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Part 3: Requirements for Higher Degrees

703. 
Requirements for the Master of Finance (MF) Degree En 4/9/14, Effective 9/29/14, Am 1/31/17
The degree of Master of Finance (MF) will be granted on the following conditions:
  • A)
    Admission
    The candidate shall have:
    • 1)

      Fulfilled the normal requirements for admission to the Graduate Division of the University of California, San Diego, as specified by the Graduate Council and the Dean of Graduate Studies, except that 

      • a)
        the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) may be substituted for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
      • b)
        the GRE/GMAT may be waived in specified approved instances, and
    • 2)
      Met additional requirements that may be specified by the Rady School of Management.
  • B)
    Program of Study
    • 1)
      The candidate must complete 16 quarter units constituting the Master of Finance core curriculum, a 4 unit Capstone, and 32 quarter units of electives of which no more than 4-quarter units may be taken outside of the Rady School of Management School in another UC San Diego department.
    • 2)
      Only courses in which the candidate is assigned grades A, B, C, or S may be counted in satisfaction of the requirements for the Master’s degree. No more than 12 units of S grades may be counted in satisfaction of the requirements for the Master's degree. Am 1/31/17
    • 3)
      The candidate must maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA) in all courses taken during her or his residence at the University of California as a graduate student.
    • 4)
      An applied quantitative finance Capstone Project is required of each candidate.
    • 5)
      Credit may not be transferred from other graduate or undergraduate programs.
  • C)
    Residency

     Students must register and pay fees for the winter, spring, fall and summer quarters.