Hi! I am a newbie to WSO and an international student looking to pursue a pre-experience masters degree related to Finance in the US. Now I've received three offers from:
Uni of Maryland(Smith) - Master of Quantitative Finance(STEM)
-New program. The curriculum is not that quant as it resembles the MSF program with 6 extra credits of math and programming courses(Stochastics etc)
-Options to go 11, 16, 20 months of duration so a summer internship will be possible. Location is near DC.
WUSTL(Olin) - Master of Science in Finance ( Wealth & Asset Management Track) (Non-Stem)
-New track in 2017 but it shares curriculum and resources with the old Corporate Finance track.
-Not quant. 11 months program.
-Non-stem will be a nightmare to international students.
Uni of Rochester(Simon) - Master of Science in Finance(STEM)
-Well-discussed on WSO.
-18 months program.
My previous background
-Overseas undregrad uni.
-Three internships. Two securities companies(Equity Research/Institutional Sales), one private equity(Equity investment)
As I am planning to barge into Corp fin or similar jobs that would be reasonable to get in as a graduate from one of these programs,
(I was thinking about crossing WUSTL off of that list for non-stem but it was highly praised on WSO, which held back my thought.)
Honestly seeking advice on how to choose from the three. Please leave financial matters aside as it is not my priority in this selection.