Attention: Admissions Committee
3019 Business Instructional Facility
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Yes, if you have passed all 3 levels of the ICAI certification the Illinois Graduate College will consider you eligible for limited status admission with a 3 year Bachelor’s degree for Business Graduate Programs.
Admitted students with considerable experience in Finance may elect to complete their studies in two semesters (fall/spring) with the approval of the Program Director. Criteria for approval includes, but is not limited to, academic qualifications, work experience, GMAT/GRE scores, and communications skills. As the MSF program is designed to be completed in three semesters, the two semester option will be offered only after careful consideration by all parties. Admitted applicants who may qualify for this option will be contacted directly by the program upon notification of admission.
- admission has been granted as long as a minimum grade-point average is maintained,
- non-native English speakers admitted with TOEFL scores below 103 or below 7.0 on the IElTS are required to complete an English Placement Test prior to their first semester of classes. Based on their performance on this test, they may be required to take English as a Second Language course(s) as part of their degree requirement.
If you are admitted on limited status you will be allowed to enroll for the first semester. You must satisfy whatever restriction is indicated in your admission letter to continue in the program.
International applicants are required to provide proof of funding for the first year of study, including tuition and fees and living expenses. You may use the form linked below.
Financial Certification Form for International Applicants
MSF Tution and Fees for Currently Enrolled students
A sample of the math skills expected by faculty in the program can be found at Math Skills Assessment. Note that these skills would be sufficient for most master’s level courses taught in the Finance Department, but are not needed in every finance class. The courses in the quantitative finance track require more advanced math skills. A strong grasp of multivariate calculus and an understanding of matrix algebra are strongly recommended.
Please request the test scores to be sent to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
GMAT scores are provided by PearsonVue. Scores should be sent to the MSF program using the code VKRTK14.
MSF Office – University of Illinois
3019 Business Instructional Facility, 515 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820
The MSF program cannot process your application until the application fee is received.
The following minimum specifications are required for a laptop:
LAPTOP SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
- English version of Microsoft Windows 7/8 or Mac OS X
- At least 2 GB of memory (at least 4 GB recommended)
- A license and media for Windows. Windows can be upgraded for free at https://webstore.illinois.edu
- A license and media for Microsoft Office 2010/2013 or Office 2011 for Mac, both of which are available at https://webstore.illinois.edu
- It is strongly encouraged that you use a Window based computer. If you decide to use a Mac, we recommend you have an English version of Windows installed through Bootcamp or some other means on your Mac in case a particular program that only runs on a PC is required for your class.
- No particular browser is specifically required for general use. Some software may perform better on different web browsers, so it is recommended that you familiarize yourself with at least Chrome, IE and Firefox.
If you choose to accept the offer you must also pay a non-refundable deposit. This deposit is a prepayment of your tuition and can be paid online with a major credit card.
Although we welcome you to campus at any time during normal business hours, organized campus visits are offered only Monday through Thursday while classes are in session. We do not schedule organized visits during final exam periods, breaks, or holidays.
You may request a campus visit by contacting the MSF program at email@example.com. Please schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance so that we can organize your day on campus and send you a personal itinerary. This will also allow you to make your travel plans accordingly.