission decision earlier as well. We look forward to reviewing your candidacy!

  • Apply for free
  • Your admission interview is waived*
  • You will receive a decision within one week of application submission*
  • Flexible application requirements
  • MS applicants are guaranteed a minimum $10,000 scholarship if admitted

*Dependent on completion of the video essay in the application.

If you are an international student and you do not currently have a student visa, please note that there are time sensitivities surrounding the visa process. We encourage you to work through the application with urgency. If you have questions or would like to discuss your individual candidacy or next steps, reach out to us at

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Supported by a proven curriculum and complemented by the School’s publication of three preeminent journals, you’ll do more with numbers than just crunch them in Simon’s MS in Finance program.

Learn from the best: leading scholars teach our quantitatively rigorous program, and our Khani-de Silva Investment Lab lets you monitor and analyze real-time financial market data. In addition to Financial Times ranking Simon’s MS in Finance program in the top 10 in the US for more than five years, Simon faculty continue to make their mark as founders and editors of some of the world’s most highly-acclaimed business publications, including the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Monetary Economics. To complement your classwork, the Benet Career Management Center offers co-curricular programming to support your career search.


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Employment Overview:

MS in Finance

Explore Class of 2022 career outcomes for MS in Finance graduates or download the Career Highlights report to learn more about what our graduates are doing.

Sample Hiring Companies:

Bank of China
Bloomberg L.P.
Capital One
Goldman Sachs
Houlihan Lokey
TD Securities


Mean Base Salary for graduates employed in North America

Applying to Simon’s MS in Finance Program

Our Admissions staff takes the time to get to know each MSF applicant personally. We encourage you to reach out to us early to help you strengthen your application and identify scholarship opportunities. We have five application deadlines throughout the year—meaning we process applications as they are received. The sooner you apply in any of the rounds, the sooner you’ll hear back from us.

Fall 2024 Deadlines

Round Application Window Deadline* Decision By*
Round 1 August 25–October 15 October 15 December 15
Round 2 October 16–January 5 January 5 March 31
Round 3 January 6–February 15 February 15 April 20
Round 4 February 16–March 31 March 31 May 15
Round 5 April 1–May 1 May 1 June 15

*by 11:59 p.m. ET

Jamie-Hugh Brown

I chose Simon because I wanted to develop an analytical mindset. The diverse student population that the school promoted was also a major draw for me.

  • Jamie-Hugh Brown ’19
  • Assistant Vice President – Financial Solutions Senior Analyst
  • Citigroup

Pinwen (Blair) Gao

Simon has a really tight linkage between students and alumni. Even before I enrolled, I got the chance to communicate with several excellent alumni who gave me insightful and practical advice for my career goals.

  • Pinwen (Blair) Gao ’18
  • Financial Analyst
  • Houlihan Lokey