Need help choosing your career path? With Suffolk’s MSF Alumni Mentoring Program, you’ll be matched with a successful finance professional who will offer career guidance and support to help you plan for the future. Contact Jonathan Ahern for more information.
Our Boston campus is just steps away from the financial district, but our connection runs much deeper. We have an extensive network of finance alumni and strong partnerships with leading corporations in the area.
Recognized by the CFA Institute, Suffolk’s MS in Finance (MSF) Program covers the key concepts on the CFA Level 1 Exam, setting you up to pass and advance your career. It also has an academic partnership with the Global Association of Risk Professionals, which means you’ll graduate ready to earn the elite Financial Risk Manager designation.
“Having the CFA designation opened doors for my career. I passed the first CFA exam just months after graduating from Suffolk’s MSF program. For many, this is the biggest challenge. But I had a competitive edge—a Suffolk MSF degree that prepared me for tough finance questions. There’s no doubt—I wouldn’t be a CFA without my Suffolk MSF.”— Morgynn Haggett, CFA, MSF 2010, Municipal Bond Trader, Bank of New York Mellon
What career path will you choose?
Add value to a business with your knowledge of corporate finance. Help fund projects, manage working capital, make acquisitions, and plan for the company’s financial future. Work for a large global company or a small business with high-growth potential.
Manage stocks, bonds, and/or derivatives for your clients as an asset manager. Be an expert with portfolio management, sales, security analysis, and research.
Of all the sectors in financial services, commercial banking employs the most people. Job opportunities are vast and include credit appraisal, mortgage services, account management, trust services, leasing, credit card banking, loan issuance, operational handling, and international finance and trade credit.
Investment banking helps companies and governments issue securities by forming a syndicate or network of investors. The leading investment banks include firms such as Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. There are many other regional investment banks. Typically, investment banking includes facilitation of mergers and acquisitions, seasoned equity offering, project financing, structured financing, derivatives, and equity and fixed income research.
Financial planners help people manage their money and plan for the future. They are knowledgeable about investments, income tax, estate tax, retirement, funding college education, and insurance. Some work independently, but many work for big corporations such as Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, and American Express. Increasingly, it pays to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
You have access to an extensive network of finance alumni around the world. Many of our graduates hold executive-level positions at top firms, such as Bain Capital, Putnam Investments, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, John Hancock Financial Services, BNY Mellon, Brown Brothers Harriman, and JPMorgan Chase.
They are vital resources to our students. If you’re seeking career advice, we can match you with an alumni mentor who will help guide you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our alumni also seek Suffolk University students for internships and full-time positions.
They even teach some of your courses. Robert Chatfield (MSF '95), owner/affiliate of Exit Strategy LLC, commutes two hours from Maine to share his real-world experience with our students. When asked why he does this, Chatfield's response is simply, "Isn’t this what you’d expect from an alumnus of a university that provides students with so much opportunity? This is what makes a Suffolk alumnus more than just a graduate – you become part of a family."
We also host an annual networking reception that brings together 100+ students, alumni, faculty, and industry leaders. Last year’s reception featured remarks from Suffolk MBA alumnus Kenneth Taubes, executive vice president and chief investment officer at Pioneer Investments, US.