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Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking 2017

At a time of increased competition amongst education providers, this year’s Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking highlights the quality of our programmes, with our MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking course ranked no. 7 in the UK, in the world top 40 and top 30 in Europe. This programme is just one example of the wide range of postgraduate finance programmes we offer.

This influential ranking is a guide produced to support prospective students in comparing available courses and choosing the right one to enhance their future study and career. A record number of academic institutions are ranked this year, and the results demonstrate that the UK is a destination of choice for this type of course.

Our finance programmes are taught at the ICMA Centre and structured to prepare students for a range of careers in the industry. At the heart of our facilities are three state-of-the-art dealing rooms which provide exposure to real-life market settings, and students learn from industry experts about contemporary case-studies and can even dive into the world of programming.

The excellence and real-world nature of our course is clear from this ranking, with 90% of graduates employed within three months of completing their study, and our world top 20 and 30 positions for:

  • Careers progress: No.13
  • Salary percentage increase: No. 27
  • Alumni aims achieved: No. 29

We are an international business school that welcomes lecturers and students with different backgrounds and from across the world, their diverse experience and culture helping to provide a rich and informative environment. We believe equality is important in teaching and learning and encourage all our students to develop their leadership potential and enhance their skills, which is reflected in our strong diversity credentials:

  • Percentage of female full-time faculty: World no.1
  • Percentage of female students: World no.13
  • Percentage of international students: World no.1
  • International full-time faculty: 49%

Commenting on the results, Professor Adrian Bell, Head of the ICMA Centre, adds:

“These results are especially pleasing as the FT methodology reflects on our students own experience both at the ICMA Centre and subsequently in their developing careers – our students are central to everything we do here in our community of learners.”

See the full ranking results on the Financial Times website.

Published 17 June 2017

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