Suffolk’s MS in Finance (MSF) is unique—it’s designed to help you build your career and position yourself for advancement. Its practical, hands-on curriculum was recently recognized as the only program in New England that’s both a member of the CFA Institute University Recognition Program and a GARP Academic Partner.

Recognized by CFA Institute

As an MSF student, your courses cover many of the key concepts on the CFA Exam, setting you up to pass. The CFA designation is widely considered the most respected investment designation in the world.

“The CFA designation has given me the credibility I needed, and it has played a fundamental role in my career development,” says Sorin Codreanu, MSIE ’01, MSF ’04, who is now CFO at Geode Capital Management. “I reached my goal sooner than I thought I would.”

GARP Partnership

Suffolk’s partnership with GARP (the Global Association of Risk Professionals) means your risk management courses put you on track to earn the elite Financial Risk Manager designation, which is valued by top employers across diverse businesses.

For alumnus Dana Wiklund, the MSF program offered a deeper understanding of risk management that was essential to his career growth. “As a professional working in the field of risk management, Suffolk's MSF brought me to a new level quantitatively, which has enabled me to continuously innovate in my career in banking and risk,” said Wiklund, who is a vice president at TD Bank.