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Finance MS

Course Description

Program overview

The master of science degree in finance prepares students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall semester.

Plan of study

The program of study consists of 10 courses and a field exam. Candidates must successfully complete the comprehensive field exam.


Finance, MS degree, typical course sequence:
-Accounting for Decision Makers
-Financial Analysis for Managers
-Securities and Investment Analysis
-Finance in a Global Environment
-Financial Management II
-Options and Futures
-Financial Modeling and Analysis
-One 700-level Statistics Course
-One 700-level Economics Course
-One 700-level Finance Course
-Field Exam

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships).
-Submit a personal statement.
-Submit a current resume.
-Complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English or for those submitting transcripts from degrees earned at American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit http://www.ielts.org.

Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic semester for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas. Accepted students may defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.

Visit the Finance MS page on the Rochester Institute of Technology USA website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. See course description for further admission details.

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