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Dual Master Degree in Quantitative Finance(MSQF) & Master of Business(MBA)



3 to 3.5 years (full time)

Required Credits



UNLV campus

5 Reasons to get a dual MBA/MS in Quantitative Finance degree at UNLV

  • Top-ranked MBA program. U. S. News and World Report rank the part-time LEE MBA # 75.
  • Allows students to develop integrated business and finance skills.
  • Engage with experts in research in business and finance.
  • Double your networking opportunities by working with faculty, professionals, and fellow students in two separate fields.
  • Dual specialty gives you an edge over the competition in the job market.

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A Dual Degree that Brings Your Professional Passions Together

This dual MBA/MSQF program offers those who seek to develop a solid understanding of business administration, focusing on advanced analytical skills in finance. The program will provide students with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative business leaders with strong quantitative finance competency.

Admission Process

The dual master in MBA/MSQF program is open to graduates from all undergraduate disciplines. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at an international college or university. Applicants would submit one application and pay one application fee. Your application will be reviewed by both the MSQF and LEE MBA departments for admission consideration.

Program Structure

The dual MBA/MSQF degree is a 54-hour program in which students take 24 credits in Quantitative Finance and 30 credits in Business Administration. Students receive dual degrees: an MBA and an MS in Quantitative Finance. Full-time students typically receive their degree within 2.5 to 3 years, while part-time students average between 3 and 5.5 years.

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Jonathan Kim, a Dual MBA/MSQF student

"For me, the Dual MBA and Quantitative Finance program at UNLV opened a path into the invaluable field of finance during a progressively changing business climate."

Jonathan Kim
Dual MBA/MSQF student

Application Deadlines

Fall Term:
May 1 – International applicants
Aug. 1 – Domestic or permanent residence applicants

Spring Term:
Oct. 1 – International applicants
Nov. 15 – Domestic or permanent resident applicants

Summer Term:
March 1 – International applicants
April 1 – Domestic or permanent resident applicants


The dual MBA/MSQF degree program consists of faculty from the Lee Business School. These faculty are world-recognized experts in numerous business sectors, publish in top-tier internationally recognized academic journals, and are engaged in the business community.

More Skills Means More Career Opportunities

Achieving mastery within two disciplines is an excellent way to differentiate yourself from the competition. As a dual-graduate-degree holder, you'll demonstrate to future employers just how disciplined you are as an employee and how serious you are about your career.

Career Options

With your dual MBA/MSQF degree, you'll have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of roles, including:

  • Quantitative financial analyst
  • Senior analyst
  • Market risk analyst
  • Investor reporting quantitative analyst
  • Finance manager
  • Investment analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Chief Finance Officer

Lee Business School Office of Graduate Student Services

Frank and Estella Beam Hall (UNLV BEH) 209
Lee Business School
Graduate Student Services

Graduate Coordinators

Lee Business School

Andrew Zhang, Ph.D

John Baur, Ph.D.
Director of MBA Programs