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.

Save time

Count 10-15 credit hours toward both your graduate and undergrad degrees. A blended year can knock a semester off your program or free up time to develop deeper expertise in finance.

Save money

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.

Get ahead

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.

Program overview


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.

Admission requirements

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.

Program length

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, blended 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.

U2g plan of Study (pdf)

Take the next step

Interested in learning more about the U2G option—sometimes called a 4+1 program—for the Master's in Finance?

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