View Full Version : Any good masters programs in Finance?

02-17-2008, 07:19 PM
I'm not sure if any such exist in the US but a friend asked and I thought to resort to your knowledge. The friend in question is going to LSE and her theory is that there are not comparatively good ones in the US.

02-17-2008, 07:22 PM
I don't know about the US, but Canada has a good program at UBC.

02-17-2008, 07:45 PM
UChicago, CMU, Princeton come to mind. They propel students to great industry positions.

02-17-2008, 07:50 PM
UChicago, CMU, Princeton come to mind. They propel students to great industry positions.

I think that the latter are financial engineering programs, and are not typical masters degrees. They require tremendous mathematical sophistication, probably even higher than needed for PhD econ.

02-17-2008, 08:07 PM
Yeah, those math finance programs seem quite tough (many people pursuing those degrees already have PhDs in something!!).

I considered applying for math finance in Rutgers, but I think I made a MUCH better choice with an econ PhD (since it's a more interesting curriculum and I would be getting paid for learning it)

02-17-2008, 09:12 PM

UIUC and BC have MSF programs, and they are probably very good.

02-18-2008, 02:37 AM
If you're friend is not into computational finance, then why not get an MBA? It's the same thing. It seems like only a few universities offer stand-alone finance degrees these days (one of them is JHU).

02-18-2008, 07:40 AM
UofT has masters in financial economics and masters in finance. you might want to check them out.

02-18-2008, 08:56 AM
The University of San Francisco offers a decent highly flexible program which leads to a Master of Science in Financial Analysis. I don't have a link, but if you punch in USF MSFA into your search engine, I'm sure you'll get results.

02-18-2008, 09:50 AM
Vanderbilt has a good MSc in finance.