When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Master of Finance, we're here to help. We want your application process to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us.

Eligibility and Requirements

Master of Finance applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:1

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Completed undergraduate course work, or equivalent, in Business Finance, Probability and Statistics, and Calculus I
  • Prior work or academic experience with computer programming
  • Satisfactory scores in GMAT or GRE2
  • International applicants: Internet-based3 TOEFL score of 86 or higher, or an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher, or a PTE score of 58 or higher
1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.

2. A GMAT score of 620 or cumulative GRE score of 315 is preferred. Scores in the quantitative sections are especially significant. The test must have been taken within the past five years. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, only the top score is taken into consideration.
3. Other testing formats may be accepted. Please contact us for information.

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Application Deadlines

For fall admission:
May 1 for international applicants
June 1 for U.S. applicants
Please be aware that financial aid deadlines may occur before the application for admission deadlines.
 

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Application Process

The time it takes to complete the application process mostly depends on how long it takes you to gather your materials. Completing your portion quickly will allow us to give you a decision sooner. The information below should help you with the application process, but please contact us if you have any questions.

We accept applications for fall admission only. The application deadline is May 1 for international applicants and June 1 for U.S. applicants. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit CSU Graduate School Application online
    • Visit gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply to start your application.
    • Under "Select an application type," choose the term that you are applying to.
    • Under "Program," choose Finance (M.F.I.N.).
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
      As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations, scores, or transcripts to move your application forward.
  2. Pay the application fee

    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).

  3. Submit the online applicant data sheet

    Use your CSU ID number to complete and submit the College of Business applicant data sheet. After you submit your application online, you will receive a CSU ID number in approximately two to three days, unless you already have one (alumni and current students).

  4. Check your status

    We know you are eager to hear about your application status, so you can check it any time to make sure your application is complete or to keep an eye on updates. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.

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