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Fields of Study
Our Philosophy &
Whether studying in Pittsburgh, New York or via distance learning, all students benefit from the renowned culture of interdisciplinary innovation at Carnegie Mellon University.
The MSCF degree is delivered simultaneously to Full-Time and Part-Time students in New York and Pittsburgh. Full-time staff dedicated to academic advising, employment counseling and technology are located at both of our campus locations. The proximity of the two cities (approximately 60 minutes flying time) allows for a regular exchange of people, student services and alumni networking opportunities.
Each location has its advantages. The Pittsburgh program is housed in the Tepper School of Business where students network with the MBA students; the New York program is close to where many finance jobs are located and many of our alumni. In addition, the New York part-time students bring a wealth of relevant job experience to the classroom. Notwithstanding the two locations, the MSCF program is seamless in its design and execution.
Access to Faculty
One of the hallmarks of the MSCF program is our highly-dedicated faculty. Most are based in Pittsburgh and work with New York students through in-person visits and interactive video-conferencing. Typically, the instructor is present in New York for two of the seven lectures in each seven-week course. Faculty arrange their visits to include "office hours," especially before exams, so that students have the opportunity individually and in small groups to meet with faculty.
Courses also have a website on which assignments are posted and where students can post questions and engage interactively with the professor and other students. Faculty remain in New York following each lecture for discussion and social events. Faculty are also present in New York for other MSCF events, including orientation dinners, graduation dinners and alumni reunions.
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