The Robert Day School of Economics and Finance

BA/MA in Finance

On April 15, 2011, the CMC faculty approved the BA/MA in Finance program (BA/MA) that enables students to complete the requirements of both a CMC bachelor’s degree and master’s degree simultaneously and within a total of four years. This program is currently only open to CMC students.

Completion of a CMC undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 32 credit hours. Completion of the MA in Finance degree as a separate one-year program requires a minimum of 9 graduate credits. Completion of the BA/MA program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, including one full summer internship credit. As many as 4 MA classes may also satisfy undergraduate degree requirements. Completion of the 36 credit hours, therefore, requires some combination of transfer credits, summer school credits and/or overloading of courses. Please see the CMC catalog for additional details, including requirements for credits earned at CMC.  Recent changes to the curriculum that have been approved by the CMC faculty include the requirement that BA/MA students complete a thesis in finance.

CMC students in the Class of 2018 may apply to the BA/MA program between January 4, 2016 and February 5, 2016 by completing the Robert Day Scholars Program application using this link Upon selection, the CMC Graduate Programs Director, currently Professor Darren Filson, becomes an additional academic advisor to all BA/MA students.

Leadership Development Activities
Students admitted into the BA/MA program will be required to fully participate in Scholars leadership development activities, to include FIN 300, the two-week, intensive seminar immediately prior to the start of the fall semester. The timing of these requirements, as well as the internship requirement, will be determined in advising based on your course map.

Career Development/Service Support
BA/MA students will receive Career Services support consistent with that of fellow Robert Day Scholars (undergraduate or graduate) students.

Additional Information
If you have specific questions about the BA/MA in Finance program, please contact the RDS Director of Admission, Kevin Arnold at