Q: How long is the Master of Finance program?
A: It is a 33-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. What is the format of the program? Will you be offering flexibility due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?
A: Due to COVID-19, we offer flexible instructional modes designed to help you reach key learning outcomes and allow you to engage with faculty, peers, and course content.
Remote Synchronous Instruction: Students attend all classes remotely at the scheduled time. Faculty will identify the communication and collaboration tools appropriate for real-time interaction and engagement.
Mixed-Mode Instruction: A combination of instructional modes is used to meet social distancing requirements in physical spaces, while also providing students with opportunities for face-to-face interaction and access to specialized on-campus spaces and equipment.
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. The spring application deadline is December 6 for part-time domestic applicants; for scholarship consideration, the deadline is October 1. The fall application deadline for part-time domestic students is July 15, or June 1 for students who wish to be considered for a scholarship.
For full-time domestic and international applicants, the spring application deadline is October 1, and the fall deadline is April 30.
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. 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.