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Creighton University Finance Program Ranked in Top 20 in the Nation

The latest U.S. News & World Report 2012 Department of Finance ranking lists the Creighton University College of Business finance program at 19, tied with the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University, Olin School of Business at Washington University in St Louis, and the Yale School of Management.

Anthony Hendrickson, dean of the College of Business, said the ranking is recognition of the quality of the faculty in Creighton’s business school. “The 2012 U.S. News & World Report ranking is another corroborating metric that points to the high quality of our finance programs. Our programs continue to excel due to the unique combination of tremendous students and committed and talented faculty.”

The College of Business offers many undergraduate and graduate finance programs including the Center For Insurance and Risk Management (CFIRM), which partnered with The American College and the CFP Board of Standards in 2011 to implement unique programs for Creighton’s finance students. Through these new programs, students can receive credit from The American College toward their CLU and ChFC designations, as well as earn a Certificate in Professional Financial Planning that allows them to sit for the CFP Exam and is the only university to partner with The American College to offer this type of program. Creighton is one of only seven universities in the country to have a Financial Planning Association chapter on campus.

Creighton also offers the Master of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (MSAPM) Program, which is designed to prepare students for advanced security analysis and portfolio management. The program is guided by a Code of Ethical Practices and Professional Conduct and uses as its foundation the curriculum of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) program.

Criteria for the rankings include peer review, starting salaries and bonuses of graduates, analysis of school-supplied data and reputation by corporate recruiters.