The 3+1 Advantage
By fast-tracking students through the undergraduate curriculum and allowing them to use the fourth year to pursue a master’s degree, the 3+1 Finance Pathway maximizes the value to students’ careers while they are in college. It’s a win-win. The MSF program emphasizes valuation and asset management and is ideal for those targeting a coveted career as a financial analyst—whether at a ‘sell-side’ investment firm evaluating specific sectors/industries, a ‘buy-side’ investment house managing its own funds, an investment bank, or a corporate finance department. Plus, the MSF is STEM certified** and a CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Institute recognized program. The curriculum is designed to provide students with insights from state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical research in finance while actively engaging in quarterly professional development seminars.
International students: Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) certification currently makes graduates of the MSF program eligible to work in the United States for up to 36 months after graduation (instead of the standard 12-month optional practical training period).