Rochester Institute of Technology

Saunders College of Business

Finance (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Finance

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Unlock the world of finance, encompassing corporate finance, investment management, banking, insurance, consulting and more. Having learned financial theories of risk, return and valuation, and how to apply them to solve diverse problems, a wide range of career options are available to you as a graduate in finance.

The Masters of Science in Finance program at Saunders is designed specifically to prepare you to take the CFA exam. The Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) credential is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world.

At Saunders you will be backed by a Financial Advisory Board of industry professionals that works to ensure excellence in Finance. By joining the Finance Management Association club, you will participate in managing a real investment portfolio.

As part of RIT, founded in 1829, the program benefits from a rich tradition of strong corporate relationships, professors with industry experience, and an applied focus. With one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs at RIT, Saunders delivers employer satisfaction as demonstrated by a 94% outcomes rate.



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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