The master’s program in Finance is for professionals in the industry, or aspiring to enter the profession, who understand just how intensely the data revolution has disrupted the industry. Finance was once a business of people and relationships; today, it's a technology business. Stevens' location — a 10-minute train ride from Wall Street — creates endless opportunities for experiential learning and recruiting, while its technology emphasis ensures your set of skills is ahead of the game.
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).
Tops for placement
Stevens has a long history of excellent placement in finance, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The university's proximity to New York City and its technology- and analytics-intensive curricula — made possible through the Hanlon Financial Systems Center — give students unbeatable access to recruiters and the kind of forward-looking perspective that makes them strong candidates for top jobs in the field.
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 or financial engineering. 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 complete the program at an accelerated pace, in order to break into this 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.
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 a finance career. These students 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.