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					                                                                                Fairfield University
                                                                            GRADUATE PROGRAMS

	

    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
    ASSOCIATE DEAN:
    Mark Ligas, Ph.D.
                                                                 1. A completed application (Apply online at
    Dr. Ligas is the Associate Dean and Director of the Dolan
                                                                    www.fairfield.edu/dsbapp)
    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
                                                                    career objectives
                                                                 5. Official transcripts from all universities/colleges
    You can contact him directly at mligas@fairfield.edu
                                                                    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: finaid@fairfield.edu
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-
                                                               GRADUATE HOUSING
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
Studies Admission:
                                                               application, visit www.fairfield.edu/gradhousing.
Phone: (203) 254-4184
Toll-Free: (888) 488-6840
                                                               DOLAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS WEBSITE:
Fax: (203) 254-4073
                                                               www.fairfield.edu/mba
E-mail: gradadmis@fairfield.edu
                                                               ONLINE CATALOG: For detailed course descriptions,
Office Operations
                                                               schedules and other University information, please refer
Days: Monday-Friday
                                                               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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