Admission Process

Admission Process

1. ADMISSION FORM


Priority Deadline: August 15. Applications received by the priority deadline will receive an application fee waiver.

Final Deadline: January 11. Should seats remain, applications received after the final application deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Submit your application online. In addition to the application, please send the following documents to MFP@pace.edu:

2. TRANSCRIPTS

You should request that all institutions you have attended (undergraduate and graduate) forward official transcripts of your scholastic record to MFP@pace.edu.

3. ONE ESSAY OR LETTER OF MOTIVATION

All applicants must write an essay, or letter of motivation (not more than 500 words), explaining your interest in attending the program, and the professional background you bring to the cohort experience. This helps us get to know you a little better.

4. RECOMMENDATIONS

Each candidate for admission to the Masters in Finance for Professionals program is required to forward two recommendations, one from a manager of your organization and the other from your immediate supervisor. Click to download the recommendation form (please print two copies). Recommendations should be sent to MFP@pace.edu.

5. FACULTY INTERVIEW (and Why We Do Not Require a GMAT)
Every applicant to the Masters in Finance for Professionals program will be interviewed in person by the program's academic director. (Conference call phone interviews can be scheduled for those living a considerable distance from New York.)

The interview is structured around a series of open-ended questions asked of all applicants. It's designed to get to know you, to understand your reasons for pursuing an MFP, and to review your career achievements and goals.

We were one of the pioneer schools in dropping the GMAT and substituting the faculty structured interview in its place. In our studies, we have found little correlation between GMAT scores and academic performance in a graduate business program whose students are experienced managers and professionals. To us, career advancement and motivation are the drivers that ensure success in our program. As an added benefit our interview process gives applicants a chance to ask questions about the program, and for faculty to have a direct input in the admissions decision.