Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate from a mathematically rigorous program such as computer science, economics, engineering, finance, operations research, mathematics, or the sciences (physics/chemistry). Four years of university level study are necessary for entry into Lehigh University.
Applicants must have the proper background courses necessary to pursue the MSAF degree. An applicant is expected to have completed:
- Corporate Finance
- Investment & Portfolio Management
- Financial Accounting
- Money, Banking, & Financial Markets
- Statistics (including regression analysis)
- Calculus (3 terms)
- Linear Algebra
Applicants who have not completed the proper background may receive a conditional offer of admission and will be required to satisfactorily complete foundation course work prior to beginning regular MSAF course work. Foundation work will not count toward the 30 credit hours required for the degree.