The University of Miami Masters in Finance program is one of the most well known MSF’s in Florida and with all of the employment and population growth that the state has been experiencing recently I thought it would be a perfect time to write an update on this Masters in Finance program. Enjoy!
I have written about this before so I will be brief, but this is an in person or online program, STEM-designated, consisting of 35 credit hours. The on campus option is held at the Herbert Business School located in Coral Gables, Florida. This area is beautiful and very close to downtown Miami (Brickell).
From the website: “Students can customize their experience by selecting course clusters, such as Financial Analytics, Fintech, Corporate Finance, Investment & Portfolio Management, International Finance, Psychology of Financial Markets, Real Estate Investment, Sustainable Finance, and Wealth Management.”
Anyone who has been to South Florida recently can attest to the amount of growth as well as international essence the city has. If you are interested in real estate, international finance, Fintech, Wealth Management, and anything else, this is a great area to study and work.
The MSF has rolling admissions and two start dates (Spring and Fall). For the Spring start, applicants are encouraged to apply well in advance of the Dec. 1 in order to receive the most favorable scholarship chances. For a Fall start applicants have a final deadline of July 1st. International students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $84,735. This is $2,421 per credit hour (35 credits to graduate). Applicants are automatically eligible for a number of scholarships and grants at the time of application submission.
The application requirements are standard – resume, essays, recommendations, GMAT/GRE, transcripts, etc. It mentions that requests to waive the GMAT/GRE are done on a case by case basis.
I could not find a career report or anything detailing placements by class year. The website does have a small selection of hiring firms that Miami MSF’s went to. These are listed below:
- JP Morgan
- Goldman Sachs
- EY (Ernst & Young)
- Banco Santander
- IDB Bank
- Nomura International
- Alliance Bernstein
- Royal Caribbean Group
I personally have worked with IDB down in Miami (now Valley National Bank). I am sure this list is just a small sampling as there are a large number of banks and F500 firms based in South Florida with more growing every day. The University has a large number of alumni outside of Florida as well.
There is an online option that I mentioned above, but the program is set up differently than the in person MSF so I will do a separate post on that option another time. Great that the university has both options for students to choose from, especially since there are few online MSF’s available.
I will try and find out more information on this program. Miami is hot right now and this MSF should be getting more attention. Stay tuned.
Here is a link to the University of Miami Masters in Finance Program