(please use Major Code: 6016, Major: Finance)
Since our application is strictly on-line, we cannot accept applications sent to the department. However, if you are recommended for admission, we will request official documentation such as college transcripts, financial proof, and GMAT and TOEFL scores. We will notify you if this is the case.
Application for admission may be submitted at any time; however, deadlines for complete applications are as follows:
February 1: First round. Decision will be communicated by February 21.
March 1: Second round. Decision will be communicated by March 20.
Admission to the program is competitive and is based on the applicant’s overall record. Meeting the minimum standards does not guarantee admission. Although all of the minimum standards must normally be met, the applicant’s overall record will be considered, including letters of recommendation, student’s statement of objectives, work experience, extra-curricular activities, and test scores.
1. Applicants should apply electronically. Application fee of $50 is due at the time of application submission.
2. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree from a recognized educational institution, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. Part of the on-line application should be scanned transcripts and degree certificates. Students recommended for admission will be required to submit original or certified transcripts and degree certificates. Please note that the applications will be handled through secure on-line channels, ensuring that the privacy of the information is fully maintained.
3. Have at least two years of full time work experience after earning the bachelor degree. This condition can be waived for exceptional candidates.
4. Two letters of recommendation are required. It is desirable that at least one letter be written by a faculty member from whom the applicant took a course, or for whom the applicant served as research assistant. Applicant should arrange for the letters to be sent to MSF Admissions, Department of Finance, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, 315 Eppley Center, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
5. Working knowledge of personal computing, including, at minimum, the use of Internet, word processing, and spreadsheets.
6. Students should complete equivalents of MTH 124: Survey of Calculus I and STT 315: Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business.
7. A laptop will be required for study.
8. GMAT score (minimum of 600) (school code: QH0-5P-69) or GRE score (minimum of 310 verbal and quantitative) is required. The GMAT/GRE score must be fewer than five (5) years old. A GMAT/GRE waiver may be requested by applicants at the time of application. Waiver requests will be considered at the time of application and waiver decisions will be communicated within 10 days of submission.
9. International students only: A minimum IELTS band score of 7 or a minimum TOEFL score in any of the following areas (school code: 1465, departmental code 4102)
a. 600 (paper score)
b. 250 (computer score)
c. 100 (internet score)
Students with lower scores or without score may be admitted on a provisional basis, in accordance with applicable university rules and regulations. The IELTS/TOEFL is waived for applicants whose undergraduate degrees are from the U.S., Canada, or from any other institution that delivered the applicant’s instruction predominantly in English.