Add just two semesters, leave with a finance master's
Launch your business career with a Master of Finance degree from the Tippie College of Business. Undergraduate students at the University of Iowa can earn their MS in addition to their BBA, BA, or BS through the Undergraduate to Graduate (U2G) program—a faster, smarter way to earn a master’s degree.
This program is open to all undergraduate majors at Iowa. No GMAT or GRE is required.
Count 10-15 credit hours toward both your graduate and undergrad degrees. Knock a semester off your program or free up time to develop deeper expertise in finance.
Save big by paying the undergraduate tuition rate for the 10-15 hours of graduate coursework you'll complete in your final year of undergrad.
Don't put off earning your master's until after you graduate. Start your finance career with a respected degree that sets you far ahead of your peers.
Apply during your junior year. 80 s.h. of undergraduate work must be completed by the end of the semester of application, including at least 30 s.h. from the University of Iowa.
GPA: At least a 3.25 GPA both overall and in University of Iowa classes. Must be currently enrolled in UI classes. The GMAT/GRE is not required.
You’ll pay the undergraduate tuition rate in the U2G year and then one year of master’s tuition.
While the typical U2G option is two semesters in your last year of undergrad, some students may be able to devote just one semester to the U2G before receiving their undergraduate degree and becoming graduate students.
Credit hours required
45 s.h. total
Program structure and plan of study
When enrolled in the U2G program, 10 to 15 semester hours of graduate coursework will be completed in your final undergraduate year that will count toward both your undergraduate and your Master of Finance degrees. The remaining hours for your Master of Finance degree will be taken the following year.
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