Finance, Combined Degree Pathway


Admission into the M.S. in Finance combined degree pathway is highly selective. Matriculated SUNY Cobleskill undergraduate students may apply to the combined program through the School for Graduate Studies and will complete all of the application requirements for the master’s degree program. The applicant must have a minimum recalculated GPA of 3.2 (most recent 60 credit earned).

In addition to completing the graduate application1, candidates must have completed the following academic prerequisites or their equivalent, with a B or better, to be considered for admission:

  • Statistics (3 credits); and
  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)

Please see the Graduate Admission section of this catalog for a complete listing of materials required to complete a graduate application. 


SUNY Cobleskill applicants are not required to submit the application essay nor the recommendation letters and may request a waiver code of the application fee at


Students accepted to a combined program will include the following 4 courses (12 credits) in their approved undergraduate degree plans. Special requests to substitute these courses will be considered by the program chairs in consultation with the student's SUNY Cobleskill advisor.

These programs require careful planning that should begin in the first term of a student’s undergraduate career. The student and their undergraduate advisor should consult in planning the undergraduate degree program so that these requirements are met during undergraduate study and that the 12 credits of master’s courses from the MS in Finance program also are included in the degree plan. Students must meet graduate expectations for academic progress and grade point average in their master’s level courses to remain in a combined program.

Combined Pathway Courses

MGMT 6016Financial Management3
FSMA 6010Quantitative Methods in Finance3
Choose 2 from the following courses:
FSMA 6050Financial Analysis & Control3
MGMT 6065Economics for Global Managers3
MGMT 6075International Financial Management3

Remaining required courses of the M.S. in Finance degree can be found on the M.S. in Finance degree page of this catalog.