Pittsburgh Katz School of Business

The University of Pittsburgh Masters in Finance is a new program that I just recently found out about. Pittsburgh is a great school so it is exciting to hear that they are now offering this degree. The program is nine months long, starting in August and ending the following April. Students take classes with Katz MBA’s, allowing for a customized course load after taking a core curriculum.

Core Classes

  • Financial Accounting
  • Economic Analysis for Managerial Decisions: Firms and Markets
  • Statistical Analysis: Uncertainty, Prediction, and Quality Improvement—3 credits
  • Financial Management I
  • Financial Management II
  • Valuation I
  • Financial Modeling
  • Investment Management/Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance

Electives are pretty diverse, spanning credit, derivatives, acquisition of privately held firms, real estate, investment banking, and a number of other classes. Really allows students to focus their education how where they want to.

Tuition is reasonable, which is nice considering the cost of some MSF programs. In state is roughly $14,000, with out of state still coming in below $20,000. Applicants should have a 3.0 GPA and at least a 600 on the GMAT exam. International applicants must also have at least a score of 100 onTOEFL or 7 or Higher on the IELTS. No prior work experience or pre-requisite courses are required.

The program is new so there isn’t too much more to talk about at this time. I am going to reach out to the admissions office to see if I can get some more information. Pittsburgh is a cool city and you have a lot of great financial employers in the city (PNC, Mellon). Check back for additional information.

Here is a link to the University of Pittsburgh Masters in Finance Program