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Dual Degree: Drew University - Finance - Dual Degree at Drew University Bachelor's/MS

Finance UG Dual Degree

Program Title

Finance - Bachelor's/MS

Program Type

Dual Degree

Degree Designation

Dual Degree

Department(s)

Program Description

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.

Requisites

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

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


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.

  • When approved, the bachelor's/MS advisor should submit a request to add the 4+1: Financial Engineering (FIEN) or 4+1:Investment Management (INVM) concentration to the student's record.

Current Drew undergraduate students: Interested students should contact the bachelor’s/MS adviser as early as possible.

  • The bachelor's/MS advisor should submit a request to add the 4+1: Financial Engineering (FIEN) or 4+1:Investment Management (INVM) concentration to the student's record.

Drew undergraduates must meet the following criteria to 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 (course)

    • Principles of Macroeconomics (course)

    • Introductory Statistics (course)

    • Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (course)

  • 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 their 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.