The Georgia State University MSF program has been going through some updating and I thought it would be a great idea to do a new post on the school as I receive quite a lot of emails pertaining to it. It is a great option for anyone down south and for those living and working in Atlanta. I just got back from the city and wow, that place is transforming.
2016 Class Profile
- Avg. GPA – 3.42
- Avg. GMAT -605
- Avg. GRE – 300
- Female – 37.5%
- Years Work Experience – 4
The program is very diverse as well and has about 30% international students. A very good blend of different backgrounds, cultures and races.
I would imagine many students come into the program with full time positions, but Georgia State includes a list of hiring employers as well. Very good list and representative of the Atlanta market.
- SunTrust Banks
- The Home Depot
- Ernst & Young
- Bank of America
- Delta Air Lines
- JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- Georgia residents: $37,500
- Non-Ga. residents: $42,500
This is pretty reasonable as far as MSF programs are concerned (especially for Georgia residents). The university also provides scholarships to well qualified students.
The programs curriculum is interesting and customizable. This gives students the ability to truly focus on what they are interested in and in their field of work. The program lasts 4 semesters (16 months) and has an internship component which should really help career switchers or students with limited experience. Georgia State really makes an effort to include corporate exposure in the program and they have speakers from a number of local companies come and speak to students. Additionally, the school has really built up and focused on their CFO Council and Financial Leadership Network. Both of which give students the opportunity to network.
I will try and get an updated student review as well. I think those reviews are incredibly helpful and it would be beneficial to update that for all of you. More to follow!
Here is a link to the Georgia State University MSF program