Carnegie Mellon University

Student Experience

Our seamless program offers you a choice between two locations: an academic environment at our Pittsburgh location where most of our faculty reside or a professional environment at our New York City location where many of the job opportunities (and most of our alumni) are located. The two cities are a short, one-hour plane ride or six-hour drive away. Job recruiting can occur at either location and our students travel often between the two.

Whether you're in Pittsburgh or New York City, you will take the same courses, learn from the same professors and have access to the same student resources and career services. 

While most of our professors reside in Pittsburgh, they travel to the New York City location to teach at least twice during each seven-week course. Our professors are committed to meeting your needs regardless of their location, and both locations have full-time staff dedicated to academic advising, employment counseling and tech support.

Student Activities

The experience that you receive outside of the classroom is just as important to us, it is the connections you build with each other that support an engaging learning environment and make for friendships that last long after you graduate. We work with MSCF Class Representatives to organize events each Mini to promote a balanced student life. Whether it’s participating in a wine tasting event, visiting the Pittsburgh Opera or a group picnic at Central Park, MSCF Class Representatives and staff work closely with students to create an engaging environment and active student life.

As an MSCF student, you have the exclusive ability to join the Quantitative Finance Club (QFC). The QFC Club, working closely with MSCF Career Services, provides opportunities to participate in a number of student-led career activities and events. Since the QFC club is student-led, you have the option of becoming a student leader within the club, gaining leadership experience and the ability to interface directly with employers. QFC leaders are selected from both the Pittsburgh and New York City locations and take an active role in planning and executing employer site visits, organizing student-led mock interviews, and the ability to initiate additional programs which facilitate career preparation for all MSCF students.