The Syracuse University MSF program has made some updates and I wanted to check back in on this degree as it consistently has a lot of interest considering the density of Syracuse alumni within the financial sector in NYC. Syracuse is a fairly well known University, especially in the north east and their MSF has been around for a while now. If you are looking for a New York based program this should be on your radar.
This is a 30-credit hour, in person, STEM designated program that students can complete in under a year or if they need longer there is a 16 and 21 month option. This gives you the opportunity to intern during the summer, something of value for both international students and non-business undergraduates.
Students are required to take 12 credit hours in the following 4 classes.
• Corporate Financial Policy & Strategy
• Investment Analysis
• Linear Statistical Models I: Regression Analysis OR Time Series Modeling and Analysis
• Financial Management
The remaining 18 credit hours can be taken as electives with at least 3 classes in finance and the remaining in other related areas (business analytics, mathematics, statistics, etc).
The application process is fairly standard and I have posted about it before. Currently, the GMAT/GRE is not required, although students can use this to help bolster their application if they are weaker in a certain area.
The Fall 2024 Application Deadlines are listed below:
- Early Deadline: Jan. 15
- Regular Deadline: March 15
- Final Deadline: April 15
Tuition is currently $1,872 per credit hour. This comes out to $56,160 for the 30 required credit hours (as of Nov 2023). There will be additional costs of attendance as well. This is fairly expensive, but the University provides scholarships and other ways to bring down this cost. I encourage all of you to ask admissions about various fellowships, grants and other ways to reduce tuition.
I couldn’t find much on placements, but I did manage to dig up a handful of notable employers from the career management page.
- Colliers International
The University has a nice student profile of a current MSF student. You can check it out here. Syracuse does a good job with the Big 4 accounting firms and there are a lot of alumni working on Wall Street. I would say that success from this MSF will come from effectively networking and taking routine trips to NYC to met with alumni in person. All doable as you are not far from the city (4 hours or so driving).
Here is a link to the Syracuse University MSF Program