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Prog. name
Salary today (US$)[1]
Aims achieved[4]
Female faculty (%)[7]
Female students (%)[8]
Wom. board[9]
Intl. faculty[10]
Intl. students[11]
Intl. board[12]
Intl. mobility[13]
Intl. course[14]
PhD Faculty[16]
Prog. length[17]
1HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFranceMasters in International Finance98,9541190286[19]262576658435301008100
2IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in Finance85,421131295990[20]3335255410080940941010
3Essec Business SchoolFranceAdvanced Master in Financial Techniques82,34621990391[20]281684431581519312100
4University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Financial Economics92,17587901998[21]12333152963131909290
5Warwick Business SchoolUKMSc in Finance78,393118881097[22]4041145895181322097120
6Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance / UKMSc in Finance51,5441813872490[23]324750438644211791256
7ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / LebanonSpecialised Master in Finance66,40374851594[24]353438682341121219111100
8Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance73,174172390490[25]28394083935017220941217
9Skema Business SchoolFranceMSc Financial Markets and Investments61,57496862288[26]4531273866503716612100
10EMLyon Business SchoolFranceSpecialised Master in Corporate Finance60,39912288799[27]30251151248927141981274
11City, University of London, The Business School (formerly Cass)Featured business schoolUKMSc in Finance69,0961521901881[28]2644436096571417095120
12University of St GallenSwitzerlandMA Banking and Finance81,499314911100[29]1125116640562390521863
13HEC Lausanne, University of LausanneSwitzerlandMSc in Finance65,746511842088[22]31261467535101301002446
14Brandeis International Business SchoolUSAMA International Economics and Finance67,4323024901774[30]375017376848111892172
15Stockholm School of EconomicsSwedenMasters in Business & Economics (Finance Specialisation)63,746620881390[31]182933255201510199225
16Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsMSc in Finance & Investments59,338418841196[32]18342139661711801001231
17Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpainInternational Master in Finance62,427143902782[33]2834474583477150451015
18Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUKMasters in Finance and Management76,3721016792693[34]3440234190331922080110
19Washington University: OlinUSAMSc in Finance70,0002610881291[20]224212337302622095100
20Illinois Institute of Technology: StuartUSAMSc in Finance80,000285862817[35]11509168006220951880
21Henley Business SchoolUKMSc International Securities, Investment and Banking58,7421627891495[36]354015359815162007390
22Kozminski UniversityFeatured business schoolPolandMaster in Finance44,075251787678[21]2942172422752922882133
23University of Bath School of ManagementUKMSc in Accounting & Finance38,1412726842193[37]3873335699202422091120
24University of Strathclyde Business SchoolUKMSc Finance43,908212284593[38]4934333784331818073120
25University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUKMSc in Finance and Investment50,5592028842990[39]37613144993121220791212
26Tulane University: FreemanUSAMaster of Finance68,538299881649[40]3231102945283022085110
27Lancaster University Management SchoolUKMSc Finance42,0232225852577[41]2851293798362022088120
28Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance and Investment39,3042415832379[42]2738456690352521089120
29Nova School of Business and EconomicsPortugalMSc Finance42,787232977890[20]3831222711222862801842
30University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandMSc Finance42,9911930783068[28]2637184257552216097120
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show the relative postions of each institution, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 217 points separate the top programmes, HEC Paris, from the school ranked number 30. The top 9 participants, from HEC to Skema Business School, form the top group of pre-experience Masters in Finance providers. The second group, headed by EMLyon Business School, spans schools ranked from 10 to 19, a range of some 30 points in total. Differences between schools are small within this group. The remaining 11 schools make up the third group.

1. An average of salaries three years after graduation. The figure shown is in US Dollars, based on purchasing power parity equivalency.

2. The rank is calculated using alumni salaries three years after graduation and course costs. The length of the course is also taken into consideration.

3. The career status of alumni three years after graduation. Progression is measured according to level of seniority and the size of company in which they are employed.

4. The extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing a Masters in Finance. This is measured as a percentage of total returns for a school.

5. Alumni who used the careers service at their business school were asked to rank its effectiveness in their job search.

6. The percentage of the most recent graduating class that were in employment three months after graduation. The figure in brackets shows the percentage of the class for which the school was able to provide employment data.

7. Percentage of female faculty.

8. Percentage of female students.

9. Percentage of female members of the advisory board.

10. Percentage of faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.

11. Percentage of students whose citizenship differs from the country in which they are studying.

12. Percentage of the board whose citizenship differs from the country in which the business school is based.

13. A measure based on changes in the country of employment of alumni between graduation and today.

14. Weighted average of four criteria that measure international exposure during the Masters programme.

15. Number of additional languages required on graduation from the Masters programme.

16. Percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.

17. The length of the Masters programme.
Data in this column is for information only and is not used in the ranking.

18. The percentage of the last graduating class that completed company internships as part of the Masters programme.
Data in this column is included for information only and is not part of the final ranking.

19. (78)

20. (90)

21. (84)

22. (72)

23. (71)

24. (69)

25. (85)

26. (81)

27. (100)

28. (89)

29. (37)

30. (86)

31. (50)

32. (36)

33. (76)

34. (62)

35. (70)

36. (94)

37. (96)

38. (48)

39. (63)

40. (87)

41. (55)

42. (38)

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