MBA programs can help you prepare for work in a specific industry by developing the skills you need, and it may help increase your post-graduate salary. If you are looking to land a career in finance, one of these top MBA specializations for a finance career may be a good fit.
QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, published on Wednesday seven specialization rankings highlighting the best MBA programs for a career in specific industries. This includes the best MBAs for students interested in working in finance upon graduation.
To do this, QS used data from its Global Employer Survey, its Business School Survey, and publishing company Elsevier’s Scopus database. Each program’s overall score is based on three metrics: career placement in the finance industry, research strength related to finance, and employer reputation in the industry. You can read more about data collection and methodology here.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which ranked number one in last year’s ranking, is the best program for a career in finance. Harvard slipped to third and Stanford Graduate School of Business moved up to second.
Here are the 25 best MBA programs for a career in finance, according to QS. We also included the specialization ranking score and the share of the recent class that is going into the industry. The full list and other specialization rankings can be found on QS’ website.