Apart from an eager desire to learn, the ideal preparation for the MSF would be basic undergraduate level courses in finance, accounting, economics and statistics along with good communication skills in English. We recognize however that some students who are great candidates for our program do not meet this profile. Courses in these subject areas are available at many colleges and junior colleges around the world. If sufficient student demand exists, we can offer preparatory courses here. The only formal requirement for the fall term is basic familiarity with compound interest and discounted cash flow in finance, and basic familiarity with the balance sheet and income statement in accounting. For students deficient in these subjects, we offer study-at-home courses during the summer, with a minimum grade requirement . In so far as English communication is concerned, foreign students who are deficient in their TOEFL scores may be admitted subject to passing an English prep course offered either here or abroad.