The David Eccles School of Business today announced its Master of Finance program has been ranked among the best in the nation by the Financial Engineer and is the only program in Utah to make the list, earning a No. 47 ranking.
“It is an honor to be numbered among such esteemed finance programs across the nation,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “We are thrilled with these results and see them as validation that our efforts to deliver our students the best business education in the world are working.”
This is the first time the University of Utah has been included in the Financial Engineer’s Master of Finance rankings. The rankings are based on mean GMAT scores, mean starting salary and bonuses, mean undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate and job placement upon graduation.
Only one of a handful of such programs in the Intermountain West, the David Eccles School of Business Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program is an intensive one-year degree with an accommodating part-time option that adds clout to resumes and expands finance industry career options. An MSF degree is rapidly becoming more of a requirement and less of an option for those seeking advanced careers in venture capital, financial trading, risk and asset management, financial consulting and other technical financial fields.
“The principles and guidance I have received in this program have been unparalleled,” said Taylor Wells, a student in the MSF program at the University of Utah. “I know that when I leave this program I will be among the most competitive candidates in the country.”
The ranking from Financial Engineer, continues a trend across all programs at the David Eccles School of Business. In recent months, the school’s rankings for entrepreneurship, undergraduate business, full-time MBA and accounting programs have all received similar recognition from the likes of Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Public Accounting Report and the Financial Times.