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University of South Florida

Department of Finance

Tampa, FL

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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 57
Doctoral Degrees 1

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

142
Applied
83
Accepted
57
Enrolled
58%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in upper-division coursework
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in upper-division coursework, personal statement, recommendations, interview

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

125
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.2%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.6%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
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: 0

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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