MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FINANCE
The Master of Science in Finance provides unique opportunities for individuals who want to further their careers in
the areas of investments, corporate finance, or banking. The part-time program is especially useful for those seeking
advanced certification as certified financial analysts, certified financial managers, or certified financial planners.
COURSE OF STUDY university (or the international equivalent) and have
The curriculum includes 30 credits of course-work, adequate background in the areas of:
consisting of 10 three-credit courses: seven required • Microeconomics
courses and three electives. • Macroeconomics
• Financial Accounting
Required Courses • Statistics
• Corporate Finance Applicants lacking proper training in these areas will
• Investment Analysis need to take preparatory courses in addition to the main
• Portfolio Management course work.
• International Financial Managements
• Global Financial Markets and Institutions FORMAL ADMISSION PROCESS
• Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management Applications to the graduate program are accepted on a
• Research Methods in Finance rolling basis. A committee on graduate admission reviews
the applications and selects those who will be accepted to
Elective Courses the program.
• Creating and Managing Shareholder Value
• Capital Budgeting Students seeking admission must complete and submit
• Working Capital Management the following to:
• Fixed Income Securities Committee on Graduate Admission
• Seminar: Contemporary Topics in Finance Charles F. Dolan School of Business
• Independent Seminar in Finance Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
Mark Ligas, Ph.D.
1. A completed application (Apply online at
Dr. Ligas is the Associate Dean and Director of the Dolan
School of Business graduate programs. He is available to
2. A non-refundable $60 application fee
answer any specific questions you have about our business
3. A professional résumé
programs, discuss/develop a program of study for you, or
4. A statement of self-evaluation of work experience and
to schedule an advising appointment
5. Official transcripts from all universities/colleges
You can contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
attended (All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by
or (203) 254-4000, ext. 2843.
an approved evaluating service. A list of approved
evaluators is available at www.fairfield.edu/eval)
QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION 6. Completed recommendation forms from two references;
Applicants for a master’s degree must hold a bachelor’s one recommendation from a faculty member and one
degree or MBA from a regionally accredited college or from a present or former employer is preferred
7. Official score for the Graduate Management Admission TUITION/FINANCIAL AID
Test (GMAT) www.gmat.com Academic Year 2011/2012
8. All international students whose native language is not Tuition: $755 per credit hour
English must demonstrate proficiency in the English
language by taking either TOEFL or IELTS exams. For A graduate education can provide countless professional
admission to the graduate school, a TOEFL composite and personal rewards in the future. However, the costs
score of 550 for the paper test, 213 for the computer- associated with earning a master’s degree may be
based test, 80 on the internet-based test or an IELTS challenging. Many students need to look beyond their own
score of 6.5 is strongly recommended. Scores must financial resources or the resources of their employer for
be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service assistance. There are many ways to finance a graduate
(TOEFL) or IELTS.org. Fairfield’s ETS code is 3390. education, including graduate assistantships, federal
direct loan programs and our Veterans Pride Program
The School generally admits graduate students who meet which are all discussed at www.fairfield.edu/gradfa.
the minimum criteria of a formula score of 1100. The
formula score is the result of multiplying an applicant’s Dolan School of Business Graduate Assistantships
grade point average (GPA) by 200 and adding that prod- Full-time graduate students in the School of Business are
uct to his or her GMAT score. In most cases, this requires eligible to apply for graduate assistantships. The assis-
an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 accompanied by a tantships are designed for students to work directly with
GMAT score of at least 500. faculty and the Dean’s Office.
MEASLES AND RUBELLA IMMUNIZATION OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
Connecticut law requires that students born after Decem- Advisors from the Office of Financial Aid are committed
ber 31, 1956 provide proof of measles and rubella immuni- to helping students find the options that best suit each of
zation. This includes two doses of measles vaccine admin- their needs. We encourage all Fairfield University graduate
istered at least one month apart (the second dose must students to contact our Financial Aid office with any ques-
be given after December 31, 1979) and one dose of rubella tions or to make an appointment to speak with a counselor.
vaccine after the student’s first birthday. The exception to
this is students who provide laboratory documentation of Contact Information
immunity to measles and rubella. Phone: (203) 254-4125
Fax: (203) 254-4008
Although this is not required to complete an application, E-mail: email@example.com
you must provide proof of immunization prior to course
registration. Please keep in mind that this process can Office Operations
take some time, and that you must be in compliance Days: Monday-Friday
before registration. Immunization verification information Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
should be submitted directly to the University’s Health Location: Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
Center. You can download the necessary form at
www.fairfield.edu/immunization. Any questions regard-
ing this policy should be directed to the University Health
Fairfield University will be offering housing for full-time
Center by calling (203) 254-4000, ext 2241.
graduate students in two locations for the 2011-12
academic year. Graduate students will be housed in
Questions about the application process or requirements
independent off-campus houses and a suite-style
should be directed to the Office of Graduate & Continuing
residence hall (Kostka Hall). For details and a housing
application, visit www.fairfield.edu/gradhousing.
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Toll-Free: (888) 488-6840
DOLAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WEBSITE:
Fax: (203) 254-4073
ONLINE CATALOG: For detailed course descriptions,
schedules and other University information, please refer
to our online catalog www.fairfield.edu/catalogs
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
COURSE SCHEDULES: www.fairfield.edu/dsb_schedule
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