To qualify for admission to a degree program in good standing, you must have:
- A baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- At least a 3.0i overall grade point average in all the graduate work previously completed at UW-Whitewater, with no grades of I or IP pending.
- One of the following:
- At least a 2.75 overall grade point average in the undergraduate degree program, or
- At least a 2.90 grade point average in the last half of the undergraduate degree program, or
- A master's degree or higher from an institution regionally accredited at the corresponding graduate level, or
- At least 12 credits of graduate work completed on a regular grade basis at UW-Whitewater.
All grade point averages are on a 4.00 basis.
Admission to a master’s business degree program requires an applicant to:
- Meet the UW-Whitewater graduate admissions policy, and
- Satisfy one of the following
- Earned an AACSB accredited undergraduate business degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher, or
- Earned an undergraduate degree with a 3.5 GPA or higher, or
- Have at least 4 years of professional work experience and an undergraduate degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher, or
- Have 7 or more years of professional work experience, or
- Served or serving in the US Military with qualified active duty, or
- Earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited US or an equivalent institution, or
- Hold a College of Business and Economics approved professional certification, or
- Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)* with
- A composite score of at least 1100 based on the formula:
(GMAT Score) + [200 X (overall undergraduate grade point average based on a 4-point scale)], or
- A composite score of at least 1150 based on the formula:
(GMAT Score) + [200 X (last half of undergraduate grade point average based on a 4-point scale)], or
- A composite score between 950 – 1100 for consideration for probationary admission
- * GRE scores are converted to a comparable GMAT Score
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper score of at least 550, or a computer score of at least 213, an Internet score of at least 79, or an IELTS score of 6 for students from countries where English is not the native language.
- Exceptions to the admission requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis.
- Due to increasing enrollments, admission may be limited despite fulfillment of the aforementioned entrance requirements
Specialized degree for in-depth knowledge
There is an increasing demand for specialized business master's degrees — especially in the fields of finance and accounting. Whether you are currently working in the financial sector and are seeking an advanced position, or plan to transition into a finance career, the Master of Science in Finance will provide the skills and in-depth knowledge focused on applied finance you need.
Courses in the program emphasize quantitative financial analysis, investments and portfolio management, derivatives, corporate finance, capital budgeting, business valuation, financial markets, multinational finance, security valuation, investment banking, and alternative investments.
If you do not have prior education or experience in finance, additional foundation courses can prepare you to succeed in the MS in Finance program.
The CFA ® Institute is internationally recognized as promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence. Our MS in Finance curriculum has been designed to align with the CFA common body of knowledge, and it will prepare you for CFA designation, which is highly valued by many employers.
Ideal for working professionals
The MS in Finance program, which has been designed to be completed in about two years, requires 30 credits of comprehensive coursework and completion of an exam.
If you are a student from a country where English is not the native language, you will also need to supply results for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A TOEFL score of 550 paper, 213 computer, or 79 internet-based, or an IELTS score of 6.0 is required for admission.
Exceptions to the admission requirements may be made on a case-by-case basis. Due to competitive enrollments, admission may be limited despite fulfillment of the entrance requirements shown here.