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Salary today (US$)[1]
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Female faculty (%)
Female students (%)
Women on board (%)
Intl. faculty[6]
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Intl. mobility[9]
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PhD Faculty[12]
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1111HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFranceMSc in International Finance90,798182398 (77)222813657965211110010100
25--Esade Business SchoolSpainMSc in Finance84,548291591 (91)312718357082181921270
34--Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFranceMSc in Financial Markets71,3364185787 (79)322717396867411878100
4223Essec Business SchoolFrance / SingaporeAdvanced Master in Financial Techniques73,41216361293 (85)3016105137503319813100
5323IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in Finance84,78013482594 (95)34152855968210150961018
61057University of St GallenSwitzerlandMaster of Arts HSG in Banking and Finance75,4603644100 (61)132025787867251011003168
7646University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Financial Economics91,5449413995 (82)134044579659536010090
8878ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / UK / Germany / Spain / ItalyAdvanced Master in Finance68,3091722111086 (98)36213567335212619513100
8202718SDA Bocconi/Università BocconiFeatured business schoolItalyMaster of Science in Finance74,4602021212100 (36)362952735458928928100
10---MIT: SloanUSMIT Sloan Masters of Finance Program106,5021038183376 (99)20441137874921260100120
10101211Skema Business SchoolFranceMSc Financial Markets and Investments59,0462417121991 (87)4438323875556417615100
12799Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance / UK / SingaporeMSc Finance59,3162711192893 (74)433553448853750802486
1313811Peking University: GuanghuaChinaMaster of Finance86,689121471100 (100)233851278245251952295
13121814Stockholm School of EconomicsSwedenMSc in Finance77,224715101198 (97)232273152014140922115
15141013Warwick Business SchoolUKWarwick MSc in Finance63,4643713282796 (73)364912769712243611001418
16151315Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Finance64,5362933171389 (87)314438899550153601001222
17161516City, University of London, The Business School (formerly Cass)Featured business schoolUKMSc Finance60,003252891766 (95)305747709253922096120
1881112Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUKMasters in Finance and Management67,047145223098 (67)2623195196232236192120
19222121Nova School of Business and EconomicsPortugalInternational Masters in Finance45,586323742694 (95)44313329473317211002080
20273226Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermanyMaster of Finance75,5992610232291 (92)1427014540381211002254
2128--Boston College: CarrollUSMaster of Science in Finance94,75051274125 (43)36328187633932086120
21192120Kozminski UniversityFeatured business schoolPolandMaster in Finance58,3971516251494 (87)3248182216644271882443
23171418HEC Lausanne, University of LausanneSwitzerlandMaster of Science in Finance65,148634312178 (81)272627816155161701002455
24252625Vlerick Business SchoolBelgiumMasters in Financial Management59,28681930891 (88)294017244592281919010100
25181921Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsMSc in Finance and Investments62,1061125153177 (48)203230426930111601001421
26212022Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in International Finance53,612222324287 (84)33293847734313131571013
2726--Illinois Institute of Technology: StuartUSMS Finance78,230407404537 (85)244418219671836083210
28312528Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMasters in Finance49,4592340263283 (57)3655386495382623093121
29232425Washington University: OlinUSMaster of Science in Finance72,7333935131595 (85)212310424213136097130
30293030Tulane University: FreemanUSMaster of Finance68,6343412294045 (99)3758143296294036087110
31231724Brandeis International Business SchoolUSMaster of Arts in International Economics and Finance67,6364531162951 (80)34481423761920180832173
31312328Henley Business SchoolUKMSc International Securities, Investment and Banking47,7963123392077 (48)414436479636293508290
3333--University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUKMSc in Finance and Investment44,2324224353996 (51)33483651845027340921411
33303131University of Strathclyde Business SchoolUKStrathclyde MSc Finance47,7801839203893 (69)3738353292472321086128
35362833Lancaster University Management SchoolUKMSc Finance42,1773330141688 (54)3062254699313524088120
36343535University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandMSc Finance45,7542144383597 (63)314320477441192701001238
37---University of Rochester: SimonUSFull Time MS in Finance73,1964443373480 (85)1852112589143430082140
38353436Nottingham University Business SchoolUKMSc Finance and Investment33,9243529333786 (86)3864183891123031088120
39---University of Glasgow: Adam SmithUKMFin International Finance40,8792820432680 (8)376115569603636085120
4040--QUT Business SchoolAustraliaMaster of Business (Applied Finance)41,64436363623n/a494931358283233085180
41---Leeds University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc Accounting and Finance27,9544127241876 (47)40694044100473336079140
42372936University of Bath School of ManagementUKMSc Accounting and Finance31,8483842342487 (83)3377316397123729099121
43393338Tilburg University, School of Economics and ManagementNetherlandsMaster in Finance49,7891932414358 (41)202743453604128093187
44---Universidad Adolfo IbanezChileMaster of Science in Finance46,1953026453671 (89)15171232312432006615100
45---University of Arizona: EllerUSMaster of Science in Finance40,65743454444100 (12)303919256504436076126
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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 230 points separate the top programmes, HEC Paris, from the school ranked number 45. The top 12 participants, from HEC Paris to Grenoble Graduate School of Business, form the top group of pre-experience Masters in Finance providers. The second group, headed by Peking University: Guanghua, spans schools ranked from 13 to 33, a range of some 55 points in total. Differences between schools are small within this group. The remaining 11 schools headed by Lancaster University Management School 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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