Congratulations on your acceptance to the UB School of Management's Master of Science in Finance program.

The checklist and resource links below will help you with your transition. If you need additional help, contact the Graduate Programs office at som-apps@buffalo.edu. We look forward to meeting you at MS Advantage.

Student Services Action Items

  1. REGISTER for MSF Advantage (by August 3, 2018)         
  2. Register for International Student Orientation sponsored by ISSS (international students only)
  3. Getting Started with IT at UB (activate your UB email account)
  4. What is a "service indicator/hold"?
  5. Immunization requirements
  6. 1Capen - essential student services in one location (suggested items to view: Student medical insurance, Parking, UBCard - you will need your UB person number to obtain UBCard)
  7. MyUB Portal (your one stop on-line destination: deadlines, schedules and more)
  8. UBlearns (the online course management service used by many professors)
  9. Course registration - The Graduate Programs Office staff will register you for your spring semester courses during MSF Advantage.
  10. Complete Myers-Briggs Assessment 
  11. Review MS Finance Career Checklist

    *Deliverables will be updated periodically so please check back to this webpage.

 

MS Finance Advantage (orientation)

August 15-17, 2018  (More details to follow in June.)

All incoming MSF students must attend MSF Advantage. This is an orientation program that will provide an overview to UB School of Management and the MSF program. In addition, we will discuss opportunities available to MSF students and complete course selection.

Admissions Action Items

1. Tuition deposit - Your person number is required to pay your deposit. Graduate Enrollment Management Services will email you instructions to retrieve your UB person number from GrAdMIT. Then log into the Epay system and pay your deposit with a credit card.

2. See below

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded as a PDF to the Graduate Application site for admissions review. Upload the front and back of transcripts (if back is blank, you do not need to upload the back). The site checklist has more than one line item for transcripts. If you only attended one undergraduate institution, you may ignore the second item. Transcripts for all undergraduate credits (i.e. transfer, A.P., etc.) must be uploaded for admissions consideration. We will not consider your application for admission until you upload all undergraduate credit transcripts.

Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded as a PDF to the Graduate Application site for admissions review. Upload the front and back of transcripts (if back is blank, you do not need to upload the back). The site checklist has more than one line item for transcripts; if you only attended one undergraduate institution, you may ignore the second item. Transcripts for all undergraduate credits (including transfer, A.P., etc.) must be uploaded for admissions consideration. We will not consider your application until you upload all undergraduate transcripts.

If you are applying for the Feb. 1 deadline, be sure to upload current transcripts including fall grades.

If offered admission, you must submit an official, final transcript from every post-secondary institution attended to finalize admission. 
Domestic applicants:
Please ask all colleges and universities you have attended to send official transcripts in sealed university envelopes to the Graduate Programs Office, 203 Alfiero Center, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260.
For students enrolling during the fall semester, these official, final transcripts showing proof of degree attained must be received no later than August 1.
For students enrolling during the spring semester, these official, final transcripts showing proof of degree attained must be received no later than January 15.
UB students may print their transcripts from the HUB system. The School of Management will not request transcripts for UB students.

International applicants:
International applicants should not send transcripts via postal mail as additional information will be provided with I-20 materials.

Degrees cannot be conferred unless official transcripts are on file from every school attended. Applicants who are currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate courses must submit transcripts from the most recent semester completed, but will need to provide final and official transcripts to finalize admission.

 

3. See below

Calculus requirement

A calculus prerequisite is required for applicants to the MS Finance program. This requirement is met with completion of one semester of college level calculus with a "B" grade or better, or completion of two semesters with at least "C" grades. If you are an applicant to the MS Finance program and have not satisfied the requirement, you should plan to take a calculus course in the semester or summer prior to your intended enrollment date. As it is a prerequisite, it must be completed prior to enrolling in the MS Finance program.

4. Contact the Graduate Programs Office at som-apps@buffalo.edu with any email or mailing address updates

5. Immunization requirements

6. Student medical insurance

7. Additional steps for international students

Resources

Curriculum - your academic advisor will register you in late-August