The best schools for finance majors might surprise you

Published April 17, 2014

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You don’t need an Ivy League education to have a great career in finance, there are many colleges and universities which can provide you with a top notch degree which can enable you to break into finance careers.

Bachelor degrees in Business management, Finance, Economics, Administration and professional certification can all open the door to entry level jobs in the finance sector and the wide variety of institutions offering these programs gives you the choice of as tailored degree.

The Top 20 Finance programs in America include Babson college, Miami university farmer school of business, university of Pennsylvania, university of Virginia and University of California. The full list can be found at the below link:

http://www.america.edu/top_20_finance_programs_in_america_(undergraduate_schools).html

Babson college was founded in 1919 and its philosophy embodies entrepreneurship, which is a vital aspect for the business world. Entrepreneurial thought and action is at the heart of the teaching programme, producing creative and flexible graduates who are able to think outside of the box. An emphasis on Social, Environmental, Economic Responsibility and Sustainability is also pivotal to the courses run.

Babson college has a small school population of 1,898.  Students come from a wide range of backgrounds; 25% of students on the undergraduate courses are international students, whilst the other students are from 40 US states, this allows for a diverse body of students allowing for a dynamic and vibrant learning experience.

Babson is an independent, not for profit institution. Its strong international links allows for global research projects and allow you to keep up with the innovations from other countries. Experience is pivotal to the learning structure allowing an amalgamation of practical and taught lessons, this better prepares the student for the real world of business.

Babson holds accreditation from NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System)

Babson incorporates three locations; Boston, San Francisco and Wellesley. Wellesley is the main campus for undergraduate students. To apply for a place at this college there are two routes, the Babson application or the common application, further details can be found on their website. Group information sessions are available in order to get a taste of Babson college life and further explore courses on offer.

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