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Rank in 2012
Rank in 2011
Average rank[1]
School name
Programme name
Salary today (US$)[2]
Aims achieved[5]
Female faculty (%)[8]
Female students (%)[9]
Wom. board[10]
Intl. faculty[11]
Intl. students[12]
Intl. board[13]
Intl. mobility[14]
Intl. course[15]
PhD Faculty[17]
Prog. length[18]
111HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFranceMasters in International Finance93,6805,27410219221196 (76)1027126112565157156135010700100080982
222IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in Finance91,2625,84110311194111294 (100)4321926261540919811156171300951100144
232Essec Business SchoolFrance / SingaporeAdvanced Master in Financial Techniques74,2498,097643169006392 (90)12911421024513325713232109411201000
444University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Financial Economics91,21396213514791119098 (96)01315118387564960501912278009759000
5128University of St GallenSwitzerlandMaster of Arts HSG in Banking and Finance77,7033,796218694321100 (55)010128325147812477671118590227523180576
6--Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFranceMSc in Finance58,786121586589 (88)343119525481621948100
777ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / UK / Germany / Spain / ItalyAdvanced Master in Finance65,0621,3419218148729694 (95)03502683626802524328475109321101000
8--Peking University: GuanghuaChinaMaster of Finance96,802331883100 (100)2654312106732201942291
968Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance / UKMSc in Finance56,5765,032311312188129592 (75)24084165334308714737543107902197923
1058Warwick Business SchoolUKWarwick MSc in Finance72,0436,3502096286217788 (49)935558171226029611261963081197012000
111814Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUKMasters in Finance and Management79,6123,2408241285632681 (60)12322291121247697736317230800901011066
12910Skema Business SchoolFranceMSc Financial Markets and Investments55,8785,6961459386031993 (90)54503872703807265009652107591201000
13810Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance66,8746,300271027489110687 (86)328037244481291256613429700940120161
141314HEC Lausanne, University of LausanneSwitzerlandMaster of Science in Finance65,7281872165831182100 (48)12310242206801353030251111520010002406519
151113City, University of London, The Business School (formerly Cass)Featured business schoolUKMasters in Finance62,2586,83822723289116283 (86)2271506331065591542151222140094112000
161013EMLyon Business SchoolFranceSpecialised Master in Corporate Finance57,5902,809164758804385 (100)14300214110510195890252184109807510026
171416Brandeis International Business SchoolUSMaster of Arts in International Economics & Finance69,2741,84235521390023662 (87)1239257715239283158426132109012104527
181516Stockholm School of EconomicsSwedenMaster of Science in Finance and Accounting67,8124,0665119190222993 (49)315318117261510511004111661099022005
191618Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsRSM MSc Finance & Investments59,6803424020285114392 (55)4180286254390704214101146001000120283
201718Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in International Finance58,9933,4341735289133682 (83)031336240751684140714719411516100216
212222Kozminski UniversityFeatured business schoolPolandMaster in Finance52,6548,5791961168818287 (85)93124201702511757503346420880210374
212925Nova School of Business and EconomicsPortugalMasters in Science39,5593,2282302817817197 (100)73913652204215187220280152097171265917
232122Henley Business SchoolUKMSc International Securities, Investment and Banking61,7162,9741821017863271394 (94)1405433172361953872043010007749000
241922Washington University: OlinUSMaster of Science in Finance69,648352293221285313189 (94)221115271423523934002933080098310000
252826Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance and Investment41,3882,08425124985226386 (76)730358204726519443722322540096712000
26--Vlerick Business SchoolBelgiumMaster in Financial Management54,7641525812093 (86)2722162532100301119310100
27--SDA Bocconi/Università BocconiFeatured business schoolItalyMaster of Science in Finance53,78732337912100 (36)3726529273716828822100
282728Lancaster University Management SchoolUKMSc Finance43,7281,70530826188325078 (63)1291631215144039713152112310091312000
292326University of Bath School of ManagementUKMSc in Accounting & Finance40,9092,76826130484024392 (91)1353841131252499019126230800100912000
302628Tulane University: FreemanUSMaster of Finance65,7702,76834517885321572 (84)23353301913233782623553080088310100
312428University of Strathclyde Business SchoolUKStrathclyde MSc Finance40,9292,979210297851151094 (53)133162773303819283302462240077412099
32--Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermanyMaster of Finance70,67328137834100 (71)103201823034120772463
33--Tilburg University, School of Economics and ManagementNetherlandsMaster in Finance49,0531132793082 (77)1429295135031240971015
34--Nottingham University Business SchoolUKMSc Finance and Investment30,4553334852891 (85)3557174894172726085121
353032University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandMSc Finance41,7301,26124535582435590 (64)222153251713935925232202812009701201616
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Table notes Although the headline ranking figures show the relative postions of each institution, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 193 points separate the top programmes, HEC Paris, from the school ranked number 35. The top 7 participants, from HEC to ESCP Europe, form the top group of pre-experience Masters in Finance providers. The second group, headed by Peking University: Guanghua, spans schools ranked from 8 to 23, a range of some 37 points in total. Differences between schools are small within this group. The remaining 12 schools headed by Washington University: Olin make up the third group.

1. Average rank over the last two years

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

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

8. Percentage of female faculty.

9. Percentage of female students.

10. Percentage of female members of the advisory board.

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. Percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.

18. The length of the Masters programme.
Data in this column is for information only and are not used in the rankings.

19. The percentage of the last graduating class that completed company internships as part of the Masters programme.
Data in this column is for information only and are not used in the rankings.

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