Finance
January 25, 2016
Iowa City Press-Citizen

The Financial Times has named the University of Iowa’s full-time MBA program as the best in the world for finance.

In a recent list of rankings for business education, the London-based financial journal ranked the UI Tippie College of Business over No. 2 Columbia Business School and No. 3 Warton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania for its two-year, full-time MBA program tracks in finance. The ranking was based on the 2012 graduates’ ratings of their programs.

For the UI program, the employment rate at three months after graduation is No. 2 in the world and No. 1 in the U.S, according to the ranking. The overall program ranks No. 45 nationally and No. 93 globally.

“(The ranking) will mean additional eyes will be on the program in terms of prospective students considering whether to enroll,” said David Frasier, associate dean for MBA programs at UI. "When you look at the Top Five … we are by far the smallest program. So we take more of a boutique niche.”

UI currently has about 115 students enrolled in the full-time MBA program, Fraisier said, with slightly more than a third in one of the two finance tracks.

UI’s program didn’t rank in the Top 10 for any of the other categories: corporate strategy, e-business, economics, entrepreneurship, general management, industrial/manufacturing/logistics, international business, IT/computing and law.

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