Master of Science in FinanceApplication & Requirements

Our Master of Finance candidates are highly-motivated professionals intent on reaching that next level of leadership success. Admissions decisions can be quite competitive. Admission to the Master of Finance program is based on a variety of factors and will be evaluated holistically. Our admissions team carefully screens each application to ensure candidates are an optimal fit for the program demands and objectives.

Admission requirements include:

  • A four year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution as well as a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 are required.

And, you must meet one of these three standards:

  • Achieve a minimum score of 500 on the GMAT or a score within the 40th percentile in both sections of the GRE exam with a minimum 3.0 GPA earned in undergraduate study. FIU university's code is: 5206.
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA in your undergraduate business degree and have at least four years’ professional work experience in finance-related industries such as banking, investment, accounting, insurance, etc.
  • Earned your undergraduate finance degree from FIU or similar accredited University with an upper division GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Deadlines

To begin in the Spring term (January)

September 1st

Last day for international applicants to submit a graduate application

October 1st

Last day for international applicants to submit all supporting academic credentials, appropriate test scores, and Declaration of Finances.

October 31st

Last day for U.S. applicants to submit a graduate application and supporting credentials.

To begin in the Fall term (August)

June 1st

Last day for all applicants to submit online application, all supporting academic credentials, appropriate test scores, and Declaration and Certification of Finances.

Application Process

For all Applicants

  • Complete the online application for admission.
  • You may complete the online application and submit it, even without taking the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL. We prefer that you mail supporting materials (essay, letters of recommendation, etc…) to us rather than uploading them onto the online application.
  • Pay a $30 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are also accepted and should be made payable to Florida International University.

Applicants should send all their materials to:

FIU - MS in Finance
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199
  1. Send official transcripts from all previously attended universities. These must be original transcripts in a sealed envelope from the degree-granting institution. If your official transcripts are not in English, you must submit translated transcripts. Ask your university to provide two original transcripts. The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope. The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translation company for translation.
  2. If you already possess a Master’s degree from an accredited institution, you may be eligible for a GMAT waiver provided that your graduate degree GPA is 3.0 or higher.
  3. Applicants whose studies were completed in a country whose official language is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS – a University list of exemptions is available here. These tests are available worldwide. There is a fee for the examination. Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 80 internet-based, 550 paper-based, and 213 computer-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.
  4. Submit a current resume of professional experience. (Internships and part-time employment may be included)
  5. Submit a statement of purpose: a one-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the MS in Finance degree at Florida International University.
  6. Submit a copy of your passport or Alien card.

Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please click here.

For international students

International students applying for the F-1 student visa will be required to additionally submit financial documentation. Financial documents must be recent (6 months or less from the program start date).

  1. Request a letter from your bank or the bank of your sponsor (a parent, for example) stating that you or your sponsor have sufficient funds of at least $56,926.00 for tuition and living expenses. The types of accounts from which these bank letters are accepted are: savings, checking or money market accounts. The bank letter must be contained in a sealed envelope, printed on original bank letterhead and signed by a bank representative.
  2. If the bank account and aforementioned letter are in the name of a sponsor, the sponsor will need to submit a signed sponsor letter stating that he or she will fund your education and expenses while you are enrolled in the MS in Finance Program. Click here to see a sample sponsor letter.
  3. Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finance (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $56,926.00 for the academic year 2016-2017.

Apply now!

To check the status of your application, please call 305.348.7277 or e-mail the MS in Finance office at msf@fiu.edu.


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