Carnegie Mellon University

Student Experience

Our seamless program offers you a choice between two locations: our New York City location, a block down from the New York Stock Exchange, and our Pittsburgh location, Carnegie Mellon’s main academic hub. Regardless of the location, students receive the same instruction from world-class faculty and professional support from a career services staff focused solely on the needs of our MSCF students.

Unlike online programs, MSCF has live instruction that originates from either location. Course sessions are broadcast to the alternate classroom in high-definition video with full two-way audio and video to enable easy-flowing interaction between professors and students. Faculty teach in New York twice every seven weeks and remain in New York following the lectures for discussion and social events. All lectures are streamed live and captured electronically for review throughout the duration of the semester. Office hours are available at both locations.

Students receive the same level of career services support in both locations. Our four-person, full-service MSCF Career Office includes a knowledgeable career counselor at each campus assisting students with career planning, resume development, networking, interview preparation and salary negotiation. Employer recruiting occurs at both locations; employment outcomes are similar at both locations.

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.