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Financial Times Ranks Master’s in Finance Degree #3 in the U.S.

Financial Times Ranks Master’s in Finance Degree #3 in the U.S.

Helen Henrichs

Bentley’s Master of Science in Finance has been rated one of the best in the world by the Financial Times, coming in at #3 among U.S. programs and #54 among the top programs globally. In the Financial Times2021 Master’s in Finance rankings, Bentley stood out among the U.S. schools in multiple areas including:

  • #1 for Percentage Salary Increase
  • #1 for Percentage of Female Faculty
  • #2 for Salary Today

Bentley is the only Massachusetts school to be included in the ranking, which focuses heavily on the success of graduates.

“This ranking is important because it is based on outcomes, how well our alumni are doing after they complete the program,” says Senior Lecturer Claude Cicchetti. “We are thrilled to see that the financial analytics and critical thinking skills students gain, as well as hands-on projects using industry software, set them up for success in the finance industry.”

Students in Bentley's Master of Science in Finance get first-hand experience with industry tools and technology in the university’s Trading Room, which has an unrivaled collection of data feeds and analytical tools and is recognized as one of the world's leading centers for financial services training and learning.

The program emphasizes a combination of theory and practice, which graduates say provides an edge in the competitive job market, “The professors design their coursework to involve applications from world recognized databases such as Bloomberg, Capital IQ and FactSet, which are a boon to help you advance in any finance career,” says Rupam Agrawal ’21, who recently joined J.P. Morgan as associate vice president in Credit Risk. “The confidence I gained not only helped me advance in my existing investment banking and risk management career, it opened up new opportunities for me and I received offers from big corporations like Amazon and PwC.”

Agrawal said another benefit from completing the program is the network it helped her build, “A business school is all about networking, and Bentley leaves nothing to chance to help students make connections with high-profile people. I have a big network now which I am going to cherish forever.”

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