Georgia State University MSF Program Update – December 2020


Georgia State University MSF Program

As the year approaches its end, I wanted to write an update on the Georgia State University MSF program. The GSU MSF is currently in their application cycle for the upcoming program and historically this has been a program that I have seen a lot of interest in. The school has some updated career placement information that I am including below for all of you as well.

Application Cycle

The Georgia State University MSF program has started accepting applications for the Fall 2021 enrollment period. Below are the remaining dates for applicants.

  • Priority Scholarship Deadline III – February 1, 2021
  • International Student Deadline – April 1, 2021
  • Final Deadline – June 1, 2021

From the website:

“The Robinson College of business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials”


Placement Report

Georgia State has posted their 2020 placement reports. The link to the placement report is here, but below are the highlights.

  • 89% employed or pursing further education within 3 months
  • Average Salary – $83, 286
  • Average Salary Increase – 54.7%

Selected Employees

  • Amazon
  • Bank of America
  • BDO
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Regions Bank
  • Truist
  • Voya Investment Management

These salary stats are great and show the strength of the program. The employers show a good mix of local and national names. Georgia State has done a amazing job when it comes to blending in both professional and academic experience.


Student Reviews

As all of you are making your decision on whether or not you want to apply to the program, I wanted to include links to a number of recent reviews of the program. Georgia State alumni have been incredibly helpful when it comes to giving me their honest opinion of their time at the school and I think it helps to hear about a program directly from those who have attended. Check the links out below:


STEM Certified

I am pretty sure I mentioned this in the past, but the Georgia State MSF program is STEM certified. This is important for international students as it allows for additional time in this country through the OPT program. Any program not STEM certified at this point is doing their students a disservice.


FinTech Focus

This is something that I think GSU has been a leader in and really impresses me. The university has incorporated a number of academic as well as outside opportunities for students centered around the financial technology space.  There is a Financial Technology lab, providing students with Data analytics, machine learning, and AI, in addition to Python, blockchain, and smart contracts and access to Bloomberg and Wharton Research Data.  There is also an opportunity to obtain a FinTech Certificate with innovation studio experience. Credits earned pursuing this certificate can be applied to the MSF program as well.

More to follow everyone. Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season and look for more updates on this top ranked program in the new year.


Here is a link to the Georgia State University MSF Program


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