Drew’s Bachelor’s/Master of Science in Finance Program – in 5 years!

Bachelor’s/Master of Science in Finance

The 5-year Bachelor’s/Master of Science in Finance program allows Drew students the opportunity to take up to four classes that count for both undergraduate and graduate requirements. Students may complete any major as part of the bachelor’s degree for this combined degree program as long as they complete the prerequisite Foundational courses listed under the eligibility criteria below. By taking this path, students that successfully complete all four courses essentially finish the first year of the part-time Master of Science in Finance program as undergraduates. You must declare your intent to enroll in a five-year dual degree in your junior year. Accepted undergraduate students will take graduate coursework in their last two undergraduate semesters. When approved, Drew undergraduates that are interested in the Master of Science in Finance program will be eligible to dual enroll in up to four graduate Finance courses.

Students interested in the Investment Management Concentration can dual enroll in:

  • FIN 501 – Financial Statement Analysis
  • FIN 505 – Corporate Finance
  • FIN 507 – Financial Economics
  • FIN 523 – Behavioral Finance

Students interested in the Financial Engineering Concentration can dual enroll in:

  • FIN 507 – Financial Economics
  • FIN 625 – Derivatives
  • DATA 502 – Data Visualization
  • DATA 505 – Statistics Using R

Courses not completed as part of the undergraduate degree must be completed during the Master of Science in Finance year. Any course substitutions to this course sequence must be approved by the Program Director in advance of registration.  

Eligibility and Application Criteria:

New undergraduate applicants to Drew (incoming freshman or transfer): Applicants indicate their interest in the bachelor’s/MS program in their Drew College of Liberal Arts application. When study begins at Drew, students will be contacted by a bachelor’s/MS adviser to schedule an informational meeting about next steps needed to begin the program.

Current Drew undergraduate students: Interested students should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradm@drew.edu to set up a meeting with a bachelor’s/MS adviser as early as possible. Drew undergraduates must meet the following criteria can solidify formal acceptance to the Master of Science in Finance combined degree program (generally by February 1 of a student’s Junior year):

  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Completed the following Foundational Courses with a grade of “B” or better:
    • Principles of Microeconomics (ECON 101)
    • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 102)
    • Introductory Statistics (MATH 117)
    • Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (MATH 150)
  • Have submitted two letters of recommendation from Drew Faculty.
  • Complete an interview with the Program Director. 

At the point of completing the bachelor’s degree and moving completely into the Master of Science in Finance program, Drew students are required to:

  • Have maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • Have earned grades of “B” or better in all graduate Finance courses taken.

Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to deny admission to the MS Program if a student fails to meet all prerequisites, or if there are documented issues that raise concerns about his or her suitability for the program. Drew undergraduates that apply for the program do not have to submit GRE scores in support of their application.

For more information on registering for coursework or on the program, contact the Director of the Master of Science in Finance program, Prof. Steven Firestone. sfirestone@drew.edu

Check out more information on the Master of Finance program HERE

Master of Science in Finance (Concentration in Financial Engineering)

Master of Science in Finance (Concentration in Investment Management)

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