Rochester Institute of Technology

College of Business

Finance, MS


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Finance, MS

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of science in finance program is designed to prepare students for managerial careers in corporate finance, investment analysis and portfolio management, financial consulting, and financial institutions. Courses that clearly parallel the Chartered Financial Analyst Program will prepare students who plan to take this exam. The program is available on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students must begin studies in the fall quarter only to complete the program in one year. Part-time students may enter the program in any quarter. The program is available on campus only. The MS Finance program requires 31 semester credit hours and consists of 10 courses and a field exam. The candidate must successfully complete a comprehensive field exam based on the required finance courses required.



International Student Requirements:

Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred for international applicants and those applying for scholarships), International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores of 580 (paper-based) or 92 (Internet-based) are required. Scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. This requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from accredited American institutions. For additional information on the IELTS, visit

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 31

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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