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Warren Park, MS in Finance Student

Brown University graduate Warren Park has been in minority business development in San Francisco and he's worked as an analyst, and speech writer for the South Korean of Ministry of Finance. While in Korea for the first time for his new job, he started thinking about a graduate degree. And the MS in Finance program - twelve months long with a great reputation and an excellent faculty - was the perfect match. "The fact that this is a one-year program made it an attractive opportunity," says Park.

The MSF provides a unique learning experience by joining classroom studies and practical contact with the financial world. The intensive 12-month programs provides participants with an immersion into finance-related studies but requires a minimum of time away from their employment or other opportunities.

Real-world relevancy is incorporated into the curriculum through the practicum program that pairs students with finance companies to work on a business problem during the January semester break. It's a winning combination that gives the students experience, business contacts, and consulting experience.

The MSF program also offers its students options through the half-semester, intensive classes that offer students a chance to customize their program by studying a particular area in depth or learning about a wider range of finance topics. Additional advantages include Bloomberg certification, CFA preparation, visiting executive speaker series, and field trips to leading companies.

The College of Business at Illinois is one of the premier business programs in the country. Outstanding faculty, world-class corporate partners, and smart and challenging students combine for an educational experience that is second to none. The College offers an MBA, Executive MBA, and MS degrees in finance and in technology management. Multiple graduate degrees in accountancy are offered. Each of the three academic departments offers a PhD. A degree from Illinois is a smart investment in a bright future.

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