Top Ranked Business Finance Degree Program - Seattle, WA

Students interested in studying business finance in the Seattle area have a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

School and Ranking Information

The institutions offering programs in business finance within a 15-mile radius of Seattle consist of 4-year for-profit and non-profit schools. Based on school type, rankings and graduation rate, the following is considered one of the top schools in the area for studying business finance:

  • Winner: University of Washington at Seattle is the only 4-year public school with programs in the field of study in the area. This institution offers undergraduate and graduate programs in finance.

School Info Chart

Category University of Washington at Seattle
Rankings Tied at #48 for National Universities (2015)*
Location Seattle, WA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $12,397 (in-state), $31,971 (out-of-state)**
Finance Programs Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Finance Degrees Awarded (all Bachelor's) in 2013 165**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 82%**
Noteworthy The business school offers the Dow Dawgs Finance Association for students' participation***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***University of Washington at Seattle website

University of Washington - Seattle

  • The business school is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The Foster School of Business features cutting-edge facilities that opened for use between 2010 and 2012
  • Over 2,500 students are enrolled in programs offered by the business school

The University of Washington at Seattle is the main campus of the University of Washington system. This institution has an enrollment of around 44,000 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1. There are more than 15 schools and colleges contained within the University of Washington. The Foster School of Business offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a finance option, MBAs with several finance electives and a PhD with a finance specialization.

In addition to a business core in the BABA program with courses such as business finance and financial accounting, courses in the finance option amount to a total of 24 credits. The full-time MBA calls for a total of 11 electives, and there are 5 available finance electives, including investments, issues with financing and international management. Students enrolled in the part-time evening MBA can take 8 electives, and there are a total of 13 finance electives to choose from. Some of the choices include investments, real estate finance, acquisitions and an independent study. The PhD with a finance focus requires courses such as financial research and market theory seminars. Students in this program also are required to have 3 minors, including economics.

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