Baruch College is #2 in Risk.net’s Worldwide Ranking of the Best Quantitative Finance Master’s Programs
February 4, 2022
Baruch College’s Masters of Finance Engineering program (MFE) continues to dominate top rankings for academic excellence—not only in the United States, but also on a global level—as one of the best schools for teaching quantitative finance.
In Risk.net’s “Quant Finance Master’s Guide 2022,” Baruch College placed #2 worldwide as a leading financial engineering program, ranking above 50 programs from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
During the last few years, Baruch’s MFE program has consistently been ranked as one of the top three schools by Risk.Net compared to institutions across the globe.
This year, Baruch finished ahead of such prominent institutions as UC Berkeley, Imperial College London, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, UCLA, and Columbia University, John Hopkins University, New York University, Fordham University, University of Zurich, University of Toronto, University of Oxford, and Stony Brook University.
Unrivaled in Key Categories
According to Risk.net, Baruch’s program outmatched Princeton University—which was #1—in more categories than ever before. These key categories include class size, student acceptance rate, number of industry-affiliated lecturers, and average graduating starting salary.
In addition, Baruch’s program boasts an impressive 100% employment rate, and reports an average starting salary of $126,983 six months after graduation, up from $116,917 last year.
#1 in Nation
For the second consecutive year, Baruch College earned the #1 ranking on QuantNet’s 2022 “Best Financial Engineering Programs” in the U.S. QuantNet’s MFE ranking is considered the most authoritative and comprehensive classification in terms of determining the best financial engineering and mathematical finance programs in the U.S.
About Baruch College’s MFE Program
The Baruch MFE program is a STEM-designated program that produces competitive, successful, and highly skilled practitioners by promoting the study of mathematical and algorithmic models in finance.
The program has a strong record of helping its students obtain internships and full-time job placements. Graduates of the program join some of the nation’s leading companies, including Bank of America, BlackRock, Citadel Securities, Goldman Sachs, Google, Jefferies, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, State Street, TD Securities, UBS, and Wells Fargo.
Learn more about Baruch’s MFE program here.
To compile its rankings, Risk.net assesses programs on eight attributes: class size, acceptance rate, percentage of accepted students, student/lecturer ratio, industry-affiliated lecturers, lecturer citations, employment rate in finance sector six months after graduation, and average salary six months after graduation. Read more for a detailed explanation of the methodology.
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