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IIlinois Tech Stuart School of Business Master of Science in Finance Program Ranked Among Top Programs by the Financial Times

JUNE 19, 2017 

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IIlinois Tech Stuart School of Business Master of Science in Finance Program Ranked Among Top Programs by the Financial Times

Chicago, IL – Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business has again ranked among the world's best institutions in the 2017 rankings of pre-experience master's programs in finance, published today by the Financial Times. Stuart School's Master of Science in Finance degree program is ranked 5th in the United States and 42nd globally.

The Financial Times Global Masters in Finance rankings are based on a survey of alumni who graduated three years prior, with criteria that emphasizes their salary and career status. In 2016, the Stuart program was ranked 35th in the world and 3rd in the U.S. The program has been ranked domestically in the top ten since 2013 and is the only finance program ranked in Illinois.

"The M.S. Finance program at the Stuart School of Business is known for its academic rigor and industry relevance, and I am thrilled for its continued recognition in this ranking," said John Bilson, M.S. Finance Program Director and John and Mae Calamos Stuart School of Business Dean Endowed Chair.

Bilson added, "As a part of Illinois Tech, we share the University’s emphasis on applied, technical education and our finance program benefits from Chicago’s status as a leading financial center. Students in the program are taught by industry experts who bring their career knowledge and understanding of today’s marketplace directly to the classroom.”

The M.S. Finance program was designed to train professionals for careers in financial markets. Core courses cover basic principles of valuation, portfolio management, and financial statement analysis. Students can customize their degrees by selecting from Stuart’s 12 industry-driven concentrations, including financial engineering, high frequency finance, entrepreneurial finance, and risk management.



Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused, research university, located in Chicago, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit


The Stuart School of Business is an academic unit of the Illinois Institute of Technology, a private Ph.D.-granting technological university. Stuart offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and non-degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs and several interdisciplinary specializations. Stuart is accredited by AACSB International. Visit