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The Top 10 Masters In Finance Programs Of 2017 – Financial Times Global Rankings

EDHEC Business School tops the Financial Times’ Masters in Finance rankings as French schools make up five of the top 10

By  Robert Klecha

Mon Jun 19 2017

EDHEC Business School has climbed three places to take top spot in the seventh edition of the Financial Times Pre-experience Masters in Finance 2017 rankings.

The rankings consider a range of factors when comparing schools, from average salaries three years after graduation to course value and the percentage of recent graduates finding employment.

French schools have impressed in this year’s ranking with HEC Paris in second, and ESSEC Business School, ESCP Europe and SKEMA Business School in third, fourth and sixth respectively.

Warwick Business School – the highest-ranked UK school jumped an impressive seven places into ninth this year.

The school’s success is a reflection of the high salary percentage increase enjoyed by their graduates, being the third highest overall at 104%. Warwick also placed fourth overall in terms of graduate career progress.

Outside the top 10, were world-renowned institutions like Spain’s ESADE Business School in 13th, the UK’s Cass Business School in 20th.

EMLYON Business School, Cranfield School of Management, Lancaster University Management School, and Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics all ranked in the global top 30. Only two US business schools – MIT Sloan and Brandeis University International Business School – featured.

Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University moved up to 14th from 28th, the biggest climb from any school on the list. The school’s success stems from good course value and 100% employment of their most recently graduated class - an impressive statement about the quality of the program.

One overall trend that continues to gather momentum in this year’s rankings was the increase in the number of women enrolled in financial education. MIT: Sloan, which placed fifth overall, had the second highest percentage of female students in the top 10 at 40% while Warwick was top at 45%.

Here’s the top 10 Financial Times Pre-experience Masters in Finance programs of 2017: