Drew’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance (MS) program is a rigorous 30 credit immersion in the quantitative and analytical methods and tools used in financial services today.
Building on Drew’s two decades of success with our unique Wall Street Semester and strong ties to the financial services industry, MS students receive the training and credentials needed to succeed in careers in a variety of organizations, including banks, financial firms, global corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits.
Unique to the Drew MS in Finance program, participating students will have opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills through financial internships, in the real world, while completing classroom coursework. Mentors work with students in diverse areas such as municipal bond research, derivatives trading, and private equity, and each student has the opportunity to network with NYC-based financial institutions while studying at Drew.
A team-based portfolio management assignment occurs during the capstone which allows students to present asset allocation recommendations to a panel of industry practitioners and financial experts. Drew’s co-curricular programming includes guest lectures and trips into NYC to visit financial firms, regulators, and even nonprofits centered on promoting ethical financial behavior and financial literacy.
Drew’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance program with a concentration in Financial Engineering is a rigorous, 30-credit immersion in advanced finance. Students will learn how to apply finance, mathematics, programming, and engineering methods to build models and solve complex financial problems. Across the financial markets, there is a growing need for
financial engineering skills in algorithmic trading, risk management, securitization, and derivatives. Drew students will be leading that change forward.
Drew’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Finance program with a concentration in Investment Management is a rigorous, 30-credit immersion into investments. This concentration emphasizes expertise in financial statement analysis, investment ethics, and advanced portfolio management techniques. Last year, Drew’s Master of Science in Finance Program fielded competitive teams for the CME Group University Trading Challenge and the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Investment Challenge. Graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of organizations, such as retail and institutional investment management, trading, and other investment-related services.
Recent internships include: Recursion Co., NextGen Strategic Advisors, New Jersey Department of the Treasury, DriveWealth, Fairfield Advisors, Finlay Parker Holdings, StratoBridge Asset Management, National Municipal Research, Brean Capital, and WBB Asset Management.
Recent full time placements include: Morningstar, BNY Mellon, Chubb, Bank of America, KPMG, Pagaya Investments, State Farm, Colliers, Toorak Capital Partners, Creatd, L’Oréal, Wiss & Company, Aon, Chengtay, Panasonic, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and China Minsheng Bank.
Director: Steve Firestone, Associate Professor of Finance, Associate Chair – Department of Business
Director of Finance: Sarah Abramowitz, John H. Evans Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
Yi Lu, Assistant Professor
Hamed Yousefi, Assistant Professor
Alex de Voogt, Associate Professor
Drew University has become the latest school to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP). Drew’s Master of Science in Finance program has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct within the program. These programs position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world. Drew’s entry into the CFA Institute UAP signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that Drew’s curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to prepare students to sit for the CFA exams. Through participation in this program, Drew is also eligible to receive a limited number of CFA Program Student Scholarships each year.
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The academic partnership will provide students in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies’ Master in Finance program access to scholarships, highly regarded certification programs, research fellowship opportunities and a global network of more than 200,000 certified professionals.
“GARP is very pleased to announce the addition of Drew University to the GARP Partnership for Risk Education. The Master of Finance degree offered by the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies is a highly rigorous program. The program is supported by top-notch faculty with strong connections to the New York City financial community. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in its approach and is designed for direct application in the financial sector. Students matriculating in this program will be well positioned to pursue the FRM designation and to assume strategic roles within the global risk management industry.” – William May, Global Head of Certifications and Educational Programs, GARP
The required courses below may be waived based on prior undergraduate coursework.
Introduces different types of digital assets, commonly called cryptocurrencies, and how they may be used to optimize investment portfolios.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- GRE or GMAT scores optional
- Personal statement
In addition to submitting either GMAT or GRE scores, students must have completed undergraduate coursework in calculus, statistics and principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some or all of these prerequisites may be waived based on prior undergraduate coursework.
Students must officially apply to the MS in Finance program during the final semester of their senior year of undergraduate study. (Applications from recent graduates will also be considered.)