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Financial Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Logan, OH, United States
The master of science in financial economics is designed as a terminal, professional degree in financial economics. The curriculum includes courses in the key areas of finance and the supporting areas of economics and quantitative methods, and is designed to help students pass the first Chartered Financial Analyst exam at the end of their second semester in the program.

About

The CFA is the most internationally recognized and credible credential for financial professionals and is earned by passing a series of analytically rigorous exams. Students have the opportunity to work with qualified faculty members with extensive training in finance and financial macroeconomics. Faculty members are experts in economics and finance research and they have professional credentials and real-world experience.

The department is also one of the select few departments in the nation that provides students with access to Bloomberg Terminals and Training. These terminals not only support classroom instruction and faculty research, but provide a means for students to become certified in the use of Bloomberg, a skill that provides value to future employers once students begin their professional careers.

The oldest business school west of the Mississippi, USU has offered business degrees since 1894 and has long held prestigious accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and continues to be on the forefront of advanced business education.

The MSFE prepares students for a wide range of careers both within and outside the financial industry, including:

  • Risk management
  • Asset management
  • Macroeconomic and financial forecasting
  • Trading
  • Financial and economic research

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Financial Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Fixed Income
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investing Practicum
  • Computational Methods in Finance
  • Investing Practicum
  • Computational Methods in Finance
  • nvestment Analysis
  • Derivative Markets

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Fill out the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 50th percentile on the GRE or GMAT (students in the Professional MBA program must score at or above the 40th percentile)
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide a résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10163 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2903 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Financial Assistance

Most graduate students in this program receive placement as a research assistant, which includes a one-year, $9,000 stipend and subsidized health insurance.

A variety of funding opportunities are available, including fellowships, scholarships, tuition awards, and travel support.

In order to increase chances for financial assistance, students should apply by March 15.

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