Finance@Drew

 

Finance

Master of Science in Finance

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.

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, Chubb, Bank of America, Pagaya Investments, State Farm, Colliers, Toorak Capital Partners, Creatd, L’Oréal, Wiss & Company, Aon, Chengtay, Panasonic, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and China Minsheng Bank.

Full-Time Faculty

Director: Steve Firestone, Assistant Professor
Yi  Lu, Assistant Professor
Gerard Pinto, Assistant Professor
Alex de Voogt, Associate Professor

Adjunct Faculty

David Anderson
F. Michael Hussain
John Nolan

Drew University Welcomed Into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CFA INSTITUTE PARTNERSHIP

Drew University has partnered with the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), a leading organization in the risk management industry.

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

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GARP PARTNERSHIP

Drew professors really care about their students and are willing to sacrifice their time to help. Professor Firestone spent his free time talking with me, answering my career questions, and providing valuable insight whenever I needed advice—even after I graduated. I wouldn’t be in my current position without his help. ”
Ping-Hua (Kevin) Chiu G’19
Options Trader, Tetrion Capital

Prerequisites

The required courses below may be waived based on prior undergraduate coursework.

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • Introduction to Programming (Financial Engineering Concentration only)

Full-Time (One-Year Option)
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Part-Time (Two-Year Option)
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At all levels, the professors at Drew are truly mentors. They understand the culture of a classroom really begins with their attitude, interest in the topic, and classroom policies. Every teacher I have had the pleasure of coming in contact with at Drew absolutely cares and conducts their classroom as an all-inclusive environment. ”
Mitchell Weiser G’19
Acquisitions Analyst, CREC Capital (Colliers Intl)