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USC Marshall School of Business

DEGREE

Masters in Management

PROGRAM LENGTH

18 Months

CAMPUS

California, United States

USC Marshall MS in Finance Review

 USC Marshall’s Master of Science in Finance is designed for the students who want to earn a graduate degree over a short time of three terms, beginning coursework in the summer and finishing the following May. Master of Science in Finance’s primary objective is to help individuals in gaining the necessary skills and knowledge to make sure that they can explore within the various realms of finance and thus advance their careers.

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USC Marshall MSc in Finance Highlights

Rankings

Exchange partners

36

International Students

64%

Alumni Network

400,000+

Female

47%

Financial Times’18
QS World Rankings ’19 24
The Economist

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Program and Curriculum

The Master of Science in Finance program is a 36-unit curriculum that is a combination of a  broad array of required core and elective courses. The MSF curriculum provides a detailed foundation in finance and flexibility to pursue individual interests. 

  • Venture Capital and Private Equity 
  • Entrepreneurial Finance: Financial Management for Developing Firms 
  • Applied Finance in Fixed Income Securities
  • Hedge Funds 
  • Trading and Exchanges 
  • Business Law and Ethics 
  • Law for Structuring, Financing, and Managing Businesses 
  • Management of Financial Risk 
  • Accounting Concept & Financial Reporting
  • Microeconomics for Management
  • Corporate  Finance
  • Quantitative Methods in Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management
  • Business of Entertainment Association (BEA)
  • Entrepreneur & Venture Management Association (EVMA)
  • Graduate Marketing Association (GMA)
  • Graduate Real Estate Association (GREA)
  • Healthcare Leadership Association (HLA)
  • High Tech Association (HTA)

Employment

 

$68,ooo

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

98%

PLACEMENT

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Investment Banking
  2. Research
  3. Accounting/Auditing
Investment Banking  21%
Research 15%
Accounting/Auditing 11%
Consulting 9%
Commercial Banking 4%
Corporate Finance 9%
Investment Management 4%
Real Estate Finance 6%
Others 21%

Companies recruiting from USC Marshall

Consulting Sector
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG LLP
  • Encore Capital Group
  • Pwc
Finance
  • All Point Financial
  • Acacia Mortgage Corp
  • Citigroup
  • China Agricultural Bank
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Others
  • Founder Securities
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • HSBC
  • Keck Medicine USC
  • King Saud University

Return on Investment (ROI)

Tuition Fees     $ 76,269
Cost of Living + $ 29,699
Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs –  $ 5,600
Total Investment     $ 100,368
Average Salary     $ 68,000
Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)      5.9 years

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USC Marshall Alumni Info

The USC Trojan Family is a diverse, global network of hundreds of thousands of alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, partners, friends, and fans. This unique, genuinely supportive community is among the most loyal anywhere. The term “Trojan Family” is more than a phrase: “It represents a promise, a commitment to support that is lifelong and worldwide.”

Some Famous Alumni

  • Chris DeWolfe (American Entrepreneur)
  • Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce.com)

Masters in Finance: Class Profile

Average Work Experience 

15

GMAT

714

GPA

3.53

International Students

74%

Female

42%

Eligibility

  • 4-year Bachelor degree OR Master’s degree (for 3-year Bachelor degree holder) earned at an institution recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Official semester-by-semester mark sheets (preferred) /consolidated mark sheets from all post-secondary institutions attended
  •  Official diploma(s)/degree certificate(s)
  •  Test scores for English language proficiency

TUITION FEE

$66,492

INTAKES

1

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Masters in Finance Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
Round 1                     December 1, 2019 
Round 2                    February 2, 2020

 

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Application Information

The application fees for direct application is $155.

Application Documents

  • Completed online application
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Official GMAT/GRE scores
  • Required essay
  • One letter of recommendation is required (two are recommended)
  • Application Fee: $155

Application Essays 

 

Q1. Please introduce yourself. Why do you want to get a Master of Science in Finance degree? How does your prior education and experience fit in with our program? How do you think an MS Finance degree will enhance your career?

Q2. Please add any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider in evaluating your application. (Please do not exceed 250 words).

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