Specialized Master’s At The Top 50 B-Schools

MIT Sloan School of Management - Ethan Baron photo

MIT Sloan School of Management – Ethan Baron photo

Everyone interested in a specialized master’s program at a U.S. business school runs into the same problem: the degrees have taken off so fast that information about them has not been consolidated into anything resembling the clearinghouses available for research into MBA programs.

Sorting out which U.S. B-school master’s programs are the best choices for a particular student can be difficult. No reliable rankings exist. U.S. News & World Report‘s rankings of specialty master’s programs are shallow and subjective, based only on survey responses from business school deans and directors of accredited master’s programs. The Financial Times rankings of finance and management master’s programs focus mainly on European schools.

And lest you stumble upon the host of specialized-master’s rankings at “TFE Times” and think they must be heaven sent, note the website’s other content, such as “Saving Your Pet With CPR,” “What If You Made Alien Contact?” and “222 Powerful Actions (sic) Verbs to Use in Resume.” (That type of distracting content, however, did not deter the Michigan State Broad College of Business from hyping, on its website, its No. 7 ranking from TFE for its business analytics program. Indeed, the Syracuse University Whitman School had its master of finance program director in October publicly salute his program’s No. 33 TFE ranking, and the University of Rochester Simon School lists its four spots in the TFE ranking among its placements alongside its rankings in U.S. NewsBloomberg BusinessWeek, and the Financial Times.)

To fill that gap, Poets&Quants has compiled important data for specialty master’s programs at the top 50 business schools in America. For the top 25 schools, we list all programs, the years they were started, their durations, and total program tuition. For schools 26 through 50, we list all programs. In the near future, Poets&Quants will publish a comprehensive list of specialized master’s programs at the top 100 schools, including durations and tuition.

Specialized Master’s Programs at the Poets&Quants Top 25 Business Schools, by rank:

 

School and Program Start Year Duration Total Tuition
Harvard Business School None N/A N/A
Stanford Graduate School of Business MSx Program 1958 (as Sloan Master’s Program) 1 year $121,040
University of Chicago Booth School of Business None N/A N/A
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School None N/A N/A
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management: MS in Management Studies 2013 10 months $48,000
Columbia Business School MS in Financial Economics 2011 2 years $53,000
Columbia Business School MS in Marketing 2010 1 year $55,800
MIT Sloan School of Management: MS in Management Studies (MBA or equivalent students of partner schools only) 2009 1 year $65,750
MIT Sloan School of Management: Master of Finance 2009 1 year; 18 months 1 year: $75,850; 18 months: $100,350
U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business: Master of Financial Engineering 2001 1 year $66,082
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business None N/A N/A
Yale University School of Management: Master of Advanced Management (MBA graduates from partner schools only) 2012 1 year $63,380
Duke University Fuqua School of Business: Master of Management Studies (also, MMS in partnership with Duke Kunshan University, China) 2009 (2014 w/Duke Kunshan University) 10 months $48,900 (160,000RMB for Chinese students in Duke Kunshan University)
University of Virginia Darden School of Business None N/A N/A
University of Michigan Ross School of Business: Master of Management 2014 10 months In-state: $44,510; out-of-state: $49,510
University of Michigan Ross School of Business: Master of Supply Chain Management 2009 1 year In-state: $56,590; out-of-state: $61,590
University of Michigan Ross School of Business: Master of Accounting 1983 (as 4+1 w/BBA); 1998 (standalone program) 8 months In-state: $44,800; out-of-state: $49,800
UCLA Anderson School of Management: Master of Financial Engineering 2008 13.5 months $58,986
Cornell University Johnson School of Management None N/A N/A
NYU Stern School of Business: MS in Accounting 2016 10 months $51,500 (expected)
NYU Stern School of Business: MS in Business Analytics (part-time) 2013 1 year $68,750
NYU Stern School of Business: Global MS in Risk Management (part-time) 2009 1 year $68,750
NYU Stern School of Business: MS in Global Finance (executive) 60% in China, 40% in U.S. 2007 1 year $69,000
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School: Master of Accounting (also online version) 1985 (2015 online) 1 year (online: 15-36 months) In-state: $41,988; out-of-state: $59,801 (online: about $60,000)

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