Top 20 Graduate Schools for Social Sciences

Subject: Finance in USA, UK, Canada, and Australia

United States  New York University
New York UniversityStern Finance is widely recognized as one of the premier departments of finance in the world. With more than 40 full-time faculty conducting advanced research in every major aspect of the field, students have access to an unparalleled variety of courses reflecting the latest market practices and research findings.
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United States  University of Pennsylvania
University of PennsylvaniaAsset pricing techniques, widely used in corporations, banks, and stock and bond markets, have undergone radical changes over the last 20 years. Modern theories of portfolio choice and savings behavior have provided the basis for the innovation of these models, and Wharton’s Finance Department has remained at the forefront of these developments.
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United States  University of Chicago
University of ChicagoThe finance program is concerned with such areas as (1) the behavior and determinants of security prices, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures; (2) the financing and investment decisions of firms; (3) corporate governance; and (4) the management and regulation of financial institutions.
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United States  Harvard University
Harvard UniversityOur intellectual roots are based in a long line of scholars from Robert Merton whose collaborative work on risk management and option pricing won him the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1997, to John Lintner who co-created the Capital Asset Pricing Model and made significant contributions to dividend policy, and Gordon Donaldson whose work helped shape the field of corporate finance.
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United States  Columbia University
Columbia UniversityThe Master of Science in Financial Economics is a two-year master’s degree program offered by the Finance Division of Columbia Business School. The MSFE provides academically distinguished and industry-oriented students the opportunity to obtain a rigorous, graduate level finance and economics training in an intensive two-year program.
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United States  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Designed for future financial leaders who want to make an impact in the complex global economy, the Master of Finance program — known as MFin — may be completed in 12 or 18 months. The program builds upon MIT's unique legacy of academic leadership in the field of finance, combining its heritage with the latest in innovation, theory, and practice.
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United Kingdom  London School of Economics and Political Science
London School of Economics and Political ScienceThe MSc Finance programme is one of the world’s leading generalist finance Master’s degrees, ideal for those whose career objectives lie broadly within the financial services sector. The MSc Finance and the MSc Finance and Private Equity are identical programmes with the exception of one exclusive, mandatory course in Private Equity available only to MSc Finance and Private Equity students...
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Canada  University of Toronto
University of TorontoMaster your finance career. Accelerate your career at work and earn your Rotman Master of Finance for working professionals over 20-months. We’ll give you the finance fluency to make direct impact in your boardroom. Classes take place every Wednesday evening and full days every other Saturday.
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Australia  The University of New South Wales
The University of New South WalesLocated in Sydney, but deeply connected to the world. Our collaborative education and research partnerships extend throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond to ensure our graduates are culturally versatile and understand their role in the world's business and social challenges. Be exposed to the latest finance thinking and research, and gain advanced analytical and technical skills for a successful business career.
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United Kingdom  University of Oxford
University of OxfordThe MSc in Financial Economics (MFE) is a full-time, nine-month programme that provides outstanding training in the tools of financial economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public organisations. The course combines a rigorous academic core with tailored practical applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters.
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United States  The University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at AustinThe Texas Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program offers a unique intersection of finance theory and technical, quantitative aptitude from a top-ranked public university. Texas MSF's world renowned faculty will give you the skills necessary to work in the finance industry. Our program is not only designed by industry experts, but is designed for you to acquire in-demand financial modeling skills and broaden your career opportunities with hiring employers.
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United States  University of California, Berkeley
University of California, BerkeleyThe Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program, a STEM designated degree, prepares you with the knowledge and skills for a career in the finance/fintech industry. In one year, you will be ready to take a leading role in a fast-growing field that demands individuals who can apply their education and skills at the cutting edge of finance in investment banks, commercial banks, and other firms around the world.
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United States  Stanford University
Stanford UniversityFinance is an applied branch of economics that studies the ways in which individuals, business entities, and other organizations allocate resources over time and make decisions in the presence of uncertainty. The faculty strive to produce a broad range of finance-related research that addresses topics of interest to academic researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.
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United States  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel HillFaculty members in the Finance Area conduct research in corporate finance, asset pricing, macro-finance, real estate and neuroeconomics. Our mission is to conduct high-impact and high-quality work that advances our understanding of the economic decisions made by investors, firms and policy-makers.
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United States  Cornell University
Cornell UniversityCornell Financial Engineering Manhattan (CFEM) is a satellite campus of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE) located in the heart of the financial district in New York City. Established in 2007 as the home of the final capstone semester for the Master of Engineering with Financial Engineering concentration (MFE) degree offered by ORIE, CFEM serves to complement the theoretical education our MFE students receive on the Ithaca campus with practical training.
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United States  Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University BloomingtonMBA students who major in finance receive advanced training in financial theory and techniques by our world-renowned faculty. Our specialized finance academies prepare MBA students for challenging careers in finance. In our academies, the Strategic Finance Academy and the Capital Markets Academy, students learn from finance leaders and top Kelley professors through practical activities and projects.
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United States  Duke University
Duke UniversityThe M.S. in Quantitative Financial Economics (MQFE) is designed for students who are seeking the greater depth and rigor that are increasingly required by advanced academic programs, as well as in the private sector. This program is unique in offering advanced courses in volatility modeling, analysis of high-frequency data, and continuous time finance, as these are areas of expertise within the financial economics group at Duke.
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United Kingdom  London Business School
London Business SchoolLondon Business School’s (LBS) outstanding global reputation in finance and strong links with financial institutions, recruiters and practitioners means there’s no better place to study finance. Bridging the gap between the classroom and the real world, our approach to learning fuses academic excellence with global perspectives and offers you a hands-on, technical experience. Develop a truly global view of finance and tailor the programme to suit your career goals over 10–16 months.
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United Kingdom  City University London
City University LondonA Masters in Finance from Cass has the potential to open up global career opportunities for flexible high-calibre students. That's because Cass is among the world's most respected business schools, meeting the needs of employers with a unique blend of theory and practice. Our proximity to the London's financial district, enhances the practical, real world nature of the educational experience at Cass.
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United States  University of Washington
University of WashingtonThe CFRM program addresses the demand in the financial services industry for advanced quantitative computational finance competencies and next-generation risk management skills. CFRM provides students with a rigorous mathematical and statistical foundation as well as extensive instruction in the use of open source R-programming. The program courses are taught by an interdisciplinary team of professors in Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics.
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