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University of South Florida

Department of Finance

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Finance is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) Real estate
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Business administration Finance
Master of Science (MS) Finance

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 71

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT score of 550 or higher (or equivalent GRE score). Applicants with lower GMAT (GRE) scores may be admitted if the application as a whole convinces the committee that the applicant warrants an admission to the major.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

119
Applied
65
Accepted
37
Enrolled
55%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st January 2nd No
Spring deadline October 15th July 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT score of 550 or higher (or equivalent GRE score). Applicants with lower GMAT (GRE) scores may be admitted if the application as a whole convinces the committee that the applicant warrants an admission to the major.
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in upper-division coursework, personal statement, recommendations, interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

105
Total Graduate Students
8184%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.81%
Black or African American 0.95%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0.95%

Gender

Male (61%)
Female (38%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 1
Male (11)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: International corporate finance, corporate finance, market efficiency, mergers and acquisitions, agency theory, corporate governance, investments, mutual fund industry, mergers and acquisitions, corporate creditworthiness, credit risk issues, empirical asset pricing, financial intermediation, corporate finance theory, public offerings, business strategy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
30,000

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Besley
Chairperson and Associate Professor
Email: sbesley@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-6341
Fax: 813-974-3084

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