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About the Program
Students arrive with different backgrounds and varying levels of expertise in finance, so our 15-month program has built-in flexibility to deliver an education and experience that fits students’ needs. Upon arrival in August, the school will work with students to assess skills and interests and place students in the classes that will prepare them for success. For those looking for a career as an investment analyst, business valuation associate, or data analyst, the MSF program will prepare students for these careers as well as the CFA Level 1 exam.
Program Format and Schedule
The MSF program has an innovative three-semester curriculum that provides you with a strong foundation in the principles and practices of finance. The program also introduces you to the emerging concepts, practices, and technologies necessary to be successful in today’s finance industry.
In addition to the core curriculum, students will select courses to customize their degree. For instance, students may choose to follow a specialization track in one of the following areas: asset management, corporate finance, data analytics and fintech, quantitative finance, real estate, and finance research (PhD specialization). Formal concentrations in Data Analytics, Accountancy, and Business and Public Policy are also available and appear on students’ transcripts. Students can choose from a broad range of electives in other areas of finance, such as commercial banking, real estate, financial engineering or wealth management.
An optional full semester practicum project allows you the opportunity to work on real-world projects for national and international companies to gain hands-on experience. These projects, paired with cutting-edge courses in big data analytics, high-frequency trading, financial engineering, and valuation will prepare you to excel in the finance industry.
Admission to the MSF program is highly competitive. Decisions are based on the individual’s previous academic accomplishments, test scores, work experience, personal statement, resume, demonstrated potential for graduate and professional success, and references.