Application Checklist

Master of Financial Analysis

1. Application fee (non-refundable) of $70

Checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Do not send cash. This can also be paid online via a credit card.

The application fee is waived for all military and veteran applicants. If you fall into this category, please e-mail Yulissa Ortiz prior to submitting your application and send her a copy of your DD 214 form or a copy of your military ID card. Do NOT include your social security number when e-mailing the form. Please block it out prior to sending.

2. Official Transcripts

To expedite the review process, applicants should upload unofficial transcripts to the online application or via email to the admission office. Upon being accepted and committing to the program, applicants must mail in an official transcript for each undergraduate and graduate institution attended.

For Rutgers graduates, please note that even though you are applying to Rutgers as an alumnus, you still need to contact the Registrar's office and request your official transcript be mailed to our office upon admission to the program.

Applicants holding international transcripts do not need to have their transcripts evaluated unless advised by the Rutgers Business School Admissions Committee. For more information on this, or if you are a domestic applicant holding international transcripts, please refer to our international instructions.

3. GMAT or GRE Test Results

Official GMAT or GRE test results, taken within five years from the term of entrance, are required.

  1. GMAT code: QK5-XT-02
  2. GRE code: 5529

Applicants holding one of the following degrees are exempt from the GMAT/GRE: JD, PhD, MD, PharmD, or MBA.

Applicants can be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement if they have 10 or more years of substantive professional full-time work experience (or 8 years if they have a Master degree) on a case by case basis, along with an undergraduate U.S. equivalent GPA of 3.0 or better. To request a GMAT/GRE waiver based on your work experience, please e-mail the Program Director, Daniel Weaver, at daniel_weaver@business.rutgers.edu

Please click here to try a sample GMAT quiz.

4. TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic

Applicants must take the TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam if their native language is not English. Not required of students who have obtained an undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S. or other English speaking countries (Canada, England, etc...). This requirement can only be waived if you have studied for 2 or more years in a college/university in an English speaking country such as the United States or Canada.

The CFA exams, as well as classes taught at Rutgers Business School, are only given in English. In addition, English is the language of business. Our program is designed to not only prepare students academically, but also provides a way for students to improve their English proficiency. By taking our Summer Intensive Business English (SIBE) program, successful students should perform better in their finance classes as well as on the CFA exams. Each student will have their English proficiency assessed prior to admission to the program. All international students required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam will be required to attend our 6 week (25 hours per week) SIBE program. Students will be placed in SIBE classes based on their level of English proficiency from lower intermediate to advanced. International students exempted from taking the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam (see above) will still benefit from taking the summer intensive English coursework and are strongly urged to do so.

  1. TOEFL Code: B355 - The minimum acceptable TOEFL iBT® is 90.
  2. IELTS: Please contact IELTS and have your score sent to our office (address listed below). The MFinA program requires a minimum score of a 6.5 on the IELTS
  3. PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language proficiency test designed to measure reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, as they are used in an academic setting. Rutgers Business School requires a minimum score of 68 on PTE Academic.

In addition all international students required to take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic exam must also have a Skype interview with our staff.

The TOEFL iBT©, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores and the Skype interview together will be used to determine the current level of English proficiency for each applicant. This will be used to:

  1. determine if an applicant will be able to sufficiently improve their English by completing our SIBE program (for applicants at the lower end of acceptable TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores.)
  2. place students in the appropriate level in our SIBE classes.

5. Essay

An essay is not required for this program.

Optional Essay (personal statement) - provide any additional information not addressed elsewhere in your application materials which will help the Admissions Committee learn more about your candidacy. Please address any employment gaps, academic concerns, strengths or weaknesses.

6. You must provide two letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation can either be submitted through the online application or they can be mailed to our office directly by the recommender on company letterhead.

7. Submit your current resume

This can be done through the online application.

8. International Applicants

Additional requirements apply to international applicants.

Our Mailing Address

Rutgers Business School — Newark and New Brunswick
Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Washington Park, Sixth Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07102