The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program is a rigorous 36 credit hour program offering a number of unique features and benefits:

  • MSF Brochure
  • Designed Especially for Non-finance Undergraduates: The program is designed for students who have a quantitative undergraduate degree in areas such as economics or STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
  • International Students are Welcome: The program is designed to help international students get a US-based financial education in order to round out their home-country degree and to potentially pursue the highly-competive US job market.  All majors including finance majors are acceptable for international students as long as the finance degree is from an international university. The MS Finance Program is not a STEM designated degree. If you are looking for a STEM designated degree specifically, that will provide you an opportunity to study finance in the U.S., check out the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance (MSQF) degree at their website: msqf.math.tamu.edu.
    • For more information on admissions for international students, click here.
  • Extended Two Year Program for International Students: International students may choose either the standard one year program or the extended two year program.  The extended program is required for international students who do not have all the prerequisite courses completed at the time of application. The extended program allows students to spread the 36 credit hours over the course of 2 years. This provides the following benefits for students:
    • Greater time to get acclimated to U.S. business practices
    • Increased opportunity to work for Tier 1 employers
  • Emphasis on Practical Career Preparation: The program provides specialized preparation for careers in corporate finance, financial services, and consulting.  Students have hands-on experience applying various financial modeling and valuation concepts, tools and techniques in classes taught by a combination of seasoned world class executive professors and noted academic professors.
  • STEM-to-Stocks Accelerated Admissions:  The Accelerated Admissions is for non-finance Texas A&M students in their Sophomore or Junior year that are interested in working in a finance-related position.  The benefits to getting a head start are invaluable as students will have increased opportunities for networking and internships within the Mays Business School.  Additionally, students will pay the discounted undergraduate rate for up to 15 credit hours of graduate level courses.
    • Sophomore admissions:  Students will take the prerequisite courses and begin taking graduate level classes while finishing their undergraduate degree.
    • Junior admissions:  Students will have already taken the prerequisite courses, and they will begin taking graduate level classes senior year.
  • Accelerated Entry for A&M December Graduates: The MSF program has a spring entry option for students who are admitted as a sophomore or junior in the Accelerated Admissions program.

Program Highlights

Schedule: Students attend class full-time from August to May.

Curriculum: Students must complete 36 credit hours to earn the master’s degree.

Professional Designations: The program provides exam preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) exam.  Scholarships are available for these exams as well.

CFA Exam Scholarship Application-Department of Finance