Financial Times

Masters in Finance Ranking

Ranking Information

Periodicity: every year
Main criteria: salary and career progress upon graduation, international exposure

Masters in Finance Pre-Experience 2014

1 HEC Paris (France)
2 Esade Business School (Spain)
3 Edhec Business School (France)
4 Essec Business School (France / Singapore)
5 IE Business School (Spain)
6 University of St Gallen (Switzerland)
7 University of Oxford: Saïd (UK)
8 ESCP Europe (France / UK / Germany / Spain / Italy)
8 Università Bocconi (Italy)
10 MIT: Sloan (US)
10 Skema Business School (France)
12 Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France / UK / Singapore)
13 Peking University: Guanghua (China)
13 Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden)
15 Warwick Business School (UK)
16 Imperial College Business School (UK)
17 City University: Cass (UK)
18 Cranfield School of Management (UK)
19 Nova School of Business and Economics (Portugal)
20 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management (Germany)
21 Boston College: Carroll (US)
21 Kozminski University (Poland)
23 HEC Lausanne (Switzerland)
24 Vlerick Business School (Belgium)
25 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)
26 Eada Business School Barcelona (Spain)
27 Illinois Institute of Technology: Stuart (US)
28 Durham University Business School (UK)
29 Washington University: Olin (US)
30 Tulane University: Freeman (US)
31 Brandeis University International Business School (US)
31 Henley Business School (UK)
33 University of Edinburgh Business School (UK)
33 University of Strathclyde Business School (UK)
35 Lancaster University Management School (UK)
36 University College Dublin: Smurfit (Ireland)
37 University of Rochester: Simon (US)
38 Nottingham University Business School (UK)
39 Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (UK)
40 QUT Business School (Australia)
41 Leeds University Business School (UK)
42 University of Bath School of Management (UK)
43 Tilburg University (Netherlands)
44 Universidad Adolfo Ibanez (Chile)
45 University of Arizona: Eller (US)

Table note
Although the headline ranking figures show the relative positions 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.

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