Earn your Ivy College of Business master of finance (MFIN) degree at the same time you’re earning your bachelor of finance (FIN) degree at Iowa State University through our concurrent programs. See the application instructions below. All other applicants will follow the standard application process.

The master of finance is designed to meet the needs of recent undergraduates and experienced professionals.

Our curriculum gives students room to explore electives from economics, statistics, and other business disciplines like accounting and information systems. Get the most out of your education by getting to know our internationally known faculty in our small classes. Our master of finance program will prepare you for a career in corporate finance, financial analysis, or wealth management.

Admission to the concurrent program is competitive. Successful candidates demonstrate superior academic ability, strong leadership attributes, and clear career focus.

Admitted students typically have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above.

  • Applying to the program

    Apply to the concurrent master’s program in your seventh semester using the online Concurrent Student Application below. Once accepted, you’ll start the concurrent master’s program in your eighth semester.

    Concurrent Student Application
    Please download the form and open in Adobe to fill out and digitally sign Section I before submitting. Forms that are not digitally signed cannot be processed.

    Application deadlines
    Summer: March 15
    Fall: June 15*
    Spring: November 15*

    The following application materials are required. Please submit all materials together in one email to busgrad@iastate.edu:

    • Personal statement.
    • Resume.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
      Complete sections one and three, save the form and send it to your recommenders. You must include the busgrad@iastate.edu e-mail address so your recommenders will know where to send the form once completed. Letter of recommendation forms should be submitted directly by recommenders, not applicants.

    *The application process above is for those applying to the summer 2024 semester. Fall 2024 semester and beyond applications will need to follow this online application process: https://apps.admissions.iastate.edu/apply/online/.

    Notes for applicants

    Once all required application materials have been submitted, you will be contacted within two weeks regarding your status.

    Admitted students are classified as graduate students when concurrent enrollment begins and are subsequently assessed graduate business tuition and fees.

    Prospective concurrent students should check with the financial aid office to better understand how aid may change with graduate student status.

    To learn more about concurrent curriculum plans or program details, contact busgrad@iastate.edu.

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1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011