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Masters of Fraud: Andrew Caspersen

‘With great power comes great responsibility’. But sometimes that power is grossly abused. This is the case with the newest member of our Masters of Fraud series, Andrew Caspersen. A prominent banker, Caspersen concocted a bogus investment scheme that defrauded investors of $38 million.1 The total could have been much worse. Some of this money [...]

March 20th, 2017|

3 Big Companies Actively Hiring MBAs

Finance jobs are notoriously competitive. Considering the high demand, employers can be picky with new hires. Recently, Wall Street and Corporate America have shown a willingness to hire, and pay up for, MBA graduates. These professionals have demonstrated the ambition to improve their careers while learning the necessary business skills for today’s financial jobs. We [...]

March 8th, 2017|

The MSF Degree Fit: Do I Belong?

A Master of Science in Finance degree can provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to quickly elevate your career and achieve your desired professional success.  This highly specialized degree equips students with a superior set of advanced financial skills that brings value to corporations and organizations of all sizes. The expertise acquired through [...]

March 5th, 2017|

Help Wanted: Financial Advisor

It’s no surprise that a strong stock market is good for the financial planning industry. As markets rise, so do portfolio values. And since financial advisors are typically paid a percentage of assets under management, that means more compensation. In fact, the demand for financial advisors is so great that banks are finding it difficult [...]

March 1st, 2017|

Women in Finance Series: Kathryn Crecelius

The newest addition to our Women in Finance series is Kathryn Crecelius, the former Chief Investment Officer of Johns Hopkins University’s endowment fund. Ms. Crecelius was brought in to oversee the endowment in 2005, after a lengthy career at high-profile organizations including Brown Brothers Harriman, Bank of Boston and M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). She [...]

February 26th, 2017|

Dow 20,000: Will a Rising Tide Lift all Boats?

In case you haven’t heard, the stock market is on an absolute tear. It doesn’t matter which benchmark you’re referring to-the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, tech-heavy NASDAQ, Dow Transports and small-cap Russell 2000 indexes have all reached new highs. We take a look at what impact this historic bull run is having on [...]

February 21st, 2017|

Deloitte Careers

When you think of Deloitte, you probably think of plain-vanilla tax and accounting services. While the firm does have expertise in this area (they are a Big 4 accounting firm after all) they have become much more. Deloitte is actually the world’s largest management consulting firm and has taken steps to grow this area of its [...]

February 15th, 2017|

A Day in the Life: Financial Reporting Accountant

By Jessica Scheck, MBA What is financial reporting? Accountants that work in the financial reporting field perform an essential role in guaranteeing the accuracy of an organization’s financial status as presented in the annual report. There are four financial statements that are most commonly prepared for use by both internal and external parties: balance sheet, [...]

February 8th, 2017|

Pursuing CalPERS Careers

If you live or work in California, you’ve probably heard of the California Public Employees Retirement System, known as ‘CalPERS’. It is the largest public pension fund in the U.S. with combined assets of approximately $307 billion.1 It serves nearly 2 million ‘members’, mostly current or former employees of the State of California.2 This retirement [...]

February 6th, 2017|

IPO Market for 2017

The staying power of this bull market is quite remarkable. U.S. equity markets have staged an epic comeback, tripling off their financial crisis lows. The large cap tech index, NASDAQ 100, has actually quintupled. Oddly, the initial public offering, IPO, market hasn’t received similar vigor. Back in the late 1990s, the IPO market was red [...]

February 2nd, 2017|