Q: How long is the Master of Finance program?
A: It is a 30-credit program. Courses are offered in an accelerated, seven-week format, so students may pursue the degree on a full-time as well as a part-time basis. Students who wish to enroll as a full-time student, completing at least 9 credits each semester, may be able to complete the degree within one year. For those who elect to pursue the degree on a part-time basis, enrollment is flexible, and students are not required to enroll in courses each seven-week term.
Q: When do classes meet?
A: Classes meet weekday evenings from 6:00–9:00 p.m. two nights per week. Some courses include online components.
Q: Is the GMAT or GRE required?
A: Either the GMAT or GRE will be accepted for admission Some applicants, however, may be eligible for a GMAT or GRE waiver.
Q: When can I apply?
A: New students are admitted to the Master of Finance program in the fall and spring terms, which begin in August and January, respectively. International applicants are only admitted in the fall semester. The spring application deadline is December 7 for domestic applicants. The fall application deadline for international students is April 30.
For domestic applicants who wish to be considered for an admissions scholarship, the application deadline is June 1. Domestic applicants who do not wish to be considered for an admission scholarship can apply up to August 7 for fall.
Application portfolios must be complete to be reviewed by the faculty.
Q: Can students waive classes based on experience or academic background?
A: Students may not waive courses.
Q: Are prerequisite courses required?
A: Applicants should have successfully completed a minimum of course work in designated areas. Pre-program requirements include advanced undergraduate or graduate course credits in financial management/corporate finance, introductory business statistics, and microeconomics.
Q. Will the master of finance program help prepare me for the CFA® exam?
A: Students will find a substantial number of courses in the Master of Finance program helpful in preparing for tests required for various professional certificates in finance, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) program.
Q. What is the employment outlook for Master of Finance graduates?
A: The following websites are suggested for information on the employment outlook and salaries:
It is important for students to understand that the information above is for permanent residents and U.S. citizens. Individuals with an F-1 visa may find it considerably difficult to find employers willing to sponsor immigration AND employment.