Master of Science in Finance
The University of Tampa Master of Science in Finance prepares students for careers in the ever-changing financial industry. Changes in the investment industry and the financial markets require well-trained financial professionals to make value-enhancing decisions as information becomes available and the business environment changes.
Finance students are prepared for careers in private industry and government in such areas as banking, brokerage, individual and institutional investments, insurance, financial analysis and planning, portfolio management and more. Several courses have integrated the CFA® curriculum as provided by CFA Institute and are based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA® Program. Topics in these courses assist students in preparation for the CFA® exam.*
The College offers state-of-the-art resources such as the Huizenga Family Foundation Trading Center, providing Bloomberg Professional™ real-time trading information and hands-on financial management experience.
*CFA Institute, CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute. CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by The University of Tampa or verify or endorse the pass rates claimed by The University of Tampa.
Admission Requirements and Documents
> Completed application
> $40 application fee
> Official transcripts of all previous college work received directly from each institution.
> Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is required. Pending approval, applicants may be able to waive the GMAT if they meet the following criteria:
- MS-FIN applicants who have passed any level of the CFA exam
- MS-FIN applicants who submit sufficient evidence of three or more years of relevant professional work experience within the past five years and have a business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or better in relevant course work. (Relevant professional work experience is beyond entry level in any of the following areas: investment banking, research analyst, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and portfolio management. The applicant must submit for review any work experience not listed. Administrative, back-office and sales positions typically do not qualify for waiving the GMAT. Occupations that require quantitative and analytical skills in their practice are preferred.)
> Two professional reference forms (PDF) completed by individuals who attest to the applicant's professional background and academic potential.
> Personal statement
> Individual interviews are recommended but not required.
> Work experience is recommended but not required.
> International applicants: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report.
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