The Texas A&M Masters in Finance program used to be exclusively for TAMU undergraduate students. A few years ago the program was opened up to outside students and a lot has changed since then. With the addition of a number of other MSF programs in Texas, combined with the energy industry and overall state economy, Texas based MSF programs are as popular as ever. With this in mind, I wanted to update everyone on the Texas A&M MSF program and all the changes that have happened since I last posted.
2018 Class Profile
|Mean Quantitative GRE/GMAT Percentile||72%|
|Percent STEM Undergraduate Majors||64%|
|Work Experience Including Internships||<12 months|
|Texas A&M Undergrad||84%|
The class is a pretty conservative size for a school this big. Also, the percentage of international students for the 2018 class is not the standard, so do not let this very low percentage dissuade anyone from applying.
- Min. Quant GMAT/GRE – 50th percentile
- Min. TOEFL/IELTS – 105/7.0
- Min. Undergrad GPA – 3.0
- Interview by invitation only
- Letters of Reference – Two required; at least one academic
The program is designed for non-finance undergraduates, so please keep that in mind. You can read more about what admissions looks for and what the ideal outcome would be here.
Also, keep in mind that currently, the program is on rolling admissions for anyone applying.
The program is a 36 credit hour degree, with 27 credit hours required and 9 credit hours of elective classes. This allows students to focus on an area of study that particularly interests them. The program also allows students to focus on a career path, with three options: A traditional corporate finance career path, one for STEM students and another for those who are looking to work on Wall Street.
The program charges in-state tuition of $39,000 and out of state tuition of $44,000 (but students receive scholarships to bring the cost down to $39,000, the same as in state). Both are very reasonable when compared to other programs. One thing to note is that there is a 2-year program option, mainly for international students. This would obviously incur additional costs.
Placements & Advisory Board
I couldn’t find specific a specific placement report, but I did find a combination of recent placements and companies that are on the advisory board for Texas A&M. The list includes some impressive names, both in and outside of Texas. Below is a small selection of them.
In speaking with admissions, placements were over 90% within 3 months of graduation.
- Allegiance Bank
- BHP Billiton
- Deutsche Bank
- Ernst & Young
- General Motors
- Prudential Capital Group
- Stifel/Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
- Wells Fargo
All in all, the Texas A&M Masters in Finance program has developed nicely into a MSF program that anyone looking for a school in Texas should apply to. The schools brand and reputation is very well regarded and the cost, ability to specialize, and placements & advisory board all make this program highly competitive with all the other top MSF programs.
Here is a link to the Texas A&M Masters in Finance Program