Masters of Science in Financial Services
In 1933, the Glass-Steagall Act was passed creating a virtual wall between commercial banking and investment banking. Banks were kept from doing business on Wall Street and Wall Street stayed out of the banking business. Then, in November of 1999, the move to change this system, which began brewing in the 1980's, succeeded ... the Glass-Steagall Act was repealed. Today the consequences of this repeal is a wide-open financial marketplace with an attempt at "one-stop shopping" for all financial needs. This changing marketplace has created an opportunity for a new breed of professionals with very different academic needs. Through the offerings in a unique curriculum under a Masters of Science in Financial Services, Saint Joseph's University is well prepared to meet those needs. Saint Joseph’s University has developed the regions’ first Masters of Science in Financial Services. It gives professionals the tools, theory, practice and knowledge necessary to be a financial services leader.
Students who graduate with an MSFS degree will be well prepared to meet the growing needs of financial institutions to better serve their customers.
Curriculum and Course Descriptions