Program website: https://finance.broad.msu.edu/msfinance/
The Broad MS Finance is a rigorous, accelerated program designed for recent college graduates seeking expertise in areas like financial analysis, valuation, corporate governance and restructuring, asset management, investment research, sales and trading, insurance and risk management. Your interest in Broad MSF shows that you recognize excellence, not only in our program, but in yourself. The program offers a lot of flexibility and cutting-edge instruction. You can tailor the curriculum to your interests and needs, as well as to latest demands of the market. The Program Director is focused on enabling each of you to get the most out of the program. The Broad Finance program has been officially named a CFA Program Partner. As such, the MSF curriculum covers more than 70% of the CFA Body of Knowledge and teaches student the tools they need to prepare for CFA exams. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification is a professional designation awarded by CFA Institute. The professional investment community recognizes the value of the CFA certification in its hiring and promotion decisions.
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.