Masters Programs Maintain Top-20 Rankings by Eduniversal

July 10, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Eduniversal’s newest best masters rankings place the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Master of Science in Finance and Master of Public Administration programs 11th and 12th, respectively, among public colleges and universities in the United States.

The MS in Finance was ranked in the “Best Masters Ranking in Corporate Finance” category and the MPA program in the “Best Masters Ranking in Public Administration/Management.”

This is the seventh annual edition of these rankings, which rate 4,000 masters programs for 30 majors across the world.

“The Eduniversal rankings speak to the quality and rigor of our MS program in finance,” said Rajesh Narayanan, chair of the LSU Department of Finance. “The rankings are a testament to the caliber of students, the commitment of the faculty and the alumni support associated with the program.”

“LSU offers outstanding graduate education in public administration and public policy,” said Jared Llorens, director of the LSU Public Administration Institute. “Recognition from Eduniversal and success stories from our MPA alumni indicate we are on the right path. It is our privilege and our passion to prepare students for careers in public service.”

Eduniversal’s rankings are based on three criteria:

  • The reputation of the program.
  • The career prospects and the salary level of the first employment after graduation.
  • The satisfaction feedback of the students.

About the Department of Finance
The Department of Finance is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Partner offering high-quality curricula for undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in corporate finance, asset management, real estate, insurance, banking, financial planning and business law. The department boasts internationally renowned research faculty in several areas, including derivatives, asset management, banking and spatial econometrics. The inaugural Finance Academy was formed in early 2011, honoring finance student leaders who excel in and out of the classroom. The Securities Markets Analysis Research and Trading, or SMART, Lab is a 50-station simulated interactive trading floor that enables students to gain practical experience in the fast-paced world of securities analysis, research and trading. The SMART Lab has 12 subscriptions to the Bloomberg Professional service, the platform used by more than 300,000 leading business and financial professionals worldwide to make informed business decisions, and an extensive library of financial databases including the Wharton WRDS System. Additionally, the Department of Finance encourages, supports and conducts research in real estate by housing the nationally-renowned Real Estate Research Institute. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6291.

About the Public Administration Institute
The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit, and health care organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.

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Contact: Angela McBride
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