The Masters in Financial Statement Analysis is another great graduate degree offering from Baruch. It is a joint accounting and finance program with the aim of providing a deeper understanding of securities analysis. The program is also CFA Partner Program which means a good percentage of the material you will learn will be relevant to the CFA L1 exam.
The current student profile for the class of 2012:
- GMAT average – 610
- GPA average – 3.22
- 50% of the incoming students also have a graduate degree
- Average Work Experience – 8 years
As with the the executive master in finance program, there is an international aspect of the program. The 2012 class went to Brazil and Chile. A great element of the degree program and a wonderful opportunity to gain additional international experience.
Here is a link to a couple student reviews. They look pretty impressive and give an idea of some of the positions that past graduate students have received.
While the average work experience is much higher than traditional master in finance programs this should not dissuade more junior applicants. Admissions will look at applicants with 3 years of experience or so. Regardless of your experience level I would encourage you to check it out and inquire about eligibility.
Here is a link to the Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Executive MS in Financial Statement Analysis Program