American University Masters in Finance Update – January 2018

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It has been a LONG time since I updated the American University Masters in Finance Program on this site and as part of my new years resolution, I want to refresh the content on the site and update everything. With that spirit, I dug into the American University website and found some stuff I think you all might find interesting.

Career Outcomes

MSF placements and salary information is usually something most students researching these programs want to know. The program has a great statistic that 90% of their graduates are employed, promoted, accepted a new position, or 90% continued their education within three months of graduation. The program also boasts an over $71,000 average starting salary for graduates.

The school doesn’t post a lot of raw placement data, but they do include the firms that hire the most graduates. This list has been pretty consistent from when I first posted about the program, leading me to believe there are some relationships that have been established over the years.

  • The World Bank Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cambridge Associates LLC
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EY

Application Deadlines

For those thinking about applying for this years fall cohort, you have a an upcoming deadline fast approaching. This is also the final deadline for international students. Below are the upcoming rounds and when you need to apply by.

  • Round 1 – January 15th (Priority Round for Scholarships)
  • Round 2 – March 15th (International Applicants Deadline)
  • Round 3 – April 15th


When I first posted on the program they were testing allowing the GRE, as well as allowing people with certain criteria to opt out of the GMAT/GRE. Well they have made both a standard part of the program. Applicants who meet the following criteria can apply for a waiver for their application:

An applicant must meet one (1) of the conditions below and must apply for the waiver using the instructions below:

  • A minimum of three years of work experience in the finance industry
  • Successful completion of the CFA Level 1
  • An undergraduate business degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an AACSB-accredited business school
  • A graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an AACSB-accredited business school

These options make it rather obtainable to not have to pay the fee and go through the hassle of studying for and taking one of these tests. A very enticing option for a well respected university in a great city.

I will make an effort to try and find a student review or other materials to build out this program on the site. Until then, I hope this update was helpful and continue checking back for more!

Here is a link to the American University Masters in Finance Program


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