Find out what it takes to be accepted into one of the most challenging, recognized and rewarding MS in Finance programs in the world.
Are you ready to take the first step to advance your career?
Completed applications and all credentials must be received by the School of Management according to the deadlines below to be considered for admission.
If you have earned or are earning a UB undergraduate degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 (as noted on your academic advisement report) and are applying to the UB MS in Finance program, you do not need to submit a GMAT or GRE score report for admissions consideration. You do need to upload a copy of your transcript and a copy of your academic advisement report.
|Component||In-State Charges||Non-Resident Charges |
|Master of Science tuition 1||$5,655||$11,550|
|University fees 2||$1,539||$1,539|
|School of Management Professional Career Development fee||$389||$389|
|MS Finance Academy fee 3||$219||$219|
|Fall 2021 tuition and fees for Master of Science program||$7,678||$13,697|
1 All tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the university. Tuition information was published in July 2021 and reflects SUNY-approved rates for fall 2021.
2 More information on university fees can be found on the Student Accounts website.
3 MS Finance Academy is billed $73 in each semester.
|Who May Apply ||Application Due||Decision Notification ||$500 Tuition Deposit Due|
|All applicants (final deadline for international applicants)||October 1, 2021||October 30, 2021||November 15, 2021|
|U.S. citizens and current University at Buffalo F-1 visa holder applicants only||December 1, 2021||December 31, 2021||January 15, 2022|
|Who May Apply ||Application Due||Decision Notification ||$500 Tuition Deposit Due|
|All applicants ||November 15, 2021||January 1, 2022||February 1, 2022|
|All applicants||January 1, 2022||February 15, 2022||March 15, 2022|
|All applicants (final deadline for international applicants)||February 15, 2022||March 15, 2022||April 15, 2022|
|U.S. citizens and current University at Buffalo F-1 visa holder applicants only||June 1, 2022||June 15, 2022||June 30, 2022|
Follow the steps below carefully to ensure you complete the application process correctly. Be sure to adhere to the application deadlines and instructions as incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the Application Status Portal. Be sure to upload required documentation as instructed. When uploading materials to your application, upload them as PDF files. Please be sure to remove password protection from all documents prior to uploading them. Do not mail or email materials, as they will be discarded. You will be expected to complete your application within 30 days of original online submission.
A nonrefundable application fee of $100 is required. You must submit your application fee electronically via the University at Buffalo E-Payment system at the end of the electronic application.
The application fee is waived for U.S. active military, veterans and their spouses. Complete and submit your online application using one of the non-payment methods. Contact email@example.com for more information.
For more information regarding the GMAT test, dates and places of administration, visit the GMAT website. GMAC offers a new online and remote proctored solution. Register today for the GMAT Online Exam.
The GMAT institutional reporting code varies by program. Be sure to use the correct code to report your score:
MS in Accounting - K6RQX67
MS in Business Analytics - K6RQX21
MS in Finance - K6RQX45
MS in Management Information Systems - K6RQX87
MS in Operations and Supply Chain Management - K6RQX01
The GRE is also accepted for MS applications other than MS Accounting. To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option in selected areas.
The reporting codes for GRE are:
Department Code - 4201
Institution Code - 2925
Applications are viewed holistically. While the faculty admissions committees do not have absolute minimums for admission, it is unlikely that prospective students with a score below the 30th percentile on any section of the GMAT or a score below 152 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE will be admitted.
Be sure to allow yourself enough time to prepare for the exam and for the score to be reported by the intended application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. GMAT and GRE score reports expire five years from the date the exam is taken. Be sure to submit valid score reports.
In order for a waiver to be considered, candidates must first complete an application, pay the application fee and upload all required admissions materials. Only when your application is complete will your waiver request will be considered. Granting of a test waiver does not guarantee admission to the program.
Based on the volume of applications, we have to triage waiver requests to those who complete the application, pay the fee and upload all required materials. We are getting too many requests from applicants who haven’t even submitted.
Criteria for current UB student applicants and graduates with less than 24 months post-bachelor's, full-time work experience
|Program||UB STEM major, less than 24 months work experience (minimum GPA)||UB Non-STEM major, less than 24 months work experience (minimum GPA)|
|MS Accounting||Not required||N/A|
|MS Business Analytics||3.00||3.25|
Criteria for non-UB applicants and graduates with less than 24 months of post-bachelor's, full-time work experience
|Program||Non-UB business or STEM major, less than 24 months work experience (minimum GPA)*|
|MS Accounting||GMAT required|
|MS Business Analytics||3.50|
*Only STEM and business majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for waiver.
Criteria for applicants with over 24 months full-time work experience
|Program||STEM major with 24+ months of full-time work experience (minimum GPA)||Non-STEM major with 24+ months of full-time work experience (minimum GPA)|
|MS Accounting||GMAT required||N/A|
|MS Business Analytics||2.75||3.25|
Submit a personal statement, including your reasons for pursuing the MS degree and your career aspirations. Your statement should be uploaded as a PDF. Be sure to include your full name—identical to that used on the application. Document length should be approximately 700 words.
Submit a résumé showing relevant education and work experience. Include months and years of employment (i.e. MM/YY - MM/YY). Your résumé should be uploaded as a PDF.
If you have questions about your résumé application submission, our School of Management Career Services Team provide excellent advice on writing an effective résumé that highlights your relevant education and work experience.
Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded as a PDF to the application for admissions review. Upload the front and back of transcripts (if back is blank, you do not need to upload the back). You can upload multiple transcripts. If you only attended one undergraduate institution, you may ignore the second item. UB students must also upload a copy of your academic advisement report.
Transcripts for all undergraduate credits earned towards your undergraduate degree (i.e. transfer credits) must be uploaded for admissions consideration.* We will not consider your application for admission until you upload all undergraduate credit transcripts.
*Current UB undergraduate students do not need to submit transfer credit transcripts when applying to one of our graduate programs as they are already included on the UB academic advisement report.
In regards to international transcripts, we will accept a transcript issued in English by the university. If the university does not provide the transcript in English, you must submit a copy of the transcript in your native language and an English translation. Applicants who have attended an Indian university must upload transcripts, mark sheets and proof of degree.
If you are applying for the February deadline, be sure to upload current transcripts including fall grades.
If offered admission, you must submit transcripts for your schools with a bachelors-level degree and specified conferral date to finalize admission.
Please ask all colleges and universities you have attended to send official transcripts in sealed university envelopes to the Office of Strategic Marketing and Enrollment Management in 150 Jacobs Management Center, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260.
For students enrolling during the fall semester, these official, final transcripts showing proof of degree attained must be received no later than August 1.
For students enrolling during the spring semester, these official, final transcripts showing proof of degree attained must be received no later than January 15.
UB students do not need to submit official transcripts, as they are already in the university system.
International applicants should not send transcripts via postal mail as additional information will be provided with I-20 materials.
Degrees cannot be conferred unless official transcripts are on file from every school attended. Applicants who are currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate courses must submit transcripts from the most recent semester completed, but will need to provide final and official transcripts to finalize admission.
If admitted, the Office of International Admissions will provide instructions regarding what you need to bring with you. We will accept a transcript issued in English from your university. If your university does not provide the transcript in English, you must submit the transcript in your native language and an English translation. Applicants who have attended an Indian university must provide transcripts, mark sheets and proof of degree.
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