Recent college graduates and early-career professionals with experience or interest in finance should apply to the MS in Finance Program.



Ideal candidates for the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of university-level courses in statistics and calculus is required
  • Completion of linear algebra course is preferred, but not required
  • Professional work experience is preferred, but not required

View detailed application requirements

Application Deadlines

The MS in Finance program begins in July (summer term) each year and typically does not offer a start date in the fall or spring semesters. Given the challenges many students will have arriving in Minnesota for the scheduled July 6, 2020 start date, we have decided to move the start of the program for this academic year to Fall 2020. That means courses will begin Tuesday, September 8. Please note, this is a one time change and only applies to classes starting in 2020.

Round Submission Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1

November 1, 2019

December 31, 2019
Round 2

January 3, 2020

March 15, 2020
Round 3

February 3, 2020 

April 15, 2020
Round 4

March 16, 2020 

April 30, 2020

Round 5

April 15, 2020 May 15, 2020
NEW Round 6*

May 15, 2020 - New deadline for all applicants (domestic and international)

After the deadline, we will continue accepting applications from domestic candidates and international candidates who are already in the U.S. on F-1 visa on a space available basis. Please contact the admissions team at

No later than June 30, 2020


IMPORTANT: MS in Finance Program Orientation is required for all incoming students. Orientation for Fall 2020 will be held on August 31-September 4, 2020.


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