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MS Finance



    Dr. George Li
    Email: gli1@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-3353
    Fax: (201) 200-3242

    Located at 160 Harborside Plaza 2, Jersey City, NJ 07311

    Master of Science in Finance

    The Master of Science in Finance offers students a traditional core graduate curriculum in finance combined with a specialization in one of three professional areas: financial planning, financial analysis or financial management. The capstone of the program is a major case study relevant to the student’s specialization connecting the concepts and skills developed in the program with professional practice.

    Each specialization includes the curriculum appropriate to preparation for the examinations for one of the following professional credentials:

    • The CFP® certification in financial planning
    • The CFA® chartered financial analyst credential
    • The CFM® certification in financial management designation

    Graduate Certificate Programs in Finance:

    Students may opt for one of several certificate programs. Each certificate program is focused on a specific career option and covers the curriculum required for a national or international credentialing examination. Courses in the certificate can be applied to the masters should you decide to further your education.

    Admission Requirements:

    • The completion of a Bachelor's degree.
    • The minimum requirement for admission to the MBA / MS programs is 3.0 (Effective spring 2014)
    • Students whose undergraduate GPA is between 2.75-2.99 will be considered for admission and matriculation with the following conditions:
      • Business undergraduate majors with a GPA below 3.0 (2.75-2.99) must take the GMAT and attain a score of 560 (50th percentile) or better.
      • Or, must take Graduate Business Essentials in the first semester and attain a grade of B to continue in the MS or MBA program.
      • NJCU business graduates with GPA 2.75-2.99 must also get a recommendation from the business unit coordinator or a senior faculty member of their major.
      • Non-business majors must have a GPA of 2.75 or better and must take Graduate Business Essentials in the first semester and attain a grade of B to continue in the MS or MBA program.
    • Meet all minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application; transcripts; recommendation letters; essay; resume; and GMAT test results. An interview may be requested.
    • Additional requirements for international students include: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test result, and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or World Education Services (WES) evaluation of international transcripts.
      • Graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval of the Graduate Business Department.


    • To apply for graduate study go to the Graduate Application web page
    • For more information about the GMAT exam go to GMAT.  
    • For more information about the TOEFL exam go to TOEFL
    • Update on Graduate Requirements and Test Waiver Request, click here

    Graduate courses are held at the School of Business located at 160 Harborside Plaza 2,  Jersey City, New Jersey, 07311.  


    The School of Business is accredited by