Master of Science in Finance

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California, USA
Master of Science in Finance
Duration12 Months
LevelMasters Program
  • The MSF program is a full-time residential program, taking place on the USC campus
  • The Master of Science in Finance allows students to earn a graduate degree over three terms, beginning coursework in the summer and finishing the following May
  • The program’s accelerated nature is a cost-effective option for people considering a graduate degree
  • The program is open to both business and non-business undergraduates and equips them with tools, ideas, and frameworks to excel in early-stage finance jobs
  • The MSF curriculum is designed to offer a comprehensive foundation in finance and flexibility to pursue individual interests
  • Core courses in accounting, economics, finance, and quantitative analysis are supplemented with courses on the role of finance in corporations, investment analysis and portfolio theory, and forecasting and risk
  • Students can personalize their degrees with elective courses on such topics as real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and hedge funds
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees5585941 INR
Hostel & Meals970283 INR
Insurance154976 INR
Transportation180097 INR
Personal & Miscellaneous expense 169624 INR
Books & Supplies87888 INR
Mandatory fees180390 INR
Total1743258 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must have a 4-year Bachelor degree OR Master’s degree (for 3-year Bachelor degree holder) earned at an institution recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC)
ExamsTOEFL: 90
  • With 20 or above in each section
  • The average TOEFL score of the past class was 103 IBT, with at least 20 on each of the Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Sections, applicants can use this information as a benchmark

IELTS: 6.5
  • With 6 or above on each band
  • The average IELTS score for the past class was 7.5, with at least 6.5 on each section, applicants can use this information as a benchmark

PTE: 61
  • Minimum 53 in each band

GRE: Accepted
  • The average GRE of last year’s class was 318; applicants can use these numbers as a benchmark

GMAT: Accepted
  • The average GMAT of last year’s class was 700; applicants can use these numbers as a benchmark

Additional info
  • Video pitches and interviews are by invitation only at the discretion of the Admissions Committee
  • MSF students have an average of 1-2 years of experience
  • internships are considered as work experience
  • Work experience is not a requirement to be considered for admission
  • Applicants who have completed their bachelor's degree from a recognized university in which English is the language should be waived.
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