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Master of Science in Finance

UMass Lowell’s Master of Science in Finance (MSF) is a 10-course program that provides students with a deeper understanding of how financial markets work and prepares them for careers in corporate finance and financial management.

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The MSF is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest level of accreditation for a business school.

Overview

Full Time | Part Time

Offering maximum flexibility, students can attend full or part time, on campus or online. The program can be completed in one year on a full-time basis.

For undergraduate business majors, the MSF curriculum consists of 10 courses (30 credits): five required courses in Finance and five electives (two of which are recommended to be in Finance). For undergraduate non-business majors, this program is preceded by three prerequisite courses (with grades of B- or better) representing key foundation material in Accounting, Economics, and Finance. These prerequisite course credits will not count toward the MSF degree.

The curriculum plan for the MSF is detailed in the curriculum outline in the UMass Lowell Academic Catalog.

MSF PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Prof. Chan Wung Kim  
Phone: (978) 934-2516

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following are general admission requirements. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  1. Undergraduate Degree: Official transcripts, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 is required. Pre-requisiste courses: Financial Accounting, Business Financial Analysis and Microeconomics.
  2. GMAT (minimum 500): can be waived for UMass Lowell undergraduates with a GPA of 3.2 and above and upon receipt of a recommendation by an UMass Lowell faculty member; also can be waived if the undergraduate GPA is 3.5 and above at an AACSB accredited (or equivalent) university.
  3. TOEFL for international students: (600+ paper-based, 250+ computer-based, or 100+ Internet-based).
  4. Successful completion of all other university admissions requirements, including three letters of recommendation.

Bachelor's to Master's Programs

UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years. Students can continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within their own department. Or students can apply to a program in a different department to create a set of skills to meet emerging needs in the workplace and their own academic interests.

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Please refer to the UMass Lowell Online Graduate Catalog for the latest information about admission, courses, retention, degree and thesis requirements.

Why study Finance at UMass Lowell?

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Hands-on research

UMass Lowell is a nationally ranked research institution, located in close proximity to Boston and its financial services hub and to Massachusetts’ innovation corridor.

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Leveraging our relationships

Students will leverage our relationships with leading businesses in finance, biotechnology and technology in their research and coursework.

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Prepared for tomorrow's jobs

MSF graduates are prepared to work as financial analysts, risk managers, financial managers in corporations, investment bankers, valuation analysts, private equity analysts, bankers and consultants.