So, I've been admitted into this very new Masters program at Columbia Business School - Masters of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis. 2017 would be the program's first batch to enrol.
A lot of you guys are quite switched on, hence I'd be very keen to hear your views
-It's taught by some very well known, well credentialed and well respected accounting, finance and value investing professionals at Columbia.
-The courses look more finance related and accounting theory and quantitative based as opposed to purely accounting, which is what you may find in a MS in Accounting at say NYU.
-It's at Columbia, a top Ivy, therefore in NYC, therefore at the centre of business.
- Opportunity for funds in NYC
- Columbia is where value investing as an academic discipline commenced. The principles of value investing and accounting are very applicable to both business and investment analysis
- 1 year program
- Courses are often taken together with PHD students. Columbia's PHD students are undoubtedly top tier
- the program is stated to be between a regular masters and a phd in terms of academic rigour.
- Not sure of the market's awareness of this program given that it's so new. GSB's other Masters in Science programs are quite well regarded; often enrolling just 10 or so students out of a pool of 400 plus applicants, leading to a selectivity rate higher than most elite MBAs, including Columbia's!
- Overshadowed by Columbia's MBA students and to a lesser extent by NYU's.
I'd be looking for Associate level jobs in buy side and sell side firms in NYC during and post graduation
Thanks guys, appreciate your views.