The Marquette University Masters in Finance program is brand new and I was very excited to come across it. There has been a slow down in new programs and to see Marquette rolling out a program definitely made my day. It is a very well respected and known university and the school places incredibly well in the Midwest, as well as nationally. Below is what I could find out about their MSF, but I have some emails in to admissions to see if I can get more information. Stay tuned!
This is a one year, 30 credit hour masters program, allowing students to concentrate in four subject areas: Corporate Finance, Investments, Commercial Banking and Real Estate. The program is 100% online as well, something I think many of you will find enticing. There seems to be a Fintech focus as well, allowing students to learn blockchain, AI, Python and SAS. Current Marquette undergraduate students have an accelerated option for this degree also.
You are required to take 18 credit hours in core classes, comprised of finance and economic classes, as well as a skills class focusing on “R,” SAS, SPSS, and PYTHON. After this, you have 9 credit hours in electives where you can tailor your education to your specific interests. An example of some of the classes you can take include Sustainable Finance, Real Estate Finance and Investments, FinTech: Foundations and Applications and Investment Banking. There is also a final, 3 credit professional project and defense. I like that they incorporate a project into the degree as it can also help bolster your resume when it comes time to recruit for a job.
Pretty standard. Application (fee is waived if you attend an online information session), transcripts, minimum GPA of 3.0, GRE/GMAT (waiver possible), essay questions, and resume. Letters of recommendation are options, as well as the interview.
International students need all of the above, but the letters of recommendation are not option and you will need an official TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
Admissions are rolling, which means you may apply any time before the following dates:
- Fall term admissions – August 1 (June 1 for international applicants)
- Spring term admissions – December 15 (October 15 for international applicants)
Tuition is $1,220 per credit for 2021-2022. This equates to a program cost of roughly $36,600 (plus fees, books, etc). Pretty affordable when compared to other MSF programs.
More to come on this brand new program. I’ll try and find out if there is an initial class profile or upcoming information sessions for anyone interested in learning more. As always, keep checking back for more information on this and other MSF programs.
Here is a link to the Marquette University Masters in Finance Program