Dec 09, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Finance & Investment Management, Bus Adm, Finance Concentration - Bachelor’s/Master’s Combined Program


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Program Coordinator: Dr. William Sackley

This combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to complete both degree programs in under 5 years. A student will earn a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and an M.S. in Finance & Investment Management (MSF).

B.S.B.A. Economics students must apply for admission to the 4+1 B.S. Economics/M.S. Finance program. Six hours of courses taken at the 500-level will be dual counted towards both degrees. Upon completion of the B.S. degree, students have the option to apply to the graduate school and continue progress towards the MSF degree.

Program Objective


This combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program is designed to provide qualified students the opportunity to complete both degree programs in under 5 years. A student will earn a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and an M.S. in Finance & Investment Management (MSF). 

B.S.B.A. Finance students must apply for admission to the 4+1 B.S. Finance/M.S. Finance program. Six hours of courses taken at the 500-level will be dual counted towards both degrees. Upon completion of the B.S. degree, students have the option to apply to the graduate school and continue progress towards the MSF degree.  

Admission


Timeline


  • Once students are admitted to the CSB and eligible to take their 400-level finance electives, they can apply for admission into the 4+1 program. Admission to the 4+1 program does not guarantee admission to the MSF program upon completion of the B.S. in Business Administration.
  • With the help of the MSF Director, students can select up to six credits of 500-level finance classes to substitute for their 400-level finance electives.
  • Students who successfully complete the two 500-level electives and all remaining B.S.B.A. degree requirements are awarded the B.S. in Business Administration with a Finance Concentration.
  • In the final semester of their B.S. program, students apply to the MSF program. If admitted to the MSF, the six credits earned at the 500-level will count towards the degree requirements of the M.S. Finance & Investment Management degree.

Frequently Asked Questions


      Q. How many classes will students need to complete to earn the MSF?

A: Students must complete the full 30 credits of MSF courses, but six of those credits can be earned before they begin the program.

Q: Can students be admitted to the MSF program upon graduation from the BSBA if they earn Cs in their 500-level electives?

A: Graduate applications will be evaluated based on our existing admissions criteria. A student who meets the criteria can be admitted to the MSF program. Courses at the 500-level that earned a grade of C will not count towards the MSF degree requirements and must be replaced or retaken after advising by the MSF Director.

Q: For double concentration students in economics and finance, what double dipping is allowed?

A: Students with double concentrations will have to choose the finance version of the 4+1 or the economics version of the 4+1, but cannot do both simultaneously.

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