This program leads to both the B.S. in Finance and M.S. in Finance degrees. Students who want to complete this program must identify themselves to the Department of Finance as majors who will complete the accelerated program. The program is open to all undergraduates who major in Finance and have at least 90 semester hours of undergraduate course work with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. Students who have met these standards in their B.S. in Finance degree program must also apply for admission to the M.S. in Finance program under the special provisions of this program and meet the application deadline. To qualify for this program, applicants must have a B or higher in FINA 320 and UBUS 223 and participate in an oral interview with the department chair or designated representative of the M.S. in Finance program. Admission will be on a competitive basis.
Students must complete all the business core requirements for the B.S. in Finance degree program as well as all general education requirements, FINA 330, FINA 340, and FINA 350, prior to their taking classes in the M.S. in Finance program. Once admitted into the B.S. in Finance/M.S. in Finance program and having completed all course requirements for entry, students will start taking classes in the M.S. in Finance program (up to 15 semester hours) which will also count toward 15 semester hours in the undergraduate degree. Upon receiving their undergraduate degree, students will then follow the standard timetable for receiving a M.S. in Finance.