The MSF program attracts students with strong intellectual abilities, demonstrated records of success and the keen desire to pursue a successful career in the field of finance. Students are offered admission to the MSF program based upon the consideration of two areas: quantitative criteria consisting of prior academic achievement and performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and qualitative data, which includes professional experience and a written personal statement. Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. Individuals will also be informed of any undergraduate courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their academic studies. A program advisor will assist in planning your program of study. Students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.
The program focuses on students who have a bachelor's or master's degree in a business discipline; however, students with strong academic and experience credentials from any academic discipline are accepted. The academic records of all accepted students will be evaluated by a program advisor to determine if foundation coursework is necessary before beginning the core (700-level) courses. Foundation coursework includes accounting, finance, economics, and statistics. It is preferred that the applicant will have two years of professional work experience. Prospective students with fewer than two years of work experience are encouraged to review their qualifications with an advisor at 410-617-5067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.