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“Kogod stood out to me due to its rich history, reputation and perfect location. The MSF program is highly student-centered with courses and activities designed for various academic interests and career paths.”
Yuanyuan Zhao
MSF '14

Do you see yourself as a financial decision-maker? Our Master’s in Finance (MSF) program will help you gain the skills you need to advance your career and achieve professional success.

  • Get set up for a rewarding career across all facets of finance and financial management.
  • Gain knowledge and hands-on experience through experiential curricula that includes virtual trading floor experience and more.
  • Prepare for professional certifications such as the CFA (trademark) and CAIA (trademark), among others.
  • Enrich your learning with award-winning faculty who operate at the intersection of financial market theory and practice.

Open doors to a world of opportunities with a Master’s in Finance from American University.



Small, interactive classes provide big opportunities. Connect with a strong professional alumni network and faculty who are attuned to both day-to-day movements and big-picture evolution in the finance world.


Live, learn, and intern in Washington, DC, a vibrant city that offers financial networking opportunities as well as access to top corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profits.


Flexible scheduling, certification programs, and dual-degree options provide a big payoff for your career advancement. Tailor your education to your goals. Maintain your current job or land an internship with ease during your course of study.
“I wanted to make a career transition. The MSF program made that possible. The program was rigorous, covering the foundations of finance, and the faculty was outstanding. They were excellent teachers, but more than that, they took an interest in my development and career, providing sound advice and support as I worked to pursue my goals.”
Camden William Nunery
MSF '11