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Salary today (US$)[1]
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Female faculty (%)
Female students (%)
Women on board (%)
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Intl. mobility[9]
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PhD Faculty[12]
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110101HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFranceMSc in International Finance93,316364102012193 (70)327015111426507316626501330010001021002
220302Essec Business SchoolFrance / SingaporeAdvanced Master in Financial Techniques75,00175216105278291 (78)1290184914723525253030109621531000
320202IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in Finance85,5325,73015543317694 (97)03311910242551883810172152009501002410
4-was 6--Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFranceMSc in Financial Markets67,3188,532481722911682 (80)729548171724111562832421110886801000
5---Esade Business SchoolSpainMSc in Finance74,96263791883 (98)272718326682161911240
640405University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Financial Economics87,5803,633174195414589 (84)915232194026159933812763470010039000
790607Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance / UK / SingaporeMSc in Finance58,7222,14625612013151487 (73)54223011530430881536254010801210801
870707ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / UK / Germany / Spain / ItalyAdvanced Master in Finance65,278216101144155485 (98)93612153936623274309170109521101000
811018012Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUKMasters in Finance and Management85,6406,02835133136497 (62)163203781924708983712253220089112106
10501209University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerlandMaster of Arts HSG in Banking and Finance75,2412,4622091642100 (48)0100262250771843767026812311761180581
101209010Skema Business SchoolFranceMSc Financial Markets and Investments60,7504,87295632225693 (97)04503712703807425008150107501201000
1218015015Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia / LatviaMSc Corporate Finance and Investment Management76,7678,9551167125139100 (92)722724619122813465001391150199022000
1380--Peking University: GuanghuaChinaMaster of Finance93,8812,921129265812100 (98)023346852120111821540822210962220910
141005010Warwick Business SchoolUKWarwick MSc in Finance65,9226,1212881151716190 (52)2341451312071119331202123441098112000
151308012Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance66,92147369281116480 (92)7280370386843932506141301009621422812
1615011014City, University of London, The Business School (formerly Cass)Featured business schoolUKMSc in Finance64,6902,4322112301219363 (89)202524643856949764641021650095112011
1714013015HEC Lausanne, University of LausanneSwitzerlandMaster of Science in Finance64,6031,125701513022446 (54)5429220418277339145525187205001000240569
1819016018Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsRSM MSc in Finance and Investments59,9893098429916261298 (69)62022913274126010298122173001000120302
1921022021Kozminski UniversityFeatured business schoolPolandMaster in Finance54,9462,292181831910291 (84)431041118125015264113748211880210381
20270--SDA Bocconi/Università BocconiFeatured business schoolItalyMaster of Science in Finance63,0939,306266352367598 (43)238136105028132543615191119022201000
2120017019Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in International Finance52,8686,125225322134186 (86)432125115010565759411162145105981003110
2221029024Nova School of Business and EconomicsPortugal / BrazilInternational Masters in Finance42,3602,8012033810373491 (100)6423261035133392466162802120970937112
2317014018Brandeis International Business SchoolUSMaster of Arts in International Economics and Finance68,0901,184405309231870 (89)846755217225148038011918501828210378
2324019022Washington University: OlinUSMaster of Science in Finance69,824176334139149487 (83)2192251012238345622323344009911001515
25260--Vlerick Business SchoolBelgiumMasters in Financial Management58,8844,1201322052612894 (87)12812971153162012946291198109121001000
26-20-Illinois Institute of Technology: StuartUSMaster of Science in Finance70,7303824233846 (82)23451526920634092210
27320--Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermanyMaster of Finance72,8892,2162711033535195 (88)5166257001443613003621020098212405112
28---Boston College: CarrollUSMaster of Science in Finance92,150527393794 (42)34268136633931087120
2930026028Tulane University: FreemanUSMaster of Finance67,6661,8963131812030982 (72)10372643411233188512713833440084411100
3031024028University of Strathclyde Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance49,0328,1031923122423896 (63)23523811352335931471419521100803120101
3123021025Henley Business SchoolUKMSc International Securities, Investment and Banking54,5587,15823525152828159 (54)354225310258437994179233344007439000
3125028028Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance43,4902,1022943282520688 (72)23116354706949512983072410097112000
33-25-University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUKMSc in Finance and Investment44,7173922273280 (46)35492754964024280841421
3435030033University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandMSc Finance45,2063,4762404053233277 (78)13265471518149108627542202253001003120226
35340--Nottingham University Business SchoolUKMSc Finance and Investment33,9463,49134121131027186 (86)534156117038109041703142930090512001
3628027030Lancaster University Management SchoolUKMSc Finance37,9895,7393223481824177 (66)129055825104229432562762630091012000
3729023030University of Bath School of ManagementUKMSc Accounting and Finance38,3282,5813593333421381 (80)113727593105649451273372730099112000
38---Queen Mary, University of LondonUKMSc Investment and Finance43,18330164040n/a2937208988403434097120
39330--Tilburg University, School of Economics and ManagementNetherlandsMaster in Finance49,9869331433643829172 (42)1086263290587278141435423100961122249
40---QUT Business SchoolAustraliaMaster of Business (Applied Finance)35,84937393339n/a4744333288132533085180
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show the relative positions of each institution, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 185 points separate the top programme, HEC Paris, from the school ranked 40th. The top 12 participants, from HEC to Stockholm School of Economics, form the top group of pre-experience Masters in Finance providers. The second group, headed by Peking University: Guanghua, spans schools ranked from 13th to 28th, a range of some 55 points in total. Differences between schools are small within this group. The remaining 12 schools headed by Tulane University: Freeman 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. Alumni who used the careers service at their business school were asked to rank its effectiveness in their job search.

5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.

13. The length of the Masters programme.

14. The percentage of the last graduating class that completed company internships as part of the Masters programme.

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