About the Program

An overview of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Master's in Corporate Finance program.

The Penn State Smeal College of Business Master's in Corporate Finance is a STEM-designated one-year immersive program into the world of corporate finance. This program – designed for students with little to no background in business or finance – can better position you for a career in the financial industry in roles such as financial analysts, financial managers, loan officers, personal financial advisors, and more.

Our STEM Designation 

Our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) designation means that MCF achieves the definition set forth by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a testament of the quality and rigor of the program. 

The designation also allows international graduates on F-1 visas to work in the United States for an additional 24 months via the extended Optional Practical Training (OPT), totaling 36 months. 

This extended duration and designation is attractive to employers interested in hiring international students.