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MS in Finance before an MBA in Finance?

perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,401 Senior Member
A one year MS in Finance degree can assist non business majors develop skills to break into the Finance industry. Lots of business schools seem to be offering these types of mini Masters programs targeting liberal arts and non business majors. Unlike the MBA, these are usually pre-experience degrees.

Replies to: MS in Finance before an MBA in Finance?

  • perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,401 Senior Member
    My son just got accepted to the UT McCombs School of Business, Master of Science in Finance Program.

    If you have any questions about this program or MSFs in general, feel free to ask questions
  • PublisherPublisher Registered User Posts: 5,449 Senior Member
    edited January 7
    @perazziman : What were your son's standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE) that enabled him to get into this masters program or what is the range of scores for accepted students?

    Any post undergraduate full time work experience ?
  • perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,401 Senior Member
    edited January 7
    Profile

    2013-17: BS TAMU (non-target)
    GPA 3.4
    Major Economics
    Minor Math

    Capstone Research: Math of Financial Options / Derivatives (A)

    (A) grades also in Engineering Calculus Linear Algebra, Differential EQ, Probabily Theory, Econometrics Statistics etc

    AP Calculus AB/ BC 5/5

    Lowerclassmen GPA 3.2
    Upperclassmen GPA 3.6-3.7

    Excellent recommendations from Math and Econ professors

    GRE 330 (equivalent to GMAT 720)

    CFA Level 2 Candidate (June 2018)

    *No relevant work experience*. Seeking MSF to change career paths from seeking a PhD in Economics to Banking
  • perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,401 Senior Member
    edited January 7
    Here is a list of 30 best MSF Programs. They are ranked from most to least affordable. MIT is least affordable, but ranks #2 in quality. UT is 15th most affordable and ranks #1.

    I would take these rankings with a pinch of salt, but they are a good place to start looking

    https://www.master-of-finance.org/best/affordable-degree-programs/
  • perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,401 Senior Member
    edited January 8
    The UT Program’s average GMAT is 690. Average GPA is 3.44. Job Placement is 100%. Av. Salary is about $70k
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