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Rank in 2014
Rank in 2012
Average rank (3 years)
School name
Programme name
Salary today (US$)[1]
Aims achieved[4]
Female faculty (%)
Female students (%)
Women on board (%)
Intl. faculty[7]
Intl. students[8]
Intl. board[9]
Intl. mobility[10]
Intl. course[11]
PhD Faculty[13]
Prog. length[14]
1111HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFranceMsc in International Finance92,613315935100 (66)223013658767311110010100
2253Esade Business SchoolSpainMSc in Finance83,27611593491 (94)291920317987161951367
3886ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / UK / Germany / Spain / ItalyAdvanced Master in Finance78,348131392395 (99)35273571315210319513100
4534IE Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpainMaster in Finance96,169157932896 (88)3716465884845201971018
510--MIT: SloanUSMIT Sloan Masters in Finance113,1342510922581 (100)21401336834917350100120
6424Essec Business SchoolFrance / SingaporeAdvanced Master in Financial Techniques79,6591511921395 (88)2919105139504919813100
610109Skema Business SchoolFranceMSc Financial Markets and Investments70,31017298619100 (97)4640393974678417812100
8345Edhec Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFranceEDHEC MSc in Financial Markets73,538825891091 (80)352527385880921899100
982012SDA Bocconi/Università BocconiFeatured business schoolItalyMSc in Finance90,0161918901100 (39)3622153022557819028100
106109University of St GallenSwitzerlandHSG MA in Banking and Finance83,21019891193 (66)111331777450211211003565
11161514Imperial College Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Finance72,758343388889 (94)283745929364143301001427
1212710Grenoble Ecole de ManagementFrance / UK / SingaporeMSc in Finance60,0192924873594 (76)413656458956650822482
12131212Stockholm School of EconomicsSwedenMSc in Finance81,851519911496 (88)2531143162024140972015
14769University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Financial Economics87,314213990982 (83)1841576198711240010090
15151415Warwick Business SchoolUKMSc Finance65,553328872393 (79)34382077932015401100140
16131314Peking University: GuanghuaChinaMaster of Finance97,142514892100 (100)234751298250261952296
17212822Boston College: CarrollUSCarroll MSc in Finance100,024131883638 (89)38388186933923085123
18211919Kozminski UniversityFeatured business schoolPolandMaster in Finance72,00681788794 (86)3349152218694671882444
19192220Nova School of Business and EconomicsPortugalInternational Masters in Finance49,1872145831692 (98)40303329623320121002071
20171618City, University of London, The Business School (formerly Cass)Featured business schoolUKMSc in Finance66,4042928913761 (89)3048457094551827097130
21202723Frankfurt School of Finance and ManagementGermanyMaster of Finance78,072254891798 (86)182601649044131982138
2218816Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Finance and Management66,306212884195 (53)2835164699323240192130
23251822Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus UniversityFeatured business schoolNetherlandsMSc Finance & Investments64,949526903974 (76)242632476034112201001225
24262124Eada Business School BarcelonaFeatured business schoolSpainInternational Master in Finance59,385273873186 (82)37334350794813151631036
25231722HEC Lausanne, University of LausanneSwitzerlandMSc in Finance65,400240824789 (82)282620795550291711002466
26242525Vlerick Business SchoolBelgiumMasters in Financial Management59,0281122851598 (91)293117244492331019010100
27292326Washington University: OlinUSMSc in Finance73,9554036911291 (87)244314367012725096140
28333030University of Strathclyde Business SchoolUKStrathclyde MSc in Finance53,5721942872995 (75)3540354591472319082128
29312328Brandeis International Business SchoolUSMA in International Economics and Finance68,1244331864260 (89)36501936762428210832153
3037--University of Rochester: SimonUSMSc in Finance75,6304641882682 (85)1645113093173134083150
30333332University of Edinburgh Business SchoolUKMSc in Finance and Investment48,9814335863375 (52)3442355696473038093122
32313131Henley Business SchoolUKMSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking48,9723830832487 (68)4446404810033373908590
33272629Illinois Institute of Technology: StuartUSMSc in Finance80,0173732854968 (73)243620229532240090210
34---Singapore Management University: Lee Kong ChianSingaporeMSc in Applied Finance65,0292749794071 (51)246017579044240094120
35283131Durham University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Finance51,7232944884683 (38)3561396493393524097141
36363435University College Dublin: SmurfitIrelandMSc in Finance49,6471847823072 (66)364017506561253001001225
37302932Tulane University: FreemanUSMaster of Finance71,3634023873439 (57)3859143893274740086110
38---Lund University School of Economics and Management (Lusem)SwedenMaster in Finance49,040327844878 (59)3732192957121916188912
39-38-Queen Mary, University of LondonUKMSc in Investment and Finance47,596336785080 (8)27442989861438400100120
40353637Lancaster University Management SchoolUKMSc in Finance42,9284043872084 (45)2844335192332637093120
4139--University of Glasgow: Adam SmithUKMSc in International Finance42,240361284633 (6)38587609904240094120
42383538Nottingham University Business SchoolUKMSc in Finance and Investment35,9794537863880 (85)39508409283632093140
43---University of Exeter Business SchoolUKMSc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management50,17349217843100 (25)3646294996244318078130
44433942Tilburg University, School of Economics and ManagementNetherlandsMaster in Finance51,9841034854563 (49)222850443304131091176
45-was 4--HKU Business SchoolChinaMaster of Finance60,21113833484382181796 (69)12301531156352173151249444037096114000
4641--Leeds University Business SchoolFeatured business schoolUKMSc in Accounting and Finance285564620864481 (84)399136489745404008814100
47423742University of Bath School of ManagementUKMSc in Accounting and Finance314704646872693 (42)307627669994528099122
48---Aston Business SchoolUKMSc in Investment Analysis367075038793280 (15)3531144472291636084120
4944--Universidad Adolfo IbanezChileMSc in Finance482522116772172 (81)182125381638482907215100
4945--University of Arizona: EllerUSMSc in Finance5139834508322100 (13)3032192564034400761413
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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 180 points separate the top programmes, HEC Paris, from the schools ranked joint 49. The top 10 participants, from HEC Paris to University St Gallen, form the top group of pre-experience Masters in Finance providers. The second group, headed by Imperial College Business School, spans schools ranked from 11 to 42, a range of some 85 points in total. Differences between schools are small within this group. The remaining 8 schools headed by University of Exeter Business 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. 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 faculty whose citizenship differs from their country of employment.

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

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

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

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

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

13. Percentage of faculty with a doctoral degree.

14. The length of the Masters programme.

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

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