Rady School of Management – UC San Diego
UC San Diego Master of Finance Program Structure
The UC San Diego Master of Finance degree at Rady School of Management is a one-year full-time program. The program is composed of a pre-term orientation that includes a series of ‘boot camps,’ and four semesters – the last of which includes a 4-unit capstone course. The program emphasizes quantitative models and method and is usually completed within 12 to 15 months.
The UC San Diego Master of Finance program is a 52-unit degree program. The curriculum consists of four core courses, eight 4-unit elective courses and a 4-unit capstone. There is also a mandatory Pre-Term Orientation approximately two weeks before Fall quarter.
The year-long program emphasizes training in empirical finance, quantitative methods, financial econometrics, data analysis and risk management. Students will also study econometric modeling and empirical finance.
Seventy-two students are enrolled in the 2016-17 UC San Diego Master of Finance class, with 39% men and 61% women. The average student age is 24. The student GMAT score median is 710 and the most common undergraduate majors represented are Finance (35%), Economics (32%) and Business (13%).
The Rady School Career Connections staff provides students with a network of support as they pursue their post-graduation career goals.
Rady Graduate Career Connections actively works with Rady students to provide assistance during the application process for internships or full-time employment, and prepare them for career success through guidance and mentoring.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Fees for UC San Diego Master of Finance students entering in fall 2016 is $1,152 per unit.
To be considered for financial assistance or non-subsidized loans, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Rady provides limited merit-based fellowship support to exceptional individuals. All domestic and international admitted students are invited to apply for a Rady fellowship by requesting the Fellowship Application from the Graduate Admissions office after they receive their official offer of admission.
Undergraduate degrees in economics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or statistics will be considered. Students with non-quantitative undergraduate degrees will be considered on an exceptional basis if they have work experience in a quantitative field.
The following criteria will be considered for admission:
- Post-university work or research experience in a quantitative discipline is recommended, but not required.
- Experience with statistical and econometric applications (Examples: SAS, STATA, MatLab, R, S-Plus).
- A strong quantitative background including coursework in subjects such as linear algebra, multivariate calculus, differential equations, numerical analysis or advanced statistics and probability.
- Experience with mathematical tools (Examples: MatLab, or Mathematica).
Master of Finance application requirements:
- Online application form
- Resume or CV
- Quantitative Background
- State of Purpose
- GMAT or GRE Scores
- TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Score (for international applicants only)
$90 Domestic Application Fee, $110 International Application Fee