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Masters in Finance in global top 50, says Financial Times ranking

The Business School’s Masters in Finance programme has been ranked in the global top 50 in today’s Financial Times rankings. This is the first Financial Times ranking of the Masters in Finance programmes since 2018.

This result showcases improvement in the rankings for the School from the previous two (2017 and 2018), where the programme finished 51st for two consecutive years. The Business School has now broken into the top 50 globally, finishing 49th overall.

We also remain as the 9th best programme in the UK, and are ranked as the 36th best in Europe.

Susan Hart, Executive Dean, says,

“The Business School’s MSc programmes are all taught and delivered by world-class faculty, whose leading research underpins the learning experienced by our students. One-year, full-time programmes, like the Masters in Finance give students the opportunity to develop and enhance practical skills that employers are looking for. It is no surprise that the Durham Masters in Finance, alongside our other programmes, consistently ranks highly for both reputation and quality, in independent assessments such as this Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking.”

The Financial Times’ Masters in Finance ranking evaluates both pre-experience programmes and post-experience degrees. To be eligible for the ranking programmes must meet strict criteria – they must be full-time, cohort-based and have a minimum of 30 graduates each year. Finally, the schools must be accredited by either AACSB or EQUIS.

The rankings are based on information collected in two separate surveys. The first is from the business schools and the second by alumni who completed their degrees at least three years ago.

Business school’s programmes are graded on a number of criteria including; salary increase, value for money, career progression, gender diversity, international diversity and international experience on the programme amongst others.

Our Masters in Finance programme scored particularly highly for its student satisfaction, with an alumni score of 9.30 out of 10 being overall very satisfied with their programme experience – this was joint-highest for any UK institution in the rankings.

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