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Candidate Profile

Master of Science in Financial Economics students are indistinguishable from finance or economics PhD candidates in their intellectual ability and academic credentials. Nevertheless, these students differ from typical doctoral students on two key dimensions: they do not necessarily aspire to an academic career and they do not wish to commit to a four to six year course of study. Work experience is not required.

2014 Entering Class

Applications Received 379
Applications Admitted 20
Acceptance Rate 5%
Class Size 15
Average Age 23
Male to Female Ratio 7:8
Average GMAT Quantitative % 98.6%
Average GMAT Verbal % 84%
Average GMAT Total 743
Average GRE Quantitative % 94%
Average GRE Verbal % 83%
Average TOEFL Total 110
Average GPA 3.8


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Application Deadlines

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Fall 2015 Entry:
Application Deadline: Jan. 5th, 2015

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Fall 2015 Entry:
Application available in early Sept.


January 5th, 2015


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