UB -- NYIF Joint Degree Programs
New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), along with the Connecticut, USA based University of Bridgeport (UB’s), are offering a groundbreaking international degree pathway – The NYIF Cohorts - for Asian students. Students enrolling in these NYIF Cohorts will have a US degree plus (+) learning experience carefully developed for successful jobs and professional careers. NYIF Cohort students will (i) study and receive the UB’s selected degree (ii) study and receive NYIF’s most popular professional certificates as specialisations, delivered by Wall Street experts and senior business leaders) (iii) receive career coaching and guidance and internship opportunities. This carefully designed global NYIF Cohort program combines rigor of academic theory with practical applications and globalization trends; overall focusing on high-quality learning content and world-class practical learning experience.

In the region, NYIF will offer these degree programs in close collaborations with the various Asian universities.

The renowned, 100-year-old institution of Wall Street - the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) will provide high-quality supplementary learning to these NYIF Cohorts. In addition to the studies at UB, NYIF will provide the Cohort students a forward-looking, practical and global perspective for doing business, finance and strategic analysis. Under NYIF, the cohort will take courses from leading wall street experts and business leaders, have study tours and in-depth exchanges with overseas financial institutions, and receive regular career development and soft-skills coaching, etc.

Through out the program, each student will receive regular guidance tailored to her / his learning progress and career aspirations, such as – online-offline learning assistance, practical research projects related to interests and opted specialisations, English fluency and learning mastery, career planning, and internships.


Bachelor's degree

  • Bachelor's in Business Administration (BS) (Online and Residential)  120 Credits
  • Bachelor’s in Finance (BS) (Online and Residential)  120 Credits
Master's degree

  • Master's in Analytics (Online and Residential)  30 Credits (and 6 preparatory credits)
  • Master's in Finance (Online and Residential)  30 Credits (and 6 preparatory credits)
  • Master's in Business Administration (MBA) (Online and Residential)  36 Credits
  • Master’s in Education (Online and Residential)  30 Credits
Doctoral degree

  • Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership (Hybrid )  62 Credits
The application requirements


  1. An official copy of all high school transcripts
  2. SAT or ACT scores are optional
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, ESL, Duolingo, or Others/ESL)

  1. Transcript for last degree earned (Some programs may require transcripts from each institution attended)
  2. Some graduate programs may require letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, personal statement, and resume.
  3. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, ESL, Duolingo, or Others/ESL)
Doctor Program

  1. Application
  2. Official transcripts for the last degree earned
  3. Two recommendation forms
    • Provide one form from a colleague and one form from a supervisor that attests to your demonstrated leadership, the potential for further leadership development and the ability to benefit from doctoral study
  4. Personal statement
  5. Writing sample
    • The writing sample may include your master’s thesis, a published or submitted journal article, a scholarly paper, or a document created for your institution
  6. Resume
  7. Proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, ESL, Duolingo, or Others/ESL)


Studying form

Students will be able to go directly to the United States as a full-time student, or study in local country in the form of "online and offline tutoring".

Form in class

Full-time student in US; Online and offline tutoring, including:

  • Multimedia format, support playback. Pre-reading materials, review materials and in-class tests are all completed in the online system.
  • After-school Q&A, online seminars, mutual learning groups and offline activities will be organized regularly.
  • During the study period, students will be organized to study in the United States, and discuss and study face-to-face with top teachers and university professors.
  • The final score of the course will be determined by the attendance rate, homework completion status, and in-class quizzes.

Language requirements

TOEFL/IELTS/PTE and other ways to demonstrate English language proficiency, or take UB/NYIF English intensive program if no language test is presented.


NYIF professional certification (Investment Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, etc.), jointly with Asian and American industry associations.
About: University of Bridgeport

The University of Bridgeport is a non-profit university, home to a diverse student and faculty body from over 45 states and 80 countries. The University of Bridgeport is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The University also is accredited by the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

UB's 60-acre campus is located on the scenic Long Island Sound in southwest Connecticut, just 1.5 hours from New York City.

According to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Bridgeport ranks among the U.S.’s top Colleges and Universities in each of the following areas:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs - National Universities
  • 39th Most Ethnically Diverse National University
  • 119th Best National University for Top Performers on Social Mobility
In addition:

  • Money ranked the University of Bridgeport as one of the Best Colleges in America.
  • The University of Bridgeport earned Bronze in the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program.
  • PayScale ranked the University of Bridgeport #42 in their annual College Salary Report for 2-year degree programs.
  • The University of Bridgeport is the only CT University in the Doctoral/Professional STEM-Focused category - Carnegie Classification.
  • The University of Bridgeport is ranked in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • ADT ranked the University of Bridgeport the #1 Safest Campus in Connecticut.


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Click here to Apply the UB-NYIF Joint Degree Program

Application Deadline
For most programs, a completed application and all supporting materials must be received by:

  • December 1 for programs beginning in the spring
  • May 30 for programs beginning in the Fall