The Master of Science in Finance (MS) program is a rigorous 30 credit immersion in the quantitative and analytical methods and tools used throughout the financial sector.
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, after completing classroom coursework. Likewise, 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.
Director: Steve Firestone, Assistant Professor
Yi Lu, Assistant Professor
Gerard Pinto, Assistant Professor
Alex de Voogt, Associate Professor
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.
Among a variety of topics covered, explore the concept of exchange rates and how various currency instruments hedge risk.
- 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.)