A student on one of the forums that I am on asked about my opinion of the Suffolk University Masters in Finance program and I realized my site only has one very brief post on the program. This is unfortunate as Suffolk University is right in downtown Boston and should have more than one short post, years ago. Well this is my effort to correct that wrong.

STEM Certified

The Suffolk MSF program is STEM Certified which is effectively the standard for all MSF programs. This is just common sense for a school to have this and it will definitely help international students. They’ve had this for a while, but this is something I think anyone considering this program will want to know.

Learning Options

Suffolk allows students to study full time, part time and online. This is incredibly flexible and their location makes this ideal for anyone working in downtown Boston. You can read more about the online option here.

Concentrations

Students can focus their education in a number of concentrations, including Corporate Finance, Financial Technology, Investments and Risk Management. The school also helps prepare students for the CFA and FRM exams. All relevant and beneficial for anyone looking to break into their chosen career or enhance their value at their current employer.

There is also an accelerated option for undergraduate students who go right into their masters and for attorneys who are looking to get an MSF.

Application Process

For students interested in applying to the Suffolk University Masters in Finance program, keep in mind the below deadlines:

  • Semester: April 15 (priority), then rolling
  • Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling

Application requirements are similar to other schools (resume, recommendations, transcripts, etc.). Students who visit the campus can get a waiver of the application fee – a $50 savings. Also, applicants with the following criteria can receive a GMAT/GRE waiver:

No testing required if you meet any of the criteria below:

  • You have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • You have at least two years of relevant work experience
  • You have successfully completed one of Suffolk’s graduate certificates in finance with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • You have passed level one of the CFA exam
  • You have passed level one of the FRM exam
  • You have passed a university-level statistics course within the past 5 years (B or better)

This is a nice benefit for anyone who is short of time, has difficulty taking standardized tests or looking to save money and time by not studying for the GMAT/GRE.

Tuition Costs:

Tuition (2019-2020)
Full-Time, per year
$45,570
Cost Per Credit (2019-2020)
For Part-Time students
$1,519

Here is a link to the Suffolk University Masters in Finance Program