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The Fisher Specialized Master in Finance (SMF) degree program allows you to practice in real life what your professors teach you in the classroom. You’ll dive deep into a variety of financial issues and select courses from specialization areas so you can provide focused expertise to your employer right from day one.
The SMF program covers 70% of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). Students who successfully complete the program will be well-prepared to take the CFA Level 1 exam. The program also prepares students for the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exam.
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The total estimated living expenses for the SMF program are approximately $22,466 per year.
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Graduates typically find positions in a variety of industries, including:
The committee will thoroughly review essays, resumes, transcripts, and test scores to find the top candidates for the Fisher Specialized Master in Finance program. It is critical that you present your strengths, profile your professional experiences and potential, academic excellence, and give us insight into your personal experiences and goals for the future.
|Early August 2023||The 2024 application is open.|
|November 27, 2023||University Fellowship deadline: Fellowship eligible1 applicants need to submit by this deadline to be considered for nomination in the Graduate School competition.|
|January 12, 2024||Priority consideration for SMF merit-based financial aid/scholarships|
|March 22, 2024||International students: Final application deadline for admission consideration.|
|May 28, 2024||Domestic students: Final application deadline for admission consideration.|
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Fisher College of Business Merit Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded to incoming SMF students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. Awards range from $6,000 to $18,000.
The Ohio State University Graduate Fellowships: These fellowships are awarded to the most outstanding incoming SMF students. They provide a full waiver of tuition and general fees, plus a monthly stipend ($2,000) for one year.
Ohio State University Financial Aid: Ohio State offers a variety of need-based scholarships to graduate students. These scholarships are awarded based on the student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) information.
External scholarships: There are also a number of external scholarships available to SMF students. These scholarships are typically awarded by private foundations, corporations, and other organizations.
In addition to the four specializations, students can also choose from a variety of electives, including:
There is no minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement. Typically, eighty percent of our incoming class fall in the 3.0 to 3.7 range, with the average GPA for each program around 3.4. We take a holistic approach to reviewing your application and consider more than just your GPA.
No. Only students enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program at the university may request permission to take a graduate-level elective course. Core courses are only open to students enrolled in that respective Fisher program, pending space availability and instructor/department permission. Questions or permission requests can be sent to [email protected].
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