Frequently Asked Questions

What graduate business degree programs are offered?

In addition to the MSF PLU offers:

Master of Business Administration with the option of a general MBA or available areas of emphasis in Technology and Innovation Management, Health Care Management or Entrepreneurship and Closely Held Business

Master of Science in Marketing Research

What is required for admission into the MSF program?

The admission decisions are based on a holistic assessment of the individual merits of each applicant.

What are the MSF application deadlines?

PLU is accepting applications for the next cohort in September. Applications are reviewed and admission decisions made consistently throughout the year. To help you prepare for the start of the program and make yourself eligible for scholarships, we recommend you submit your application by the priority application date of March 15th. Applications received after the priority date may be considered on a space-available basis.

Does the MSF program have prerequisites?

No, however a quantitative skill set is necessary as noted on your MSF application essay.

When can I start the MSF program?

The MSF is a full-time, 10-month cohort program which begins each September. There is a also a part-time option. Please contact the Director for additional details.

What do I need to score on the GMAT?

The GMAT exam is a standardized assessment, delivered in English, which helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management.  It is an important component of the application, but not the sole deciding factor.  The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed in your education and work. It does NOT measure:

  • your knowledge of business,
  • your job skills,
  • specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work,
  • your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
  • subjective qualities—such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

For more information on the GMAT and to sign up for a testing date visit:

How long is the PLU MSF Program?

The PLU MSF is designed as a full-time program to be completed in 10-months, beginning in September and ending in June. There is also a part-time option. Please contact the Director for additional details.

MSF Contact

For more admission information about the Master of Science in Finance contact the Graduate Program Director Juanita Reed.