W&M Online Master’s in Finance Admissions and Application Requirements
Our Online Master of Science in Finance program is built on practical coursework that emphasizes technical finance skills and provides a rigorous level of practice-driven insights. This is why the Online Admissions Team at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business seeks ambitious applicants with demonstrated success in their professional careers and who possess the motivation to create value in ethical ways.
While successful candidates may come from any professional field, all applicants must have:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- At least two years of professional work experience OR prospects must otherwise demonstrate their business acumen
Fall 2021 Application Deadlines
Priority Deadline: June 11, 2021
Final Deadline: July 30, 2021
Term Start Date: August 30, 2021
Feel free to contact an Admissions Advisor if you have any questions about whether your work experience meets this requirement.
No GMAT Required
We are committed to holistically evaluating applicants and considering all aspects of their professional and academic backgrounds. We value data, but we know that you are more than a test score. For online students, demonstrated success in professional careers is a key indicator of their ability to succeed in an online program.
For this reason, we do not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to the Online Master’s in Finance program. Applicants may, however, submit scores for consideration if they believe that doing so will be beneficial to their application.
Key Steps and Application Requirements
As part of the online application, you will be asked to submit the following:
- Two professional references. Please select individuals who can provide specific and relevant information about your intellectual and quantitative abilities, performance and motivation
- One personal essay. When submitting your essay, as well as the optional personal statement, please list your full name and the question being answered at the top of the page; also, please use at least 11-point font and 1.5 spacing
Optional Personal Statement (250 words): Is there any additional information that you would like to share with the Online Admissions Team that you believe would be helpful in reviewing your application? Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented in your coursework or resume.
W&M prefers electronic official transcripts, but we also accept hard-copy official transcripts. Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard-copy official transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope with the signature of the registrar across the seal. DO NOT OPEN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Hard-copy official transcripts must be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you to the following address:
College of William & Mary
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Attn: Center for Online Learning
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
NOTE: You can upload unofficial transcripts with your application, which will suffice for the initial admissions decision; if accepted, you must submit official transcripts before the first day of class.
Qualified applicants who have submitted and completed their application will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted on campus, via Skype video conference or by telephone.
The application fee may be waived for applications submitted by the priority deadline, active- duty military and veterans, W&M alumni, attendees of informational webinars, and at the discretion of the Admissions Office. Contact an Admissions Advisor to discuss whether you qualify for a few waiver.
Proof of English Language Proficiency (for Non-U.S. Citizens)
International applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 100 if internet-based, 250 if computer-based or 600 if paper-based, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Exemptions may be granted for applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution or lived and worked full-time in a predominantly English-speaking country for the past two years.
Still Have Questions?
To learn more about application requirements, or if you have questions about whether the Online MS in Finance is the right program for you, please contact one of our Admissions Advisors at 844-234-4075, or schedule a call at a time that is convenient for you.