Oct 04, 2023  
2020-21 Graduate Catalog 
2020-21 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, M.S.

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Economics and Finance 
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The purpose of the M.S. degree in Finance is to provide a graduate-level knowledge base and expertise to those who work in the growing field of finance, assisting individuals, companies, and governments, among others, in navigating the increasingly complex and essential world of financial analysis. The M.S. in Finance program seeks to provide students with instruction that will prepare them for careers as financial analysts, consultants, managers, and planners.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must provide

  • transcript(s);
  • three (3) letters of recommendation;
  • personal statement of purpose;
  • resume or CV; and
  • are expected to have an A in Principles of Corporate Finance or equivalent.

Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA or without an undergraduate degree in business must also submit GMAT or GRE scores.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edugraduate/apply.php). Once this initial application has been accepted, the applicant will receive directions on how to enter the graduate portal to be able to submit other materials.
  2. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  3. submit official transcripts of previous college work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Finance requires completion of a minimum of 33 semester hours (24 hours of core courses and 9 hours of elective courses). Students will have the opportunity to complete the curriculum in one calendar year with courses offered in the evenings and on the weekend.

Curriculum: Finance

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Elective Courses (9 hours)

Choose 9 hours from the courses listed below.

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