Within the upcoming year, the Carlson School of Management will admit up to 25 students to its new Master of Science in Finance Program.

The curriculum imparts advanced tools used in business and financial markets to prepare professionals to interpret and act on complex financial information. In addition to business fundamentals, students will hone proficiency in cutting-edge software and databases including Bloomberg, Factset, CRSP, Compustat, Matlab, Excel VBA, and ModelRisk.

Recent college graduates and early career professionals with strong math or engineering skills can leverage what they learn to reach the next step in their career more quickly.

“There aren’t many options to get a one-year master’s degree. With this program, students will get deeper skills and accelerate their careers by five or six years,” says Associate Dean of MBA Programs Stephen Parente.

The Carlson School’s position in Minneapolis offers students connections to a thriving finance community. The Minneapolis-St. Paul business community is home to leading organizations that span the banking, insurance, and securities and investment services industries. Among the top 15 employers in Minnesota, four are leading finance and insurance corporations.

The curriculum also includes an experiential learning component that challenges student teams to work on projects posed by local firms and to present their findings to these firms.

The MS in Finance Program begins in summer 2016. Early career professionals or recent college graduates with math or engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admission.

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