New York Campus

The New York MSCF campus is located at 55 Broad Street in downtown Manhattan, just a few doors down from the NYSE and such well-known names as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Bank of New York Mellon. Because of its location, students who attend the New York campus have networking and business connections at their fingertips.

Our New York campus features three large classrooms, a number of offices and conference rooms, a recreation room, two pantries, and a large lobby and welcome area for hosting events and alumni receptions. The New York MSCF student class averages between 45 - 50. Our students, and many of our alumni, are located throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and work in New York's financial districts - midtown, downtown or across the river in Jersey City.

Two week-long recruiting events are held in New York each year - one in the fall for MSCF students seeking full-time positions after their December graduation and one just after the first of the year for those seeking summer internships. These are formal interview sessions, combined with casual networking socials, allowing our current students the opportunity to network with alums, many of whom are working with the major financial firms headquartered in the city and surrounding areas.

The NYC MSCF campus is often host to our Friday lunch-time Speaker Series, at which respected practitioners come to speak to our students and alums about career paths and the practical applications of quantitative finance in the industry. Pittsburgh students participate in the speaker series via live broadcast.


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  • Differences between the New York and Pittsburgh Campuses

    While students at both the New York and Pittsburgh campuses complete the same courses and share the same professors, the main attraction to the New York campus is the location. Because of its proximity to the Financial District and NYSE, students have the markets and networking at their fingertips. Alternatively, Pittsburgh's campus, because of its location within Carnegie Mellon University, provides for more of the traditional academic environment. MSCF Professors reside in Pittsburgh and travel to the New York campus to teach at least twice during their seven-week course.
  • New York City

    Who hasn’t heard of New York City? New York is the money capital of the world. It’s the home of the NYSE and the United Nations. The city that never sleeps has a wealth of entertainment to offer, from Sports (Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Jets, Giants…to name a few!) to live musicals and plays, incredible museums and fine cuisine from around the world. And we’d be remiss if we didn’t at least mention the shopping…

    And when you’ve had your fill of the fast paced city life you’ll find that “the great outdoors” is just, well, outside your door. New York State boasts beautiful mountains for skiing, an ocean, lakes and rivers for swimming and sailing, and quaint, historic villages everywhere, for relaxing or just catching up on some American history. New Jersey and Connecticut are both home to famous seaside towns, and Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains are a short ride away.

  • Cost of Living

    It’s no secret that rent in NYC is high - very high, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be found, it just takes some time and patience and a little flexibility. If you simply MUST live “in the city” then be prepared to spend anywhere from $1300 per month for a small studio to $3000 for a nice-sized one bedroom. (Roomates, anyone? An excellent idea!) One great resource for apartment hunting here is Craigslist, a virtual bulletin board for everything New York that is updated daily and is thought by many to have the best deals around. Other places to check out are the New York Times and The Village Voice. Beware, if you plan on employing a “broker” to assist in your housing search, be sure to ask for their fee up front. These fees can be quite steep but entirely worth it to get that special apartment.

    If you are willing to live “outside the city” things lighten up quite a bit. The Broad Street campus is at the lower tip of Manhattan, very close to Brooklyn, Staten Island and Jersey City, all of which are accessible by a short (10-15 minute) ferry ride. Once you have your housing squared away, you will find that most other things have a broader range of price. New York is known for its restaurants and small corner markets both of which allow its residents to “eat cheap” or dine in style.

    For affordable temporary housing consider Jazz on the Park hostels.

  • Transportation

    Getting around New York is an exciting adventure of its own. The city boasts a mass transit system to rival most others, with a world famous Subway system, buses if you prefer to travel above ground, taxis if you are looking for a wild ride and ferries if you need to cross either of the surrounding rivers. Of course, the best way to see and learn the city is to travel the way most New Yorkers do - by foot. There is so much to see everywhere you turn, every neighborhood is worth a good stroll when getting to know the city. And yes, people do drive here, but the traffic and parking restrictions (not to mention parking prices!) are enough to make most folks leave their cars at home.

  • Safety

    New Yorkers are, for the most part, a friendly, approachable bunch. They are likely to give you their life story along with directions. In many ways, New York is no different than any major city in the US - there is some crime, sure, but there is also an amazing law enforcement organization. Crimes rates are down, the streets are safer and the overall sense of a strengthened community make NYC a more comfortable place to be.

    The 55 Broad Street campus, with its close proximity to the NYSE, enjoys a heightened level of security for which we are grateful. There is a 24-hour concierge in the lobby, and admittance to the building is by issued electronic building passes only. Although most of the businesses in the immediate area are closed by the time classes let out in the evening, the streets are well patrolled and very well traveled, with area restaurants still bustling into the wee hours of the morning.

  • Climate

    Ah, New York City weather. Let’s just say, we get it all! It’s hot and humid in the summer, cold and slushy in the winter, and spring and fall are gorgeous but fleeting. Average summer high temperature is about 82.6 degrees, and the average winter low temperature is 22.2 degrees. New York City doesn’t usually get the same amount of snowfall as its neighboring suburbs to the west and north, but you will definitely want your wool coat, hat and gloves. And summer in the city finds many a pedestrian popping in and out of stores just for the air conditioning. But regardless of the climate there is always something “cool” (or hot) to do. Whether they’re ice skating at Rockefeller Center or Central Park, or taking in the sights and an ocean breeze at Coney Island, New Yorkers are a busy bunch and they don’t let the weather slow them down.

  • Entertainment

    It’s hard to know where to begin. The theatre?  An art museum? Zoos? Sports? You name it, New York City has it, and it’s all worth doing. Feast your eyes on a few of these sites: