Am I eligible for an Illinois MSF?

If you are an accomplished professional considering a return to graduate school for advanced education in finance, consider the University of Illinois.

Students in the MSF program have a variety of educational backgrounds and work experience. Many students in the program have a business-related undergraduate degree but the program also attracts people with undergraduate degrees in such areas as engineering, math, physics, and computer science.

Work experience is highly recommended though not an absolute requirement; however, on average, MSF students have two to three years of post undergraduate work experience, many in finance-related positions.

MSF Enrolled Student Profile, 2013
Entering Class Size 114
Average GMAT 688
Average GRE total* 317/1340
Average GRE V 153/563
Average GRE Q 164/778
Average TOEFL 101
Average Age 24
Women 49%
Men 51%
Diversity 17 countries
* This shows the new GRE scale as well as the old scale.
* 32% of our International students have sufficient experience in English to waive proof of proficiency. Educational background distribution

If you are considering a general management education, we recommend the University of Illinois MBA Program ( Within that program you can take finance classes, many of which are the same courses and are taught by the same instructors as those available in the MSF program.


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