Joining your peers from across global locations, you will become part of the accredited Global Master of Science in Finance (Global MSF) from the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University, with the same rigorous experience as the existing Northwood MSF program. You will complete the first year in an online format along with US-based students and then come to Michigan for a year of on-campus learning. Upon finishing the program, you will be eligible to participate in US OPT (Optional Practical Training) allowing you to stay in the US while you start your career in finance. The Global MSF positions you for opportunities in the world of finance and helps you grow as a leader shaping the future. You will learn about the role of financial institutions, the mechanics of financial intermediation, and the growth of digital channels from renowned faculty as well as experts. As a participant in the Global MSF program, you will utilize advanced methods to: analyse financial data; propose, structure and execute financial and operational strategies; and benchmark results and modify financial plans accordingly. You will develop the acumen to play an important role in the ever-changing and expanding world of global finance.
The program is engineered around the most advanced financial theories, quantitative models, and industry practices. It will prepare you to meet requirements across a broad range of modern career opportunities in sought-after established financial institutions, asset managers, consulting firms, investment and corporate banks, brokerage firms, financial data providers, ratings firms, hedge funds, venture capitalists, insurance companies, fintech, and more — from Fortune 500 companies to leading-edge boutiques as well as the emerging disruptors in digital finance.
Business is a vocation at Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School, built upon a foundation of ethics, responsibility and the benefits of free-enterprise. For over 25 years, the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University has prepared students for success as global business leaders. DeVos students develop critical thinking skills through problem-solving and collaboration rather than lectures and memorization. Our faculty have real industry experience that they use to guide class discussions and real world case studies.
The Global MSF program at the DeVos Graduate School will prepare you to build a career with a solid foundation in finance. A rigorous, hands-on curriculum offers you the chance to build a deep reservoir of finance knowledge and immediately put that knowledge to work in the world. You will develop a deep understanding of how markets work and a comprehensive range of quantitative finance skills, along with applied, problem-solving expertise.
The Global MSF program curriculum covers a breadth of areas so you can pursue your calling in diverse settings such as corporate finance, banking, financial services, fintech, insurtech, and many more. You will gain a skill set that employers today find invaluable, including:
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The Global MSF program degree is completed in 24 months. This format provides you with the flexibility to start the program in your home country while you continue to work.
This structure allows you to leverage your learning while continuing to work during the first year, transition to being a full-time student with a minimal career-break and pursue a broader set of new and exciting career opportunities upon the completion of the program.
The Global MSF program follows a rolling admissions (first-come, first-served) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received.
The first step is to fill out the online application and attach all required materials as outlined in the requirements below.
The admissions team will assess your application and advise you of the next steps including the need for an interview (if required).
The admissions committee will notify you with a decision once all the application requirements are completed.
For admissions support, we offer online office hours, an admissions checklist, and email and phone support to answer your questions.APPLY NOW
Applicants for direct admission to the degree program are required to have:
Degree applicants are required to submit an application for admission with these supporting materials:
Shortlisted candidates might be required to go through an interview before they are accepted into the program. This interview may be conducted in person or over the telephone.
If you have questions about the application process or eligibility, please send us an email.
Participants may qualify for scholarships upto USD 6000.
*The fees does not include transport expenses, any associated visa fees etc., material fees, books and accommodation. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.
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The Global MSF program cost is exclusive of instructional materials required for the completion of the program and other miscellaneous costs. Additional books are not included in the Global MS in Finance material fees.
Healthcare plan is available approximately USD 1279 for the on-campus year of the program.
Many participants who attend Northwood receive financial Aid. Available aid options vary from student to student based on circumstances.
If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, you might qualify for Federal Aid. To learn more please see our guide to FAFSA.
The aim of the scholarship programme is to provide outstanding candidates with an opportunity to study irrespective of their financial circumstances. Northwood offers significant scholarship funding to the most talented applicants for the Global MSF program.
All applicants for the Global MSF program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:
In addition, those who apply in round 1 are automatically considered for the Early Application Commitment Scholarship. Please add your statement for scholarship consideration as part of the online application.
The finance industry is broad, interesting, and challenging. If you like working with numbers and figuring out the story behind them, this might be a great career for you. Finance can open many doors to various career opportunities around the world, from financial management or insurance, to commercial banking and investment banking. Working in finance can be very rewarding – both financially and intellectually, with earning potential ranging massively depending on your experience, position, and the industry you work in.
Here are some relevant data points that give you a glimpse of a career in finance:
75% of Master of Finance programs reported increase in applications, with an increase of 115% in Master of Finance applications in 2020 compared to the previous year.
The demand of financial analysts will grow by 11% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.
Masters of Finance graduates in the USA are more likely to have higher employment opportunities with for-profit public, Fortune Global 100, and 500 companies compared to the previous year.
The finance industry offers some of the most rewarding careers. Employers include commercial banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, private equity firms, insurance companies, asset managers, investment banks, consulting companies, fintech companies, and many more.
*Source: Indeed.com, GMAC Application Trends Report 2020, GMAC Corporate Recruiter Survey 2019
During this two-year program, you will learn from faculty members who bring real-life executive experience and application-based scholarship to the class.
The Global MSF program is engineered around the most advanced financial theories, quantitative models, and industry practices. Participants in the Global MSF program will utilize advanced methods to: analyze financial data; propose, structure, and execute financial and operational strategies; and benchmark results and modify financial plans accordingly.
Our student body is very diverse. Northwood has a large international presence both at our U.S. locations and abroad. Following graduation, our alumni are at ease in complex, multi-cultural business environments with a professional network of friends from around the world.
At Northwood, we know who our students are, and we care about them. Our personalized learning communities include not only students, but the entire faculty, administration, and staff, who care deeply about all the students who have made Northwood their university of choice. Learning takes place in more than just the classroom. With a multitude of activities from which to choose, students realize significant personal and professional growth which, after graduation, will set them apart as they launch their careers.
A Northwood University education has many distinctive components. Everything we do at Northwood University is designed to help graduates take their places as future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.
Be it academic-based organizations like the Entrepreneurship Society, Collegiate DECA or Business Professionals of America (BPA) to Greek Life to service-based organizations like Circle K, Rotaract, the Student Athletic Advisory Council or Student Government Association, Northwood University has ways for students to be engaged and involved on campus and in the local community. These experiences help students learn first-hand, how businesses and people connect through shared experiences.
Northwood students graduate with a superior business education that gives them a foundation of understanding free markets, entrepreneurial endeavors, personal responsibility, and ethical behavior. And, NU students also graduate with the ability to effectively communicate their ideas, beliefs, and experiences in an effort to promote success in their own lives and in the lives of others. Through workshops and campus-life programming, students hone networking, interviewing and résumé writing skills putting them one more step ahead in a competitive job market.
One hallmark of the Northwood education is hands-on, experiential learning. Many of our academic programs enhance classroom learning with large-scale, active learning student-run projects. These events allow our students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real situations.
Many Northwood alumni earn their livelihoods in enterprises they own in whole or in part. While we offer a program in Entrepreneurship, our entire curriculum is focused on enterprise models and entrepreneurial achievements. Enterprise is a key tenet of our Mission, and we believe entrepreneurship is the essential element of our free market economy.
While our student-athletes are competing on the athletic fields as part of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC); many of our students also compete in academic arenas. Our national champion Mock Trial team has bested teams from Harvard, Georgetown, and Stanford while our Competitive Speech team, American Marketing Association, BPA, DECA, and American Advertising Federation student chapters regularly place in regional and national competitions.
On March 23, 1959, two young men with an idea, a goal, and a pragmatic philosophy to encompass it all, broke away from their careers in a traditional college structure to create a new concept in education.
Their visionary idea became a reality when Dr. Arthur E. Turner and Dr. R. Gary Stauffer enrolled 100 students at Northwood Institute. They envisioned a new type of university – one where the teaching of management led the way. While the frontiers of space were revealing their mysteries, Stauffer and Turner understood all endeavors – technical, manufacturing, marketing, retail, every type of business – needed state-of-the-art, ethics-driven management.
Time has validated the success of what these two young educators called “The Northwood Idea” – incorporating the lessons of the American free-enterprise society into the college classroom.
The University grew and matured; Northwood went from being an Institute to an accredited University, the DeVos Graduate School of Management was created and then expanded; the Adult Degree Program and its program centers expanded to over 20 locations in eight states; international program centers were formed in Malaysia, People’s Republic of China, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland; and significant construction like the campus Student Life Centers added value to the Northwood students’ experience. New endeavors such as Aftermarket Studies, entertainment and sports management and fashion merchandising, along with a campus partnership in Montreux, Switzerland, demonstrate an enriched experience for all our students.
Northwood University educates managers and entrepreneurs – highly skilled and ethical leaders. With more than 65,000 alumni and a vibrant future ahead, The Northwood Idea is thriving.
Northwood University believes it has a responsibility to its students and the industries and communities it serves to provide the highest standard of educational excellence possible. One measure of how well an educational institution meets this responsibility is in its accreditations and approvals by outside education associations and governmental interests. Because each Northwood location is served, at least partially, by different governmental agencies and academic accrediting bodies, and because all have been in existence for varying lengths of time, the accreditations and approvals may vary from one location to another.