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Economics and Finance Department Graduate Programs Receive Recognitions

February  2021

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Utah State University’s Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) and Master of Science in Economics (MSE) have received top rankings by the TFE Times, with the MSFE Program ranking 9th and the MSE Program ranking 54th.

The ranking components are broken into the following categories:

30% Mean GMAT Scores
25% Mean Starting Salary and Bonus
15% Mean Undergraduate GPA
15% Acceptance Rate
10% Full Time Graduates Employed at Graduation
5% Full Time Graduates Employed 3 Months after Graduation

The overall score for each program is the weighted average of each of the components respective score, where the weights sum to 100%.

“The ranking of our department’s graduate programs is a credit to our incredible students and faculty,” said Dr. Benjamin Blau, Department Head and the George S. Eccles Endowed Chair in Finance. “Graduates from these programs have gone on to do incredible things both in the private sector and in academia. Former students are scattered across the U.S. in various Ph.D. programs – some of whom have finished their schooling and are now professors working with their own students. Likewise, many other former graduates are at some of the top companies in the country.”

Learn more about the graduate programs with Economics and Finance.