The master of science degree in finance is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. The courses will prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Analyst exam. To complete the program in one year, full-time students must begin their studies in the fall quarter. Admission requirements
Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
In order to be considered for admission to the MS in finance, a candidate must:
- have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
- submit transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework,
- submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships),
- submit a personal statement and a resume, and
- complete an application for graduate study.
International applicants must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), or 92 (Internet-based). The International English Testing Language System (IELTS) test scores will be accepted by RIT in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from accredited American institutions.
Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.
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