Top Schools for International Finance

Read about the top schools for international finance, which typically combine studies in business, economics, commerce and international relations. Read what four universities have to offer in terms of program reputation, and find a list of other schools in the U.S. that offer studies in international finance.

Students who are interested in international finance can find high-ranking undergraduate and graduate-level business and finance programs at top universities.

School Overview

Profiled below are the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school in Philadelphia, as well as the University of South Carolina, New York University in Manhattan and the University of Texas at Austin, each of which was ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. In addition to degree programs, some of these schools offer access to research centers, specializations or study abroad opportunities.

University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA

School Highlight: The Wharton School has alumni in 153 different countries.

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked #8 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. The finance programs are offered through the Wharton School, the world's first business school, founded in 1881. Dual-degrees are offered in International Studies and Business (BS/BA), international management as an MBA/MA in International Studies, an MBA and an MA in international relations. A doctorate degree is offered in Finance, in addition to International Exchange Programs.

University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC

School Highlight: The Moore School boasts the ability to prepare graduates to become leaders in the global business marketplace.

The undergraduate program in international business at the University of South Carolina placed first in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report in 2017. In addition to the undergraduate degree in International Business, there is an International MBA program and a Master of International Business. An International Business of the Americas program is offered as a track to be taken in Chile. A doctorate program in International Business is also available via a Ph.D. in Business Administration.

New York University in New York City, NY

School Highlight: NYU boasts the world's first global university.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the undergraduate finance and international business programs at New York University second in their categories for 2017. The undergraduate business program allows students to focus on finance and global business; seven other concentrations and more than 50 minors are also available, in addition to the Business and Political Economy (BPE) degree and the International Studies Program (ISP) with locations in places like Barcelona, Spain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Stern department of NYU also has a short-term immersion program which allows students to travel and study in Abu Dhabi, India and Ghana with an international volunteers program.

University of Texas at Austin in Austin, TX

School Highlight: The school has an international business program.

Through the McCombs Schools of Business, students at the University of Texas at Austin can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business. Students in this program are required to learn a foreign language and complete an internship prior to graduation. For 2017, the undergraduate finance program at UT Austin was ranked #5 by U.S. News & World Report. At the graduate level, the business school offers an MBA with a concentration in Global Business. Student in this program have the opportunity to spend a short or long semester abroad.

Top International Finance Schools

Here are some more of the country's best international finance schools:

  • Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offers Global Education in China and India.
  • At the University of California - Berkeley, business faculty members include two Nobel laureates in Economics.
  • George Washington University in Washington, D.C., offers international programs based in Mexico, Brazil and Turkey.
  • At Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, the Tepper School of Business has personal career consultants.
  • The University of Virginia in Charlottesville offers a short-term Global Commerce Immersion program.
  • The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill has over 50 exchange programs with business schools abroad.

Top-ranked universities in international finance feature study abroad opportunities, specialized degree options, and unique research opportunities. Interested students may enroll at the undergraduate or graduate levels.

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