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The Master of Science in Finance degree can also be combined with a Bachelor's degree through GWSB's new 4+1 Program, which allows students to complete both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in five years.
For students pursuing a BSF and a Master of Science in Finance dual degree program, all requirements for both degrees must be fulfilled. Twelve credits of graduate coursework may be shared between the BSF and the Master of Science in Finance course requirements. Those twelve shared credits must be comprised of the following courses:
For students pursuing a MBA and a Master of Science in Finance Joint degree program, all requirements for both degrees must be fulfilled. Applicants must apply to both programs simultaneously, meet the admission standards of both programs and be admitted to both programs in order to be eligible for the joint degree. Applicants are considered for Fall entry only. Admission standards are high for both the MBA and the MSF. The joint program is rigorous and intensive, particularly if completed within the two-year option. If admitted to both programs, students would complete the MBA core during the 1st year. This would satisfy MSF prerequisite requirements in calculus, economics, financial accounting, managerial finance, and statistics. Existing students interested in the joint degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Finance (MSF) joint degree program is a unique opportunity to deepen your education in the fields of finance and business by combining the finest of both programs. With today’s job market, the demand is shifting towards having a quantitative background with an ability to understand markets, policies, and strategies.
Admission to the MSF program is highly competitive and enrollment is limited. Students operate in two cohorts throughout the academic year.
Due to the rolling admissions policy, it is highly recommended that candidates submit applications early. The candidate’s major and trend in grades, personal achievements, and letters of recommendation also affect the admission decision. This program seeks social, ethnic, cultural and geographical diversity in its student body.
Applying to a program at the GW School of Business may seem like a complicated process, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. The application process for this program can be found on our How to Apply page. All application materials should be sent to the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office. The GRE or GMAT test is not required — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them. We also offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree, from scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements.
To be considered complete, the following must be included in the application:
International applicants must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.0, a PTE Academic Score of at least 53, or an official Duolingo English Test (DET) score of at least 105. Test date must be within the past two years. TOEFL code: 5246
Please note that, if you achieve the following scores, you are also exempt from taking EAP courses: an official TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0, a PTE Academic Score of at least 68, or a DET score of at least 120. Test date must be within the past two years.
Exceptions to this requirement:
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.
International Student Application Deadlines (for students currently outside the U.S.)
Transfer Student Application Deadlines (for students currently living in the U.S. who do not require a student visa)