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The Department of Finance at the Frank G. Zarb School of Business is just 25 miles from the financial capital of the world in New York City. Students will receive hands-on experience with the same technology and software used in the industry. The department master’s in science in quantitative finance ranked #35 in the nation and the master’s in science in finance program ranked #40 in the nation by The Financial Engineer. Students in the Department of Finance have access to:

  • The Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, one of the largest and most sophisticated academic trading rooms in the nation, equipped with 34 Bloomberg terminals and industry-standard databases. Bloomberg Essentials Program (BESS) designation is also offered through the Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room.
  • Courses taught by faculty with scholarly and practical experience, including many with the Chartered Financial Analyst designation – the gold standard in global finance.
  • Internships at leading institutions including Goldman Sachs, Capital One Bank and Northwestern Mutual.
  • Active, well-regarded student organizations –the Financial Management Association, the Investment Analysis Association, Hofstra Quants and Traders, Hofstra Investment Banking Association, and the ALPFA.
  • An annual Finance Seminar Series that brings in world-renowned scholars to discuss their research in an informal setting.
  • The Center for International Financial Services and Markets, which sponsors global conferences and speaker series. Recent conferences have focused on Microfinance, Impact Investing, Business Partnerships between the U.S. and China, and Compliance.
  • Five-year dual degree BBA/MBA and BBA/MS programs, saving students both time and money.

2016 MSF Ranking Top 50 The Financial Engineer2016 MSE Ranking Top 41 TFE Times

Great Wall of China

Elli Reid, a junior management major from Texas, spent six weeks living and working in China last summer. Even though she didn’t know the language. Even though she’d never traveled outside the U.S before. Oh - and then there was the bungee-jumping, even though she’s afraid of heights.

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