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Whitman School’s M.S. in Finance Program Ranked #40 In the Country by The Financial Engineer
The Martin J. Whitman School of Management M.S. in finance program is #40 in the country, according to The Financial Engineer’s annual ranking of graduate finance programs. Whitman’s M.S. in finance program was chosen from the nearly 100 universities that offer a master of finance degree.
“We’re absolutely delighted that our M.S. in finance program has been ranked in the top 50 of all graduate finance programs in the country,” says Tom Barkley, director of the program. “This is the first time that The Financial Engineer has ranked these programs, and we are very pleased. Our students not only explore financial theories and methods through rigorous coursework, but they also practice their skills in real-world settings, using professional resources and software.”
Whitman’s program is a one-year curriculum that prepares students to be leaders in the dynamic, fast-paced world of finance. The program’s core courses explore the nature of capital markets as they relate to organizational goals and provide an understanding of how broad principles of finance and quantitative methods can be applied to create investment strategies.
The flexible program allows students to customize their degrees by taking elective courses in any of the following areas: accounting, corporate finance, economics, investments, real estate, risk management and statistics. With a state-of-the-art trading room, students have personal access to current market data, live news feeds, software for analysis and other resources used by professionals in the field, including Bloomberg terminals and Factset data through Whitman’s Ballentine Investment Institute.
The Financial Engineer ranking methodology examined components, including mean GMAT scores, starting salaries and placement.