I found a Business Week article talking about the master in finance degree and its growing popularity. I think it is great that the degree is getting more attention and found the article to be very interesting. More publicity the better!
“I didn’t want to sit through two classes of accounting, two of marketing, two of marketing behavior,” says Gordon.
As luck would have it, though, American’s Kogod School of Business had just announced the launch of a new Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, allowing Gordon to complete 10 classes in finance rather than the four or five she would have been able to take even if she’d pursued an MBA with a finance concentration. “For someone who has a background in engineering or something else, an MBA is great,” says Gordon, “But for someone else like myself who already knows where their interest lies, [the MSF] was clearly the right path.” American says that 40% of its MSF candidates—the first class will graduate in May—are students, like Gordon, who are also pursuing another graduate degree at the institution.”