Here is a second review of the Florida State University Master in Finance program. This should add further light for anyone thinking about applying to FSU. Thank you very much to the reader who provided me with this review.
Florida State University – Master of Science in Finance
Pros: rigorous curriculum, close relationship with faculty, great value, superb alumni base, career support, top undergraduate and graduate accounting program,
Cons: geographic location is far from large cities, new program
Biggest Difference: In most of the larger schools you can feel like a small fish in a huge pond. Although, the college of business has over +5,000 students, I’ve never felt this way. Professors always have time to talk to you, career advice is always available, and people emulate the southern hospitality of the area. Many students agree, that professors have a interest in seeing to it that their students succeed. This mentality also careers over to the “Seminole Alumni”, I personally had two interviews with BB because of alumni. Taking the time to network can get you very far at Florida State.
Return on Income: One of the best valued MSF degrees in my opinion. Florida International University is around 28K while Florida State is 10K for instate students. Not to mention how cheap it is to live in Tallahassee, FL. You get a lot more bang for your buck with this degree.
Job Prospects: Florida in general, has many active job markets. Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Tallahassee. You many not have the large investment banks, but you have everything else. Many people come to Florida State University from the north and end up in various Florida cities.
Companies on campus:
- Deutsche Bank
- Bank of America
- Deloitte & Touche
- Ernst & Young
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Florida State Government
- boutique investment firms
Here is a link to the Florida State University Master in Finance program