Published: Dec. 16, 2014

Ranking organization The Financial Engineer released its 2015 Financial Economics Rankings recently, and the Financial Economics dual degree offered by the Department of Economics and the Business School came in at number 8.

The degree combines the quantitative skills of an MA in Economics with the practical applications of an MS in Finance. It is designed to create highly-skilled research professionals with considerable econometric skill as well as familiarity with the finance industry. The Financial Engineer ranks schools based on a number of components; including mean GMAT score, mean starting salary of graduates, mean undergraduate GPA, acceptance rate, graduate employment rate at graduation, and graduate employment rate 3 months after graduation.