Master's of the Financial Universe

The MS in Finance is growing in popularity, and the economic meltdown may create new opportunities for grads

When Rachel Gordon decided to pursue a master's degree at American University's School of International Service, she realized that she would need a more in-depth knowledge of finance if she wanted to pursue her interest in emerging markets. Having already graduated with an undergraduate business degree—Gordon was a marketing, accounting, and international business triple major at Northeastern University—the ambitious 25-year-old was wary of pursuing a general management degree like an MBA.

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