Are targets too expensive for you? Do you find yourself rifling through WSO thinking, "my non-target is not good enough?" Do you crave college football?
I could keep going, and you could keep nodding, but perhaps I have a solution.
MSF programs started taking flight in the 80's when Wharton started its Wall Street trade school. In the last decade, MSF programs have sprung up across the country offering traditional finance Masters and ones like Colombia's mathematics of finance. After scouring through recommendations on WSO, I've come up with an interesting set that won't necessarily break the bank, but might get you into one:
Ohio State University:
First year of existence, class of 50 students. 1 year program with specific IB coursework, 600+, Major recruiters: , Goldman, . Total cost: ~49,000
University of Florida:
Touts a 100% employment prior to graduating. 650+, Major IB recruiters: , , and Goldman usually grabs 1 student out of 25. Total cost: ~$20,000.
University of Alabama:
640+, Major IB recruiters: , , Lynch. Total cost: $22,000
The oldest of the bunch. 650+, class of 56 students. Total cost: $40,000
600+. Total cost: $26,000
I'll leave the usual ranking antics out, but its clear a lot of these graduates are coming out decently recruited. OSU's is brand new, and the other programs above are fairly young as well. Many more MSF programs are expected to turn up in the short future, and it seems as if Wall Street is taking notice.