Arizona State University MSF Update – December 2016

The Arizona State University MSF Program has gone through a number of changes that I thought all of you might find interesting. These programs are continually evolving and I work hard to keep the information here as up to date as possible. My big goal is to get a student review as well. I think that, in conjunction with the updates, provide a helpful resource for anyone considering attending.

2016 Class Profile

Applicant Information

  • Applications Received – 270
  • Applications Admitted – 50%
  • Class Size – 62 Students

Admitted Student Statistics

  • Avg. Age – 25
  • Avg. GMAT – 638
  • Avg. GRE – 308
  • Avg. GPA – 3.47
  • Avg. TOFEL – 95
  • Work Experience – 1.5 years

Other things of note is the class is roughly half international students (58%) and half domestic students (42%). ASU also has a good split between men and woman. This is positive as many MSF programs are almost all men.

Sample Undergraduate Institutions:

  • Arizona State University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • Sichuan University
  • National Tsinghua University
  • University of Oregon
  • Renmin University of China
  • Osmania University
  • California State University Fullerton
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Hong Kong
  • Brigham Young University
  • University of Southern California
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • University of Tehran
  • Utah Valley University
  • Missouri State University
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Institute of Management Technology Dubai










Arizona State does a real good job providing an in-depth overview of their admitted class. The detail level is great and I think it provides a nice window into who is getting in, what the program would look like and what it takes to get admitted. The diversity of undergrad institutions, as well as blend of international and domestic students is positive as well.

Application Dates

We are right in the middle of the application season and there are a handful of important dates coming up that I want all of you to be aware of.

  1. Priority Consideration – November 28, 2016
  2. International Student Deadline – February 1, 2017
  3. Scholarship Deadline – April 3, 2017
  4. Final Deadline – June 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

Arizona State has a number of webinars upcoming that talk about the program, scholarships and application tips. Besides being helpful for this program or others, it gives you an opportunity to speak with admission staff and introduce yourself to the people who will be reviewing your application.

Finance Webinar – Curriculum Overview – 12/8/16 – 9am to 10am MST

Financing Your Degree – 12/13/16 – 12pm to 1pm MST

Graduate School Application Tips – 1/11/17 – 1pm to 2pm MST

I hope this update helps any of you looking into this program. Every year things seem to be improving and as a whole, the degree is becoming more recognized and valued. Stay tuned for future updates.

Here is a link to the Arizona State University Master in Finance Program


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