The Master of Science in Finance program from Fordham Business Online does not require applicants to have prior business or finance education; however, students must have taken specific prerequisite classes (outlined below) prior to enrollment, which can be taken online through Fordham by those who need them. When students begin the program, they must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Strong candidates for this program should have:

  • a minimum of a 3.0 undergraduate GPA if they do not have any work experience; or
  • a minimum of a 2.5 undergraduate GPA if they do have work experience.


Fordham Business Online programs offer start dates throughout the year. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for information on financing your education. Our admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Students who submit an application by round 2 will receive an earlier admission decision. Applications are now being accepted for the following start dates:

Program Start DateEarly Priority DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
September 2023
February 16, 2023
March 31, 2023
July 6, 2023

To apply to the online MS in Finance program, please submit the following:


Submit a current, detailed résumé that includes your professional work experience (full-time, internship, etc.), academic background, and any volunteer experiences.


Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to start the application review process. Upon admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts. Students must show they have earned a grade of B or higher in the following prerequisite classes, reflected in their transcripts:

  • Basics of Accounting
  • Basics of Finance
  • Basics of Statistics
  • Basics of Economics

Applicants will be notified of the prerequisites they need to take, if any, during the application review process. Those who need to fulfill prerequisite requirements may do so online through Fordham University prior to starting coursework for the program or may seek prior approval for prerequisites offered at alternative accredited colleges or universities.

Many schools issue transcripts electronically. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, have your transcript(s) sent to To mail transcripts, request that your sealed, official transcripts be sent directly to our application processing center:

Fordham University
Application Processing Center
Fordham Business Online
PO Box 30096 006-001
College Station, TX 77842

Students who have completed a degree outside of the United States are required to submit official transcripts as well as a third-party evaluation of their academic credentials. Academic credential evaluations are accepted from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) recommended service provider. Exceptions are made for institutions in Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the U.K.

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.


Application materials in a language other than English, such as university transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be accompanied by a certified translation. Applicants can use any accredited translation service.


Two essays are required and a third essay is optional. The essay prompts are available in the online application.


After you have submitted your application, an admissions officer will contact you to schedule the required online admissions interview.


There is a $175 nonrefundable application fee for all Gabelli School graduate programs.

You can receive an application fee waiver if you meet any of the following requirements:

  • You attend a webinar.
  • You submit your application by the priority application deadline.
  • You are a current or former member of the U.S. military.

Please contact the admissions team by calling Phone Number: 855-594-5216 or emailing prior to submitting your application to receive your waiver.


One letter is required from a professional or academic reference familiar with your professional history and who can assess your suitability for graduate business studies.


GMAT or GRE scores are a component of the application process and play an important role in our holistic evaluation process. However, considering challenges brought about by the Covid pandemic, for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, these tests will be optional for this program.

If you choose to submit an official GMAT or GRE test score, you will need to add your test score as part of your online application.

All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not attend an undergraduate institution in a country where the official language is English must submit an original TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) test score report.


Develop the specialized skills you need to succeed in today’s financial services industry. Apply to the MS in Finance program today.

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Thinking about an on-campus program? The Gabelli School of Business also offers a portfolio of graduate programs across a variety of business disciplines. Visit the Gabelli School website to learn more.