The School of Business has tailored its master’s program in Finance to suit the needs and busy schedules of finance professionals and those aspiring to enter the profession, with an emphasis on creating a lockstep, cohort-like experience for this program creates a strong network of professional relationships for students.
Experienced financial professionals
Applicants must have a background in accounting, finance and statistics; otherwise, they will be required to complete three introductory courses to ensure mastery of these areas. To be considered, students must also include the following with their applications:
- Two letters of recommendation.
- Official transcript from each academic institution attended.
- Official conferment of your bachelor’s degree, with a B average.
- An up-to-date résumé
- Competitive GMAT or GRE score.
- Competitive TOEFL score (international students only).
Customized course content
The flexible nature of the curriculum allows students to seek additional training in the career areas that most interest them. Students can pursue electives that allow them to deepen their knowledge in regulation and compliance, project management, programming, risk management, financial engineering, and more. Each of these specialties includes the blend of quantitative thinking, analytics and technology that ensures the relevance of the traditional core courses in the rapidly changing financial landscape.
Finance course content was developed to suit the needs of those working full time as well as full-time students who want to go through the program at an accelerated pace, in order to break into this fast-moving industry.
The full-time worker
This study path is suited for professionals with several years’ experience who are interested in moving into management positions, either in the finance industry or in the finance offices of their companies. It also is well suited to professionals working in banking, economics, technology, computer science, engineering and related fields who seek the finance and technology training needed to enter this lucrative market. Students on this path enjoy the advantage of the university's Hoboken campus, located a short train ride from Wall Street.
The full-time student
This study path is for students who do not have work experience, but have studied engineering, business, technology or other fields at the undergraduate level and are interested in pursuing a career in finance. Students who are able to take classes full time can complete their degrees in as little as 16 months, while also benefiting from Stevens' close ties to industry and its career development services that help students secure internships and employment.