Overview

MS Finance Brochure

The Master of Science in Finance (MSF) Program is a rigorous 10-month degree program offering a number of unique features and benefits:

  • 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).
  • Emphasis on practical career preparation: The program provides specialized preparation for careers in corporate finance, capital markets/consulting and investment management.  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.
  • 2 Year Extended MSF Program: This option is primarily for international students. The extended program would allow students to spread the 36 credit hours over the course of 2 years. This provides the following benefits for students:
    • Greater time to come up to speed on U.S. business practices
    • Increased opportunity to work for Tier 1 employers
    • Allows student to acquire a summer internship
  • 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