Applied Finance

School of Business

Master of Science (M.S.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Applied Finance (MSAF) program at the GW School of Business (GWSB) produces leaders in the field of finance. The program focuses on risk management, financial engineering, banking, corporate finance, and portfolio analysis and management. It has been designed to combine quantitative and computer skills with financial theory and applications. The MSAF program qualifies as a STEM program.

Credits

The MSAF program is a full-time, 36 credit-hour program. Students with very strong backgrounds in a particular subject area can petition to waive a required course, replacing it with an elective as approved by the program director.

Duration

The MSAF program is a 12-month program that takes place during the spring, summer and fall semesters. Students will complete the degree requirements in one year.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadlines:
Fall and Summer (no certificate admits in Summer)
Round 1 1/15
Round 2 4/1
Round 3 5/15

Standardized test scores:

GMAT Score or GRE Score (optional): Test date must be within past five years. GMAT code: QK4-4F-40; GRE code: 5246.

Recommendations required:

Two (2) recommendations from professional and/or academic references

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Statement of purpose:

In no more than 500 words, describe how the MSPM program fits into your professional life and your career objectives.

Additional requirements:

A current resumé

Prerequisites:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with credit hours in:

Advanced Mathematics (6 credits; 3 credits must be in Calculus)

  • Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Managerial Finance (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)

Additional coursework, degrees, and/or work experience in these five areas are considered favorably in the selection process.

International applicants only:

International applicants must submit one of the following: an official TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or 550 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual band score below 5.5, or a PTE Academic Score of at least 53. Test date must be within the past two years. TOEFL code: 5246

Please note that, if you achieve the following scores, you are also exempt from taking EAP courses: an official TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or 600 (paper-based test), an official IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0, or a PTE Academic Score of at least 68. Test date must be within the past two years.

Exceptions to this requirement:

  • You have earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from an institution in which English is the language of instruction and the official language of the country in which the university is located. In addition to the United States, applicants from the following countries are exempt from this requirement.
  • You have earned a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree from an institution that is accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting agency — see the list of approved schools.

 

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
George Washington University
Graduate Admissions - School of Business
2201 G Street, NW ~ Funger Hall, Ste. 501
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
[email protected] ~ 202.994.8880
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday