dcsimg

Masters in Finance School Rankings

Masters in Finance School Rankings

Virtually every university that offers a Master's in Finance degree does so through the business school. In most cases the degree is an MBA with a "major," or area of concentration in finance. Many schools also offer an MBA in Accounting and Finance. At the masters degree level finance is inextricably tied to business and business education. Most business schools do have a Department of Finance within the school that has some degree of autonomy with regard to the PhD program in Finance and that provides the faculty guidance for business majors who are focusing on finance as an area of emphasis. The schools we have ranked as the top institutions in the country come from the annual survey of American universities, colleges and graduate schools published by US News and World Report.

  1. University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business has enjoyed the top ranking in the area of graduate level education in finance for many years. Many journals in the academic world rate the finance faculty at Wharton as the best in the world. Finance is the most popular of the eighteen majors offered in the MBA program at Wharton, in part because of the desire among many MBA students in this top tier school to migrate to Wall Street. Many students also join the ranks with business consulting firms, or pursue careers in corporate finance, focusing on strategic areas such as mergers and acquisitions.
  2. University of Chicago Booth School of Business offers two MBA majors related to finance, one of which is clearly designed to match the state of the art practices in securities trading, the design of financial instruments and the business practices of hedge funds. That degree is a MBA with an area of concentration in Finance Analytics. Of necessity this choice requires extended study of the software programs and database tools used for the split second trades practiced in financial markets today. There is also a traditional MBA in Finance offered at Booth, preparing the student for a broader range of career options. The Booth MBA program has great flexibility for both full time and part time participation.
  3. New York University Stern School of Business has twenty three choices for a major in the MBA program and five of them are finance based, reflecting the specialization that is occurring in the business world for this professional area. The MBA in Financial Instruments & Analytics includes a substantial dose of software and IT studies, designed for students who wish to work in the hedge fund and trading house businesses. The MBA in Corporate Finance is for students interested in moving up the ladder to work as a senior financial analyst or CFO. The MBA in Financial Systems and Analytics focuses on overall market structure and the IT tools used for market analysis. There is also the standard MBA in Finance and a MBA in Global Finance.
  4. Stanford University offers a Masters in Financial Mathematics that is separate from the school's MBA program. The forty five credit course of study includes six elective courses, several of which are taught at the Graduate School of Business. The required courses and most of the electives are in math, statistics, computer science, economics, and management engineering. The MBA program does not offer a major in Finance, but does have a set of second year elective courses for Entrepreneurship that is heavily weighted with finance classes.
  5. University of California/Berkeley has a MBA program that includes a major in Finance. The school includes finance as one of seven basic areas of concentration and as with many of the eastern schools, finance is the most popular choice of major among incoming MBA students. The degree has some diversity however, as only twenty five percent of the graduates from the Haas School of Business at Berkeley enter the financial services industry.
Find more related information:
Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            Master - Professional Accounting
            • The Master of Professional Accounting program is specifically designed to meet the educational requirements of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.
            • Prepare for a leadership role in public accounting, corporate accounting, government accounting, and other fields.
            • Stay abreast of changes to financial laws and regulations with a program that is regularly revised by industry experts to keep pace with current trends.
            • Students in the Master of Professional Accounting program get access to Wiley CPAexcel’s Video Gold Medal Course at a significant discount to fully prepare for the CPA exam.
            • Each of our courses is 100% online, with no fixed class times or locations. All you need is an internet connection. Wherever you are, you’re already on campus.
            • Our programs are built for working adults. You complete coursework on your schedule, in your own time. Complete assignments and projects when it’s most convenient for you.
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MBA Finance

            See What’s Possible When You Earn a Degree at Florida Tech 100% Online

            Whatever your motivation for considering an undergraduate or graduate degree, Florida Tech offers programs online that can meet your needs. Here are a few reasons Florida Tech may be the right choice for you.

            • Online Courses
            Master of Business Administration - Finance Specialization

            LSU Shreveport is a proud member of the acclaimed LSU University System. With LSUS, you can find the graduate program that fits your lifestyle and your career goals. You can open the door to new career opportunities without putting your life on hold.

             

            • Online Courses
            MBA - Finance
            Good for Working Adults
            • Ranked one of the Best for Vets schools in Military Times Edge magazine’s 2013 “Best for Vets” edition.
            • Offers MUSE (My Unique Student Experience), a content delivery system that gives students the option to watch, view, read or listen to required course materials.
            • Allows students to complete courses at whatever pace they want.
            • Provides IntelliPath, a proprietary learning technology that lets students learn at their own pace.
            • A DANTES-affiliated university and member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Master of Science (Online)
            • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
            • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
            • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
            • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
            • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Business Administration Entrepreneurship (MBA) - Online
            • Each year since 2004, The Princeton Review has included California University in its Best in the Northeast listing, recognizing Cal U as one of the best regional universities in the northeastern United States.
            • Ranked #35 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
            • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost.
            • Grants students in its Global Online program the same diploma as graduates from Cal U’s traditional degree programs.
            • Has an student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Public Administration
            • Ranked 25th among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • One of the world’s leading private research universities.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 9:1, and 56.8% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has an average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, of 96.8 percent.
            • Dedicated to a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education since 1880.
            • Its faculty includes National Academy members, Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Fellows, and more.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            MA in International Leadership
            • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Received the 2013 Making a Difference for Students Award from Quality Matters.
            • Offers a free student app for smartphones and tablets, helping students keep up to date.
            • Has a Golden Key International Honour Society and SALUTE Veterans Honor Society.
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            Masters of Business Administration - Enterprise Risk Management

            Grow Your Career with the University of Saint Mary

            The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic institution in Leavenworth, Kansas, that has been educating students since 1923. Guided by the vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, USM seeks to inspire students and to prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that will benefit our global society.

            • Online Courses
            M.S. in Data Science
            • The DataScience@SMU is an online program designed for working professionals and can be completed in as little as 18 months.
            • Live classes are held online and coursework is self-paced.
            • Students in the DataScience@SMU program have access to dedicated support services and join the Southern Methodist University (SMU) alumni network after graduation.
            • Students attend an in-person immersion at the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas.
            • The curriculum is truly interdisciplinary, bringing together subjects that data scientists use in the field every day.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses