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Online MS in Finance–Wealth Management
Frequently Asked Questions

The Master of Science in Finance-Wealth Management (MSF) program at Rutgers School of Business–Camden is 100% online. The program is a 30-credit graduate degree program that develops knowledge in investments, financial technology, leadership, investor psychology, marketing, and negotiations to help students advance in their careers or transition into the field of wealth management.

Curriculum and Course Requirements

Thirty (30) credit hours

The MSF curriculum is designed to hone the holistic set of skills successful wealth management professionals possess. The curriculum has  15 credits of required courses and 15 credits of electives. Moreover, our specialization options in Fintech inWealth Management and Leadership in Wealth Management provide students with the opportunity to craft a set of electives to help students advance in their wealth management careers.

Upon acceptance of your admission, you will be assigned an Academic Advisor. Your Advisor will set-up a course plan for you prior to registration.

The curriculum will be delivered online through asynchronous coursework.

Yes. Some MSF courses are offered in the Rutgers–Camden Online MBA and MSBA, as well as the Modern Financial Technologies (FinTech) and Investment & Private Wealth Management Graduate Certificates.

The MSF program follows a traditional semester calendar, with fall classes starting in September, spring classes starting in January, and summer classes starting in May each year. You can start the program at the beginning of any semester.

The curriculum will be delivered online through asynchronous courses. Depending on the structure, classes will consist of asynchronous elements, such as recorded lectures, readings, discussion boards, cases, and other materials that the student completes or contributes to each week. Synchronous elements may also be incorporated, such as live lectures and office hours, homework help, etc. Quizzes, exams, assignments, and other assessments will need to be completed according to the stated guidelines of each course.

The MSF degree requires 30 graduate credits for graduation. Full-time students may obtain the degree in just 12 months, while part-time students have up to 5 years to complete the degree requirements.

Each course in the MSF is worth 3 credits. You should plan to spend approximately 7 to 10 hours each week, on average, to complete course requirements. The amount of time needed will vary as a function of prior preparation and aptitude.

No, there is no in-person residency required. The degree can be completed fully online.

General Questions

Rutgers is the 8th oldest university in the nation. We are the leading state university in New Jersey, spanning three campuses, including Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, with over 65,000 current students and over 500,000 alumni worldwide.

The wealth management industry is undergoing a significant transformation due to three long-term trends: an aging workforce, technological disruption, and expanding demographics. These forces are fostering demand for a refreshed set of skills in both those providing financial advice and those leading wealth management organizations. The MS in Finance-Wealth Management program will provide you with a holistic set of skills that are necessary for success in the practice of wealth management.

Yes. As a student matriculated in the MSF program, you will have full access to the Rutgers-Camden Career Center, including career fairs and resume workshops.

Application Process

For domestic students, applications are due August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 1 for Summer. 

You need to provide:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university
  • Original transcripts from your undergraduate university.

    Transcripts must show the title of the degree earned and the date the degree was conferred.

  • Two letters of recommendation (from professors or professional colleagues)
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement describing why you are applying to the program

GMAT or GRE scores are NOT required for the MSF-Wealth Management Program.

Work experience is not needed to apply, but it may be looked upon favorably for your application.
A four-year bachelor’s degree in any subject from an accredited university is acceptable.

Subject to approval, students will be allowed to transfer at most three (3) credits from another AACSB accredited graduate business program, if the course content largely overlaps with the content in either the foundational course or one of the four 3-credit core courses. If three credits are transferred, the student will be allowed, but not required, to take an extra elective course that is offered.

Deferrals are granted only for a full academic year, from one fall semester to the very next fall semester, with the exception of students leaving for military service. A deferral is official only when you are notified that the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions has granted your request.

Fees and Financial Aid

Students may apply for financial aid if they are enrolled in at least two courses in a semester. Contact the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid for more information (https://studentaid.rutgers.edu or 856-225-6039). Unfortunately, financial aid is not available to international students.
Students receive a term bill at the start of each semester, which they must pay in full. Upon receipt of their grade for the class, they can submit evidence of their tuition payment to their employer for reimbursement, as appropriate.

You can contact the Program Director, Dr. David Pedersen (856-225-6978 / david.pedersen@rutgers.edu), or the Admissions Coach, Fallon Secaur (856-668-2739 / fss27@camden.rutgers.edu).

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