MBA/MS Finance

MBA/MS Finance

MBA/MSF Accelerated Pathway

MBA/MSF Degree Overview

The MBA/MS in Finance Accelerated Pathway is intended for students who want to pursue both the Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance concurrently or successively. The MBA typically requires 36 credits (4 x 1.5-credit courses, 10 x 3-credit courses) while the MS in Finance requires 30 credits (10 x 3-credit courses). The MBA/MSF accelerated pathway allows the sharing of up to 5 courses to satisfy the requirements of both degrees. The MBA/MSF pathway requires 51 credits (4 x 1.5-credit courses, 15 x 3-credit courses)* in total and can be completed at the student’s desired pace through various course formats.

Alumni that have completed an MBA in Finance or MS Finance at Rowan University who are interested in a potential “accelerated pathway” to pursue an additional graduate business degree may transfer up to 15 credits (5x 3-credit courses) from their first graduate business degree into the second. For those that have completed an advanced graduate business degree at another AACSB-accredited business school, they may transfer up to 9 credits (3x 3-credit courses) from their first graduate business degree into the second.

*These changes have recently been approved by Rowan University Leadership for launch in the Fall 2021 semester. It’s so new that we are still updating content in some places, e.g., in the MBA application system and Admissions pages. We appreciate your patience as all of this content is updated, and we wanted to note it to reduce confusion in the event you notice any differences on other Rowan pages outside the College of Business. 

 

MBA/MSF Shared Course Policy

The MBA/MSF Accelerated Pathway allows up to 5 of the below courses to satisfy requirements of both the MBA and MSF degrees for Rowan students pursuing both degrees concurrently or successively. Those courses are:

MBA

MS in Finance

ACC 03500 – Managerial Accounting

ACC 03510 – Financial Statement Analysis*

FIN 04500 – Financial Decision Making

FIN 04500 – Financial Decision Making

Finance Elective

Core MSF Requirement

Finance Elective

Core MSF Requirement

Finance Elective

Core MSF Requirement

*This course cannot satisfy the MBA requirement of ACC 03500, but ACC 03500 can satisfy MSF course requirements as illustrated above.

 

Candidate Logistics

  • Ultimately, candidates must formally apply to and be accepted by both programs:
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA) and
    • Master of Science in Finance (MSF) programs at Rowan University
  • However, students should apply to their primary program of choice first, and then apply to the second program in a subsequent semester (e.g., in their second of studies in the first program).
  • Typically, one degree is completed prior to beginning coursework within the other degree, but this is not required. Your Academic Advisor will guide you in course planning to meet your goals.
  • Students must complete all Foundation Course (undergraduate) credits prior to beginning MBA or MSF graduate-level work that requires these Foundations as pre-requisites; see the Graduate Business Program Foundation Fact Sheet for options on satisfying these requirements.

 

Streamlined Application Process

  • If you have not yet started either the MBA or MSF:
    • Apply to the MBA or MSF (whichever is the primary program of interest) using the Rowan Global Application Form
    • To officially add the secondary program of interest to your student record, please follow one of the below two options:
      • Option 1: Upon admission to the primary program, email the Graduate Business Programs Academic Advisor at GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu to determine the best timing and process to add the second program to your records.
      • Option 2: In the semester following your admission to the primary program, or in the future, submit an application for the secondary program using the Rowan Global Application Form. 
    • Waived application components for second program: Application, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Depending upon primary program and timing, it is possible to also waive the statement of purpose for the second program application.
    • Email Tendai Vengesa, Admissions Counselor, directly for assistance as many application materials can be shared between both applications. 

 

Flexible Schedule and Delivery

  • MBA/MSF Accelerated Pathway students can choose from course format options including:
    • On main campus in Glassboro (Fall and Spring)
    • Online (Fall, Spring, and Summer)
  • Formats and courses offered will vary by year and semester, so students will work with the Office of Graduate Business Programs to select an optimal schedule based on preferences and availability.

 

Pre-MBA/MSF Foundation Course Requirements*

Students are permitted to transfer all Foundation Course credits. The Graduate Business Programs Director will determine, with the assistance of appropriate faculty, foundation course equivalencies. Students must present evidence of having completed undergraduate college courses equivalent to the Rowan courses listed below:

  • Foundations of Accounting (Equivalent to Principles of Accounting I & II)
  • Principles of Economics: Global Perspectives (Equivalent to Macroeconomics and Microeconomics)
  • Calculus Techniques & Applications (or an equivalent)
  • Statistics I (or an equivalent)
  • Principles of Marketing*
  • Operations Management*
  • Principles of Finance

*MBA specific foundation course requirements, but required for MBA/MSF Accelerated Pathway

View the Foundation Fact Sheet for more information.

 

MBA Curriculum*

Graduate-Level Core Courses:

  • ACC 03500 Managerial Accounting (3 sh/credits)
  • FIN 04500 Financial Decision Making (3 sh/credits)
  • MGT 06515 Employee Engagement and Performance (1.5 sh/credits) 
  • MGT 06567 Responsible Leadership: Aligning Interests of Stakeholders, Profit and Planet (1.5 sh/credits)
  • MGT 07550 Operations Analytics (3 sh/credits)
  • MIS 02501 Information Systems for Managers (1.5 sh/credits)
  • MKT 09511 Marketing Management Fundamentals (1.5 sh/credits)
  • MGT 06629 Managing Organizational Strategy (3 sh/credits)

The Rohrer MBA also requires 6 elective courses (18 credits) however, MBA/MSF students should plan to pursue a Finance concentration within the MBA. All 9 of the 18 elective credits are expected to be Finance courses that satisfy the MSF core requirements below.

*These changes have recently been approved by Rowan University Leadership for launch in the Fall 2021 semester. It’s so new that we are still updating content in some places, e.g., in the MBA application system and Admissions pages. We appreciate your patience as all of this content is updated, and we wanted to note it to reduce confusion in the event you notice any differences on other Rowan pages outside the College of Business.

 

MSF Curriculum

Graduate-Level Core Courses:

  • ACC 03510 Financial Statement Analysis*
  • FIN 04500 Financial Decision Making*
  • FIN 04505 Advanced Financial Planning
  • FIN 04540 Financial Institutions Management
  • FIN 04560 Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN 04511 Quantitative Methods in Finance*
  • FIN 04600 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • FIN 04520 Financial Modeling
  • FIN 04518 Derivative Securities and Financial Risk Management
  • FIN 04530 Multinational Finance Management

*Satisfied by core graduate-level MBA coursework (ACC 03500, FIN 04500 and MGT 07500)

 

Get In Touch

Logistics and mechanics of the MBA/MSF application process

Tendai Vengesa, Admissions Recruiter
Rowan University
vengesa@rowan.edu | 856-256-5145

Academic program questions for MBA/MSF

Jennifer Maden, Assistant Dean and Director
Jason Salvatore, Program Coordinator
Rohrer College of Business Graduate Programs at Rowan University
GraduateBusinessStudies@rowan.edu | 856-256-4024

MSF Program Coordinator Advising & Questions

Jia Wang, Program Coordinator
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University
Accounting and Finance Department
wangji@rowan.edu | 856-256-4205

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