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MS in Finance
A new level of clarity.

Unabashedly analytical. Intentionally collaborative. All the opportunities and encouragement you need to reflect, refine, and take risks. That's how clarity takes shape at Simon. The result: You see sharper. And you can get to the heart of any problem.

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No. 5

Ranked Pre-Experience MS in Finance Program in the US
Financial Times, June 2018

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designation allows international students to work in the US for 36 months.

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Simon's MS in Finance program is ranked No. 5 in the US by the Financial Times and your degree will give you more than a credential—it will help you see sharper and get to the heart of any problem. Supported by a proven curriculum and complemented by the School’s publication of three preeminent journals: the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics, in Simon's MSF program you'll do more with numbers than crunch them. Accelerate your program completion with our non-internship track, or gain real-world experience with an expanded internship option. Simon's MSF program is STEM-designated, allowing international students to stay in the US for up to 36 months.

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October 15

  • Decision notification by December 15
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  • Maximum scholarship consideration
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  • Jan 052020Full-Time MBA and MS Programs Round 2 Application Deadline

    Fall 2020 Entry

  • Feb 152020Full-Time MBA and MS Programs Round 3 Application Deadline

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  • Mar 312020Full-Time MBA and MS Programs Round 4 Application Deadline

    Fall 2020 Entry

  • May 012020Full-Time MBA and MS Programs Round 5 Application Deadline

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A Master's degree is about more than a
credential.

Finance is the top career path for Simon MS talent. More than 55 percent of the Class of 2018 graduates were hired into the financial services industry.

Finance graduates earned a mean base salary of $59,000. The Jay S. and Jeanne Benet Career Management Center along with the Simon Finance and Investment Club offer support and professional development opportunities for MS in Finance students.

90%
EMPLOYMENT RATE 6 MONTHS POST GRADUATION

 

LEADING EMPLOYERS FOR GRADUATES INCLUDE:

  • Accenture
  • Arecy LLC
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of China
  • Benchmark Education Company
  • BNP Paribas
  • BOC International
  • Castle Placement
  • Cathay Bank
  • Changjiang Financing Services
  • China CITIC Bank International
  • China Development Bank
  • China Foreign Exchange Trade Center
  • China Investment Corporation
  • CICC
  • Citco
  • Citigroup
  • Citi Orient Security
  • CITIC Securities
  • Conduent
  • Conning
  • Continental Properties
  • Corning
  • CreditEase
  • CRISIL Global Research & Analytics
  • CWP Energy
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte China
  • Dermalogica
  • DongXing Securities
  • E-Trade
  • Eastmoney Securities
  • Elle Investments Inc.
  • EY
  • Essence Securities
  • Everbright Securities
  • Financial Integrity Resources Management
  • Fosun Group
  • FreddieMac
  • GE Healthcare
  • GMP Securities
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Griffinest Asia Securities
  • Guosheng Securities
  • Haitong Securities
  • Hillhouse Capital
  • HSBC Bank
  • HSBC Qianhai Securities Limited
  • IBM
  • Intel Corporation
  • KN Food Industries PVT LTD
  • KPMG
  • Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.
  • Lampert Debt Advisors
  • LD Capital
  • M&T Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • Medtronic China
  • Midtown Partners & Co.
  • Mizuho Americas
  • Newbridge Securities Corporation
  • NexTier Companies LLC
  • Our Spark International Inc.
  • Pan Chem Corporation
  • Ping An Bank
  • Power Integrations
  • Predica Inc.
  • PwC
  • Quicken Loans
  • Remedy Partners
  • Search Fund Accelerator
  • Spino Inc
  • SS&C Technologies
  • SSENSE
  • Sunac China
  • Taikang Pension & Insurance
  • TD Bank
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Wright Star LLC
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Tianfeng Securities
  • Trojan Law Offices
  • U.S. Bank
  • Under Armour Inc.
  • Vega Economics
  • Vibra Healthcare
  • Wellington Management
  • Wells Fargo
  • Winning Capital
  • World Business Lenders
  • Wyndham Destinations

Finance
Curriculum

Note: This chart reflects the 2019-20 academic schedule. This is subject to change.

fall semester
Pre-fall
fall a
fall b
GBA462 Core Statistics with Python
FIN462 Foundations in Financial Economics
ACC401* Corporate Financial Accounting
FIN411 Investments
FIN418 Quantitative Finance with Python
FIN424 Options and Futures
ACC411 Financial Statement Analysis
FIN413 Corporate Finance
MGC461 Professional Communications (4 credits)
spring semester
spring a
spring b
FIN430 Risk Management
FIN448 Fixed Income Securities
CIS418** Advanced Business Modeling and Analysis Using Spreadsheets
CHOOSE 1 ELECTIVE IN THE SPRING SEMESTER:
BPP426 Macroeconomics
FIN434 Investment Management and Trading Strategies
FIN441G Asset Management
FIN442X International Finance (Switzerland Immersion)
STR442F Strategy, Organization, and Firm Value
ACC424 Financial Reporting II
FIN441A Special Topics in Finance: Real Estate
FIN444 Entrepreneurial Finance
FIN446 Financial Technology
STR440 Corporate Governance
FIN465 Applied Finance Project (3 credits) Projects may vary depending on Instructor

All courses are 2.5 credits unless noted otherwise. The program of study for the MSF degree has been designed as a lock-step program which meets all the requirements for a STEM certified program.

*Students who hold a CPA or have sufficient prior coursework in accountancy can petition to substitute ACC 401 Corporate Financial Accounting with ACC 423 Financial Reporting I.

**Internship track

  • MSF students in the internship track will not take CIS 418 in Spring B but will take CIS 418 the following Fall A as their last class. There are no exceptions to this class.
  • CIS 418 can be taken remotely but it is required that all students return for the last 3 hours of lecture and the final. There are no exceptions. Failure to attend the last 3 class hours and final will result in failing the class.

Where We Go.

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Yiru "Clint" Huang

MS in Finance, Class of 2019

Summer Intern, Standard Chartered Bank

“With Simon’s great history of research accomplishments in finance, the MSF program is a fantastic platform for candidates who are looking to further their education or transition from a different background.”

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Veronica Mupazviriwo

MS in Finance, Class of 2018

Goldman Sachs

“My favorite part of Simon has been the people I have met here and the relationships I have built. I have the privilege to work with very smart people in a supportive environment, and each day I am motivated to do better. I also really like the experiential learning opportunities here at Simon that have allowed me to learn hands on skills that I can take with me to the workplace.”

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Pedro Tellez

MS in Finance, Class of 2018

Wealth Management Intern, Merrill Lynch

“The Simon community has been the best part of my experience. Meeting highly motivated people from all over the world has helped me understand business at a different level and solve complex problems with different approaches. Simon’s staff has also served a pivotal role in my learning process by offering training for interviews, financial modelling workshops, and other helpful resources.”

Life Lessons.

Tianyu (Jenny) Gao
MS in Finance, Class of 2017
Treasury Intern, Conduent

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