Learn how to solve financial challenges facing investors, financial institutions and corporations with a master's in finance
Graduates of this program are prepared to tackle complex problems via in-depth instruction and interactions with industry professionals.
Study advanced topics such as portfolio optimization, risk management, capital markets and financial valuation.
The UTSA Master of Science in Finance program provides a comprehensive study of finance and its application to solving financial challenges facing investors, financial institutions, and corporations. The rigorous and flexible curriculum is taught by accomplished faculty members who have graduated from, and worked at, premier educational and financial institutions.
Become a financial leader by earning a UTSA Master of Science in Finance degree from our top-ranked business school in San Antonio, Texas.
My favorite part of the program was the quality and the availability of faculty and staff, as well as the professional development resources available for students through the finance lab, the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD), and the Investment Society. The program provided me with a variety of transferable skills that help me excel in my current role, such as: financial research, analysis, modeling, budgeting, corporate valuation, asset valuation, trend analysis and financial decision-making.
Manuel Castro, MS Finance’19 Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst, BD
The MSF program provided a rich working environment for learning the fundamental concepts of finance which have served as a foundation upon which I have built. I acknowledge the role its personnel played in the success I humbly enjoy today.
Toby Loftin, MS Finance’99 Managing Principal and PM BP Capital Fund Advisors
How to Apply
The online application form is available through UTSA’s Graduate School website, and it may be saved and updated until you are ready to pay the application fee and submit.
Current resume: Include employment or other related experience.
Letters of reference: Optional (recommended) requirement. Students can submit a request for letters of recommendation through the online application. The application system will send their recommenders a rating form and a section for them to upload their letter.
Personal statement: Approximately 1-2 pages, there are no specific format requirements but your letter should identify why you are interested in this program at UTSA.
Requirement for standardized tests: GRE/GMAT are waived for Summer and Fall 2020 admission.
Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts must be submitted with application materials. If your application is successful, official transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended by the end of your first semester. Transcripts must be received in a completely sealed envelope, or emailed directly from the issuing institution to be considered official.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX 78249
Required foreign credential evaluation: All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with a mandatory evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America. An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
International applicant TOEFL/IELTS test scores: Until further notice, any applicants with a TOEFL/IELTS score on hand should submit their result (regardless of date) as part of the application. Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS scores, will complete alternate evaluations to demonstrate English proficiency following admission.
Applicant Evaluation: Prior finance and accounting coursework are preferred but not required. Students with suspected deficiencies in mathematics may be required to take a math bootcamp course.
The VIP Graduate Admissions Program was established to retain talented University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) undergraduate students and alumni in pursuit of their graduate education. Both domestic and international students who have completed a minimum of 90 semester credit hours can qualify. As a benefit, selected VIP candidates are fast-tracked through the graduate admissions process to include an abbreviated application. All GMAT/GRE test scores and supplemental documentation for the graduate application are waived including statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and resume/CV.