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MS in Investment Management


  • CFA Institute has welcomed Pace into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.
  • These programs well position students to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.
  • The CFA® charter has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
  • This program is recognized by GARP, the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
  • This program well positions students for FRM certification.

Manage portfolios for individual and institutional investors:
  • Pension funds
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Municipalities
  • Hedge funds
Learn how to build portfolios to maximize return, yet keep risk manageable - or work on the "sell" side, facilitating the purchase of stocks, bonds, and other financial products by investment managers. An MS in Investment Management from Lubin gives you the technical expertise to thrive among financial wizards.
Median salary for financial analysts (Source: O*NET)


The MS program in Investment Management gives you a thorough understanding of the different equity and fixed income securities available in the financial marketplace, as well as derivative securities such as futures and options contracts. You also learn about specialized investments such as mutual funds and real estate. Through Lubin, you gain:
  • Real-time portfolio analysis skills
  • Speed to completion
  • An eye for finance
  • Preparation for prestigious certifications such as the CFA
Click to view curriculum for the MS in Investment Management.


Lubin puts you at the center of the world's business life, through a network of alumni and corporate partners that reaches into:
  • Major financial institutions
  • Media companies
  • Growing businesses in every industry

Gain valuable experience in one or more internships—with internationally respected companies. Students in the MS in Investment Management program complete at least one internship and find daily opportunities to apply the knowledge they've gained in the classroom. Recent internship sites include:
  • Cape Securities, Inc.
  • Cooper Global Communications
  • HighTower Advisors
  • Nespresso, USA
  • NYC Office of the Comptroller
  • The WhiteRock Group, LLC
Convenient location: Pursue your MS in Investment Management at the graduate campus in Lower Manhattan, in the financial district.

Connect with industry insiders: In addition to the connections and advice our faculty offer, our alumni—who are themselves industry insiders, rising and leading in a wide range of enterprises—actively connect with current students through our LinkedIn mentoring program.

Take full advantage of your dedicated team of advisers while you're here. They can guide you through the program and into your career, opening doors and making connections for you.

Elite accreditation—Lubin's dual accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, in both business and accounting, is an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world.


A U.S. bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree from a foreign school is the preferred undergraduate degree requirement for admission into the program. In addition to a resume, a personal statement, a GMAT or GRE score report, and two recommendations, applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities they have attended. If you are applying for the MS in Investment Management and have passed the Level 1 CFA or FRM exam, you may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE. Official exam documentation will be required. A recent TOEFL score, no more than two years old, is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. Recommended application deadlines are August 1 for the fall entry term and December 1 for the spring entry term. Click for our Application Guidelines and Checklist.

For admission information, please contact:

New York City campus
Graduate Admission
Phone: 212-346-1531

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    Here's what to expect with an MS in Investment Management:
  • Excellent compensation: $68,100 is the mean salary for graduates of the MS in Investment Management program (Source: Pace University Career Services Annual Reports)
  • Median salary: $96,200 for financial analysts in New York (Source: careeronestop)
  • High earning potential working for financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, investment bankers, and governments.
  • The best opportunities: Those holding a master's degree will have the edge in this field predicted to have average employment growth (Source: O*NET)
  • Varied industries and professional paths
  • Exciting opportunities at respected companies and organizations. Companies that have hired recent graduates of the MS in Investment Management program include:

    • Colonial Consulting LLC
    • Dexia
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
    • UBS
    • UT Dallas

  • Join our distinguished alumni, pursuing careers around the globe

    In the center of New York City's business life, Lubin introduces you to successful business leaders and thriving multinational corporations. Connect directly with the world-class individuals who serve as an Executive- or Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Pace. We nurture relationships with many of the world's leading executives, to broaden and deepen your learning experience—far beyond what you can expect at any other business school:
  • Meet top executives when they visit your classes and lecture on campus.
Off campus, we get you through the door and behind the scenes for unique opportunities, thanks to our rich and well-developed network of alumni and corporate partners. Common locales include:
  • A Fortune 100 company headquarters in metropolitan New York City
  • The Fed: Research at the Federal Reserve Bank - almost 100 Lubin alumni are employed here
  • NYSE: The rush of the trading floor
    "I looked at other schools that offer MS degrees in investment management, but Lubin offered the best combination of classroom teaching and experienced and knowledgeable faculty with connections to business. You can't find a better location for this kind of program than the heart of New York City."
- Wenhao Fan '12