University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management



How to Apply


How to Apply

Master of Finance Admission Criteria

The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background to enable successful completion of the program. The most appropriate undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to use electives to develop quantitative background or to take additional courses.

We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants.

How to Apply

To apply to the Master of Finance program, you will need to complete an online application and submit the required documents listed below.  Please note that not all documents are necessary to begin and complete your online application. Refer to the Graduate Division website for specific application instructions.

If you need to contact our office about your application, please make sure to include your Full Name (as entered on your application) and Application ID on all correspondence.


Required Documents

  • Applicant Statement of Purpose
  • Statement of Personal History
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores
For International Applicants Only
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International Applicant Sponsorship Information Form

All application materials (including transcripts) should be mailed to:

Graduate Program in Finance
The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521  USA

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015 Admission

Round 1: January 5, 2015

Round 2: March 1, 2015

Round 3: May 1, 2015

Final Deadlines:

  International: May 1, 2015
  Domestic: September 1, 2015

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055
E-mail: ucr_agsm@ucr.edu

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