MSF program ranks No. 6 in the nation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program remained in the nation’s top 10 graduate finance programs on QS’ 2024 Master’s in Finance Rankings.

For the fifth consecutive year, the MSF program was named No. 6 among the ranked U.S. programs (No. 4 among U.S. public schools), following the University of California – Los Angeles, the University of California – Berkeley and the University of Texas – Austin.

Among global master’s degree programs in finance, the UF MSF program was named the No. 31 program out of the 206 ranked global programs, securing its spot in the top 15 percent of international master’s programs in finance.

“The UF MSF program continues to provide a strong finance education for our students with an outstanding history of placements with many of the top financial institutions,” said Kelly Herring, Director of the William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance program. “We’re always pleased to see those outcomes recognized in the rankings.”

QS determines its Master’s in Finance Rankings from five key data points: employability (30 percent), alumni outcomes (20 percent), value for money (20 percent), thought leadership (20 percent), and class and faculty diversity (10 percent). The MSF program ranked in the top 10 in the following categories among U.S. programs:

Value for money – No. 2 in the U.S. with 97.5 points

Thought leadership – No. 6 in the U.S. with 59.5 points

Alumni outcomes – No. 7 in the U.S. with 89.5 points

Employability – No. 10 in the U.S. with 47.7 points

For students in the Master of Science in Finance, learning extends beyond the excellent faculty lessons in the classroom. MSF students have a number of experiential learning opportunities, including through various competitions and the Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF).

GSIF, a student-managed investment fund that gives members a realistic asset management experience, saw significant annual progress over the past year, as well. As of April 2023, the value of the fund sat at $1,108,100, having grown from $561,667 in March 2019, thanks to the continued generosity of alumni and friends who understand the real-world impact GSIF is having on students.