It has been a bit since I wrote about the Arizona State University MSF program and I think it would be helpful to provide an overview of this Masters in Finance. The degree has been around for a while now and has remained popular over the years. Enjoy the refreshed overview below.
This program offers students two tracks, each with different credit requirements and time commitments. All students take the first track and those who want to focus on analytics take an additional semester.
- Corporate Finance and Investments – this is a 9 month long program, consisting of 30 credit hours. Students take classes in risk management, corporate finance, accounting, derivatives and other subjects. Graduates end up in a variety of fields throughout the financial industry, but realistically, can do anything with this degree.
- Analytical Methods – Students who choose this path add another semester onto their MSF and take two additional core courses and two electives. This option take 16 months and allows for a summer internship. International students and those who have limited to no internship/work experience would like this option. There is an additional cost to this that I will highlight later on.
The University has an updated profile for the incoming 2022 MSF class.
- Average GMAT – 589
- Average GRE – 310
- Average GPA – 3.5
- International – 60%
- Average Work Experience – 1.5 years
Right now there is one final round remaining. Round V (Final) is July 1st, 2023. Applications received after this will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The application requirements are standard. Resume, transcripts, etc. GMAT/GRE is required, but if your academics are strong you can advocate for why you do not need to take the test in the optional essay. I like the flexibility.
These are pulled from the site and as of writing (4/2/23). Definitely confirm with admissions, but this should be correct. The program is definitely affordable for residents of Arizona. The analytical track has meaningful cost increase.
MS-FIN (Corporate finance)
MS-FIN (Analytical methods)
That’s the update for now. I like the option for an extra semester and I am sure that will be of interest to many students considering this degree. I have been seeing more programs do this and expect it to continue. I’ll stay on top of this MSF and update all of you as things change.
Here is a link to the Arizona State University MSF Program