Master of Finance Houston Admissions | A. B. Freeman School of Business

Magda Craige
Marketing & Recruiting

Houston Campus
1700 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027  
 

713-586-6400
houston@tulane.edu

Master of Finance Houston Admissions

The Houston Master of Finance Admissions Committee evaluates each candidate for the MFIN program based on a list of key admission criteria available under the Requirements section.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: Contact us immediately if you want to join the program, 713-212-1307 or houston@tulane.eduhouston@tulane.edu.

The program begins January 2019

Application Requirements

The Tulane Master of Finance (MFIN) program in Houston is designed for ambitious, quantitative-minded professionals with two years of work experience, however, we evaluate each applicant. Top candidates are academically strong, driven to succeed, and motivated to gain management recognition in their careers.

They value gaining advanced finance knowledge and business expertise from a school recognized globally for its reputation and academic rigor.

Demonstrated Ability

The committee considers a candidate's professional background, past academic performance, and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) results. GRE is also accepted.

Degree Requirements

A bachelor's degree is required; however, neither a business degree nor specific business courses are required for admission. Official transcripts from the registrar of all colleges and universities attended must be requested by the candidate and sent directly to the applicable Admissions Office at Tulane University, Houston campus. Email and postal mail addresses are listed at the top of this page.

Resume

A resume detailing your employment history and academic background. List professional distinctions, affiliations, and activities.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)

We offer GMAT waivers - please send us your resume to houston@tulane.edu for a pre-assessment. After receiving your résumé, we will contact you with feedback on your qualifications or questions for further discussion.

We also accept your GMAT or GRE scores. To learn more about the GMAT and to schedule a test, visit www.MBA.com. Our program code XVC-SG-76. We can access your official GMAT scores online within a few days of your test date. You will receive unofficial scores immediately after taking the GMAT. 

Personal Interview

The interview aids the Committee in assessing the candidate's strengths, motivations, personal commitment, and ability to meet the demands of the program. The interview also offers the candidate an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any individual concerns with the program director. We strongly encourage applicants to schedule an interview early in the application process. To schedule an interview, contact us at 713.586.6400 or houston@tulane.edu

Recommendations

Two recommendations, attesting to the applicant's academic and professional abilities, are required. One recommendation should be from a high-ranking officer from the candidate's organization. A second should be from an immediate supervisor (or for self-employed applicants, a business associate) who has personal knowledge of the candidate's work.

Application Fee

A non-refundable $200 application fee is required. This fee can be paid online by credit card. This fee is waived for applicants who attend an information session within the past year.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please note that the Houston MFIN program cannot consider applicants with student visas. Interested candidates with student visas should apply to the New Orleans Master of Finance program.

Program Costs

The investment for the Houston Master of Finance program is $58,100.

It is an all-inclusive fee and includes:

  • Registration and course fees.
  • All required textbooks and course materials.*
  • Study labs.
  • Meals on class days

*The cost of a notebook computer, a requirement for the program, is not included.

Payment Options

A confirmation deposit of $2,000 is required upon acceptance into the program.

We offer two program payment options:

  • Pay by Term
  • Pay by Module

Pay by Term

Paying for each term is the traditional payment method for most universities: students can pay a portion of the program fee before each semester.

Pay by Module

Payments are due at the end of each of the 8 modules (approximately every 7 to 8 weeks). The $2,000 commitment deposit is deducted from the first module payment. This modular payment schedule allows tuition to be deferred until courses are completed to better coordinate with employer reimbursements.

 

Financial Aid

At the graduate level, students use a combination of federal loans and personal funds to attend business school. At Tulane, all loans and merit aid is administered through a central financial aid office.

Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, assistance includes subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Other federal programs include Perkins and GradPlus loans, and and a federal offer of financial aid consists of a package of student loans as determined by federal eligibility criteria. Applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled at least half-time (defined as six credit hours at Tulane). To apply for federal aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Prospective students can complete the application at any time at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once a student has confirmed their acceptance to the MBA program, please visit http://tulane.edu/gibson-online.cfm to track the status of a pending FAFSA application at Tulane University.

Eligibility for federal assistance is determined by the Office of Financial Aid, based on federal need-based criteria. All questions and correspondence regarding need-based financial aid should be directed to:

Office of Financial Aid
205 Mechanical Engineering Building
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
(504) 865-5723 phone
(800) 335-3210 toll-free phone
(504) 862-8750 fax

Military Applicants

Each year a number of military personnel enroll in our programs, active duty as well as veterans. Earning a degree from Tulane's Freeman School of Business is a very smart way to prepare for moving into business and corporate settings, entering energy or finance sectors, or beginning an entrepreneurial venture.

We encourage you to apply to any of our alternate weekend programs and to reap the benefits of a degree from Tulane University's Freeman School of Business.

Military Benefits

Military personnel who are qualified may receive post-graduate education benefits up to VA allowable maximum for each year (fall through summer) that they are enrolled. You must apply for these benefits.

Since the 2014-15 Academic Year, the Tulane University School of Business has been participating in the Yellow Ribbon program up to $25,000 per student/per year. For more information please contact Debra Nowak who is the VA Certifying Official for Executive Education in Houston.

Your military benefits may also include a housing reimbursement paid directly to you.

For more information, please contact the Department of Veterans Affairs. You may also visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/ or http://www.military.com/education .

Online Prep Courses

We highly recommend that you begin preparing for our program by enrolling in the online prep courses in Quantitative Methods, Spreadsheet Modeling (Excel), and Financial Accounting.

These online courses offer you the flexibility of studying at your convenience as you prepare to begin this rigorous course of study. All candidates, applicants, and accepted students are encouraged to enroll in these courses before the curriculum begins. In some cases, applicants may be required to complete one or more of these courses as an admission requirement.

You will move through the courses at your own pace and at times and locations that are convenient to you. Please contact us at houston@tulane.edu to receive these links to register at a 50% discount.