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The Earning Potential That Comes with a Master’s Degree in Finance

The Awesome Earning Potential of a Master's Degree in Finance (MSF) (Hint: Average Salaries Starting at $80,000) Thinking about continuing your education in finance? You should. And the fact that the consumer financial service industry alone is a multi-trillion-dollar industry is a good enough reason. A whopping $6.6 trillion revenue every year. This is impressive, [...]

2018-07-23T14:25:21-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Accenture Careers: Employer Spotlight

Here’s a look inside consulting giant Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) which has become one of the largest consulting companies in the world. Domiciled in Ireland since 2009, the firm has nearly 400,000 employees spread around the globe (roughly half located in India). The firm is a prestigious destination for aspiring finance professionals. Accenture Careers Broadly [...]

2018-09-21T15:11:58-04:00September 21st, 2018|

Spotlight: 5 Careers The University of Scranton’s Online MSF Prepares You For

Spotlight: The University of Scranton's Online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) -- and the Careers It Prepares You For. Innovation in technology has made many aspects of our lives easier. But it has also created significant shifts in the workforce. Jobs are changing rapidly, which means that occupations that are profitable today might not [...]

2018-10-12T15:11:05-04:00August 1st, 2018|

3 Crypto Careers in Finance

Many believe cryptocurrencies are the future of money.  We discussed their arcane potential two years ago and today they have become quite mainstream. The media coverage has helped induce a buying frenzy among the public, evident with the hyperbolic price moves in bitcoin, the most popular digital currency. As a refresher, cryptocurrencies (such as bitcoin, ripple, [...]

2018-01-30T16:30:24-05:00January 30th, 2018|

2018 Financial Industry Career Outlook

Good times abound in the financial industry. Continued rising of financial markets is a tide that lifts all boats. We expect 2018 to be another strong year, but there are some areas within finance that should fare better than others. On the Rise Trading While a contrarian pick, we believe trading may see a significant [...]

2018-01-12T16:08:56-05:00January 12th, 2018|

Why Earning a Finance Degree in 2018 is a Good Decision

Why Earning a Finance Degree in 2018 is a Good Decision Are you thinking of continuing your education in finance in 2018? Here's why you should earn a finance degree in 2018.   The financial industry is growing. It needs people like you who can solve problems, spot opportunities and create win-win scenarios for all [...]

2019-02-28T09:52:54-05:00December 29th, 2017|

2017 Bonuses in the Financial Industry: A Mixed Bag

Despite a steadily improving economy, historically low unemployment and record corporate profits, bonuses for year ending 2017 are expected to be rather unimpressive. A nationwide survey of human resource professionals by job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, showed that just 39% of companies plan on implementing either a companywide or performance-based bonus for 2017, [...]

2017-12-17T18:49:37-05:00December 17th, 2017|

Paradise Lost: Offshore Tax Havens

Brought to you by Utica College - Online MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management Regular readers know we report on fraudulent activity in business and finance regularly, with articles ranging from Ponzi schemes to rogue trading. Another area we’ve highlighted is the use of offshore tax havens in exotic locales, often islands in the [...]

2017-12-12T15:48:33-05:00December 12th, 2017|

Sexual Harassment: A Risk Management Nightmare

The deluge of recent sexual harassment reports is extremely disturbing. Multiple accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein have opened up a Pandora’s Box of alleged abuses by actors, athletes, financiers, politicians, comedians and journalists. On a human level, sexual harassment victims are often left traumatized by the incident. From a business standpoint, these scandals are [...]

2017-11-30T22:16:23-05:00December 1st, 2017|

Paying for your MSF Degree

So you’ve decided to go back for a Masters in Finance, or MSF degree - smart choice. Graduate degree holders typically experience lower unemployment, greater job satisfaction and higher compensation. This is especially true for the MSF-ranked by Monster as the second highest paying Master’s degree, with median pay of $120,000 per year.1 So why doesn’t [...]

2017-11-27T17:16:27-05:00November 27th, 2017|