Financial Times Names Simon’s Finance Program Top 3

University of Rochester’s Simon Business School is pleased to announce that they have been ranked #3 for US schools in Financial Times’ Pre-Experience Masters in Finance.

This moves the school up two places from 2018’s #5 ranking.


This is just the latest achievement in a year marked by growth and industry recognition. Last fall Bloomberg Business Week ranked Simon number 29 in the US business school rankings, up from 40th place. The school was also impressively ranked 4th for learning. This most recent milestone is further evidence that the school’s strategic plan is effective and the school is headed in the right direction. Said Andrew Ainslie, Dean of Simon Business School “I am proud that Simon’s MS in Finance has been recognized as a top three program in the country. This ranking is a true testament to our dedicated faculty and staff and tremendous students who continually strive for excellence.”

Simon Business School is unapologetically analytical and diverse. Its MS student body represents 19 countries from around the world and is nearly 2/3 female. The MS in Finance program prepares students for rigorous careers in corporate finance, investment management, and risk management.

In addition, the school increased its rankings from 48 to 18 in terms of career progress, which Financial Times calculates as “according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of the company alumni are working for before their masters and today.” Recent Simon alumni are employed with Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and the Bank of China to name a few.  

In Simon's MS in Finance program, students learn quantitative finance with Python and investment and trading strategies including options and futures trading. In addition, just like all of its MS programs, the Master's of Finance is STEM certified, signifying quantitative rigor to potential employers and differentiating Simon grads in a crowded and competitive job market.


Want to discover how Simon is preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s business leaders?

Visit our MS in Finance website to learn more about becoming #SimonStrong, or contact the Benet Career Management Center to find out how a Simon grad can make a difference for your company.