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EFC: The top 30 Masters in Finance for getting a job in investment banking

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Below is a link to efinancialcareer's ranking of the top Masters in Finance programs for getting a job in investment banking.

For proper context to these rankings, the Masters in Finance is by no means a typical or guaranteed way to break into investment banking analyst programs: The traditional path continues to be (at least for now) attendance at a target undergraduate program, high GPA, and next-level interview and networking skills.

Nonetheless, Masters in Finance programs are growing in popularity for students that don't fit the traditional mold and want another (expensive) way to set themselves apart. Once a predominantly UK phenomenon, Masters in Finance programs are growing in popularity in the United States and Europe.

One other thing to keep in mind: While a Masters in Finance is a postgraduate degree (unlike the MBA) it does not typically vault a candidate to an associate role. Instead, Masters in Finance candidates are usually considered alongside undergraduates for analyst positions during the recruiting process.

You can find the full article here.

eFinancialCareers Masters in Finance rankings

Rank 2017 Rank 2016 College Course Country
1 1 London School of Economics MSc Finance UK
2 4 London Business School Masters in Finance UK
3 2 Imperial College, London MSc Finance UK
4 5 University of St Gallen Master of Arts HSG in Banking and Finance Switzerland
5 12 Warwick Business School MSc Finance UK
6 7 IE Business School Master in Finance Spain
7 13 Cass Business School Msc in Finance UK
8 21 Stockholm School of Economics MSc in Finance Sweden
9 10 Cambridge Judge Business School Mphil in Finance UK
10 8 Universita Bocconi Master of Science in Finance Italy
11 11 Edhec Business School Msc in Financial Markets/Msc Finance France
12 n/a MIT: Sloan Masters in Finance US
13 9 ESCP Business School Advanced Master in Finance France, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy
14 3 HEC Paris Masters in International Finance France
15 6 Esade Business School MSc in Finance Spain
16 19 Durham Business School MSc Finance and Investment UK
17 18 University of Oxford Saïd Master in Finance and Economics UK
18 14 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management Master of Finance Germany
19 15 Washington University: Olin Master of Science in Finance US
20 17 Skema Business School MSc Financial Markets and Investments France
21 n/a Rotterdam School of Management: Erasmus University MSc in Finance and Investments Netherlands
22 16 Essec Business School Advanced Master in Financial Techniques/Msc in Finance France
23 22 University College Dublin Msc in Finance Ireland
24 24 Lancaster University Management School MSc Finance UK
25 29 Brandeis University International Business School Master of Science in Finance US
26 null Peking University Master of Finance China
27 20 Grenoble School of Business MSc Finance France
28 23 Singapore Management University Msc in Applied Finance Singapore
29 25 University of Strathclyde MSc Finance UK
30 27 Queen Mary, University of London MSc Investment and Finance UK

 

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