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    Twenty-four campuses; 17,000 faculty and staff; 100,000 students; a teaching hospital that provides care to more than a million patients a year; over one-half million active alumni; an online World Campus that empowers anyone to pursue an education—anytime, anywhere; and the largest student-run philanthropic organization on the planet.

    We support students in many ways, including advising and counseling services for school and life; diversity and inclusion services; social media sites; safety services; and emergency assistance.

    The program provides an advanced and specialized graduate education in finance for individuals with career interests as finance professionals in financial management, or investment management. The curriculum reflects a balanced combination of advanced financial theory and practical business applications. Major emerging concepts and practices in the finance field are introduced and discussed throughout the program.

    The program is designed to help graduates to become proficient in technical and analytical skills in finance and to develop expertise in financial problem solving and financial decision-making preparing them to advance their finance careers in organizations such as investment and commercial banking firms, mutual funds, other financial firms, non-financial businesses, consulting firms, government agencies and non-profit organizations. In addition, students will find a substantial number of courses in the M.Fin. program to be helpful in preparing for tests required for various professional certifications in finance, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

    • Financial Accounting Theory and Reporting Problems
    • Quantitative Methods in Finance
    • Current Issues in Corporate Finance
    • Multinational Managerial Finance
    • Analysis of Financial Markets
    • Speculative Markets


    Applicants should:Have a 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) junior/senior grade-poiont average.Submit a completed online application.Submit a GMAT or GRE score. Applicants holding an MBA, JD, Ph.D., CPA, or CFA or doctoral degree are not required to submit standardized test scores.Submit a statement of intent or career path objective (one page).Submit two confidential evaluation form letters.Submit two official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.International applicants must submit official university records (transcripts/marksheets and diploma if date conferred does not appear on transcripts/marksheets), with attested English translations if the record is not in English.Notarized copies are not sufficient.Submit a current resume.Submit a visa application document if they are in the U.S. on a student or work visa.Complete an admissions interview (by telephone or in person). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 80


    Penn State is ranked at No. 46 for 2014 in the Center for World University Rankings, up from No. 50 in 2013. The list includes national and international schools. Criteria for the rankings are: quality of faculty, publications in top journals, highly influential research, citations, patents, academic training of students, and professional future of alumni.

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