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Top 5 Finance and Accounting Schools in the World

Top 5 Finance and Accounting Schools in the World

Today we're going to be taking a look at the top five fiance and accounting schools according to the QS rankings. For those who don't know, the QS rankings take into account academic productivity, employer reputation, and the H index. Obviously rankings are only a part of the story of which school is right for you.

5- LSE or the London School of Economics
LSE is a specialized research university focusing on business, finance, and economics.
LSE is also located close to London's financial district, which is a huge boon for students at the school, as they're able to work closely with financial partners all over London.

Two famous alumni of the London School of Economics are former president of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta and Pierre Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada. You might know his son, Justin Trudeau, who also became prime minister of Canada.

4- University of Oxford
Located in the United Kingdom, with its Saïd Business School.
The Saïd Business School was named after prominent business man and philanthropist, Wafic Saïd. The Saïd Business School is particularly famous for its accounting researchers, who routinely publish in the top accounting journals in the world.

The world class faculty in addition to their duties at the Saïd Business School, also participate in other financial institutions around the world, including the Center for Business Taxation, the Center for Corporate Reputation, and the Private Equity Institute.

3- Stanford Graduate School of Business
located on Stanford's campus, in Palo Alto, California. The Graduate School of Business at Stanford
offers several degrees, including an MBA, an MSx for executives looking to get more training in management in the middle of their careers, and a PhD track as well.

The PhD program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business is designed more with scholarship in mind than understanding corporate science, while the master's degrees are more for business people looking to get in, get skills, and get back out into the working world.

At Stanford, there's also a lot of student-led finance extracurriculars, including Stanford Finance, a group which encourages financial education among the Stanford student body.

2- Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT.
MIT's Sloan offers degrees at the bachelor, master's, and PhD level, as well as executive training. Sloan's MBA program is considered one of the most competitive and high profile in the world.

Students who are in the Sloan MBA program can also cross-register at Harvard Business School. It's the only partnership of its kind at this level of business school. If you've ever driven a zip car or bought or sold stocks on E-Trade, you've used MIT Sloan alumni products.

1- Harvard University
located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is on our list, despite not having a finance or accounting undergraduate degree.
Rather, the star of this show is Harvard Business School, commonly ranked as the number one business school in the world.

One of the most famous Harvard Business School programs is it's two plus two MBA degree. Where students agree to work in the real world for two years before coming to Harvard Business School to get two years of MBA training.

Also at the undergraduate level at Harvard, one third of graduating seniors go into finance, business, or consulting. Notable Harvard Business School Alumni include economics titan Michael Porter, Michael Bloomberg, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg.