2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, BA/MSF

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In the Clark School of Management Master’s in Finance program, you integrate an understanding of the complexities of management - such as making decisions without complete information, ethical issues - with strong finance and quantitative skills. The degree benefits you no matter where you are in your career and prepares you for positions in banking, investment management, trading, insurance and corporate finance. 

Departmental eligibility requirements

The MSF program is open to students from any undergraduate major. Prerequisite courses are required.

For students that enrolled at Clark in Fall 2019 or later:

Prospective MSF students must successfully complete the following prerequisites by the end of the second semester of their junior year:

A minimum cumulative sophomore/junior year GPA of a 3.6 will be required for eligibility in the BA/MSF program. A senior year cumulative GPA of a 3.6, including both undergraduate and graduate courses, will be required to remain eligible for the 5th year.


For ALL SOM Accelerated Degree Applicants

As part of the application process, all applicants to the accelerated degree program must meet with both the SOM Assistant Dean, Laura Burgess, and the Associate Director of the SOM Stevenish Career Management Center, Kelly Kochis, before the accelerated degree adviser form will be signed and approved by the School of Management. These meetings need to take place before the accelerated degree application deadline.


Tuition Remission

Students that enroll at Clark in Fall 2019 or earlier, and are applying to the BA/MSF program as juniors in Spring 2022 or earlier, are eligible for up to 100% tuition remission in the 5th year. Tuition remission eligibility will be communicated to students with their admission decision.


Students that enroll at Clark in Spring 2020 or later, and are applying to this program as juniors in Fall 2022 or later, are eligible for up to 50% tuition remission in the 5th year. Tuition remission eligibility will be communicated to students with their admission decision.


Program of Study

The Accelerated BA/MSF program requires 10 graduate course units and an internship.  Three courses are taken in the senior year and the remaining in the graduate year.

Senior Year

Graduate courses students MUST take in the senior year include:


Internship Requirement

Every Accelerated Degree MSF student is required to complete an internship prior to the completion of the graduate degree. Internships completed as an undergraduate cannot fulfill the MSF internship requirement. MSF students are encouraged to complete their internship requirement in the summer between their senior year and fifth year. No academic credit is awarded for the internship requirement


Graduate Year

Students then take the remaining seven units for the MSF degree in their 5th year. For more information on the MSF program, the Experiential Learning Requirement, and elective options, students should visit the Finance, MSF  program page.



Students will pay a one-time program fee of $1,000 in the first semester of graduate study.  Students also pay a $40 activity fee in the fall and spring semesters as well as a one-time enrollment fee of $100. 

Students are responsible for paying for housing, food, books, and other personal items.

Program Adviser

Students are required to meet with the designated degree adviser prior to applying to the program. 

The designated program adviser is:
Laura Burgess, Assistant Dean
School of Management

Any students considering applying to the Accelerated Degree Program should read and understand the Accelerated Degree Program Policies and Procedures  .


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