Master of Science in Finance atAmerican University , Washington D.C.Kogod School of Business


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Master's of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers an innovative and intellectually sophisticated curriculum that prepares graduates for leadership positions in the financial sector
  • The focused curriculum will prepare students for professional certifications such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
  • Small class sizes and experiential learning blend finance theory with applied practical skills and prepare students for big opportunities in a competitive market
  • MSF graduates have the opportunity to take specialized courses in Investment Banking, Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets, Investment Analysis, and more


  • University Rankings
    • #701-750

      - QS 2023

    • #601-800

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #72

      - US News & World Report 2023

    • #590

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 33,94,590
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 1,80,099
TransportationINR 1,15,766
Books and SuppliesINR 90,959
Personal expenseINR 1,19,901
Sports CenterINR 10,750
Grad ActivityINR 4,961
Student TechnologyINR 19,846
Metro U-PassINR 22,492
TotalINR 5,64,774

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 82.69


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 27ᵗʰ October 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Applicants must have earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average
  • Applicants are not required to have completed an undergraduate degree in a field related to the MS in finance program.
  • Applicants currently in an undergraduate program are eligible to apply, though an undergraduate degree must be conferred prior to matriculation to the Kogod graduate program.
  • Some programs may include pre-requisite courses that should be completed prior to application, or in some cases, may be completed during the first semester of MS enrollment at Kogod.
  • Prerequisites (must earn a grade of B or better):
    • 6 undergraduate credit hours of micro and macroeconomics or 3 graduate credit hours in economics
    • 3 credit hours of statistics
    • 6 undergraduate credit hours of financial accounting or 3 graduate credit hours in accounting

3 year degree accepted



Marks - 100/120


No specific cutoff mentioned


Marks - 7/9


No specific cutoff mentioned


Marks - 120/160

Other eligibility criteria
Applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria may request GMAT/GRE waiver consideration: A minimum of three years of work experience in the finance industry or,  Successful completion of the CFA Level 1 or, An undergraduate business degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an AACSB accredited business school or, A graduate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an AACSB accredited business school
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • A statement of purpose is required. A length of approximately 750 words is suggested
  • The prompt for the statement of purpose is:-
    • Tell us about your decision to pursue a graduate degree or certificate at the Kogod School of Business
    • Please be sure to answer each of the following:
      • What short-term goals do you intend to achieve one (1) to five (5) years AFTER completing your degree?
      • What long-term goals do you intend to achieve five (5) to ten or more (10+) years AFTER completing your degree?
      • How will this degree help you in achieving these goals?

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Important Dates

Sep , 2022

Course Commencement Date

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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