The Purdue University Masters in Finance program has been around for a while, although the program has been rather quiet. Recently, I have seen some changes and I thought it would be a good time to bring it back up to all of your attention. Purdue is a very well respected program in the Midwest with a large and passionate alumni base. Those looking for a great college experience and a program that is well respected might want to take a look a the MS(F) at Purdue.
Placements tend to be corporate finance focused, but the career section tab on the website does a good job listing the various companies and titles graduating students have received.
Partial List of Employers:
- Baxter International
- Bank of the West
- Central Bank of Thailand
- China Development Financial Holding Corporation
- Clifton Gunderson
- Corporate Social Responsibility Center (China)
- Cowin Venture Capital
- Credit Suisse First Boston
- Ford Motor
- HSBC Bank
- Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
- JPMorgan Chase
- Lincoln Industrial
- New Constructs
- Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.
- State Farm Bank
- Stephens Inc.
- The World Bank
- University of St. Thomas
Purdue MSF students have an average salary of $56,724 with the median of those accepting positions being $65,000.
Class Profile – 2015
- Number of Students – 25
- % Women – 40%
- Age – 24
- Mean GMAT – 653
- Mean UG GPA – 3.32
- Work Experience – 15 months
The class profile is competitive and I think achievable by many candidates. Class size has shrunk some and the ratio of men to women (60/40) is pretty good compared to many other MSF programs.
Tuition costs have increased since I last reported, but remain reasonable. In state tuition is $42,000 and out of state (most people) comes in at $48,500.
I am working on getting an updated student review as I think it will be helpful since my last one was a number of years ago. I do know that the placement information was pleasantly surprising and I think the salary range is in line with what is to be expected. Note that bonuses are not included and anyone going into a finance position will receive additional compensation in the form of a discretionary bonus.
Here is a link to the Purdue University Masters in Finance Program