MSc Finance maintains top 15 global spot for fifth year

21 June 2021

  • WBS graduates see third highest salary increase in the world
  • On average graduates see an 81 per cent wage rise over three years
  • The school was rated fifth in the world for career progress
  • 92 per cent of job seeking graduates are employed within three months

Warwick Business School’s MSc Finance course has been ranked 13th in the world and third for salary increase by the Financial Times.

The annual Financial Times MSc Finance ranking for pre-experience programmes rated WBS fourth in the UK, with 55 courses meeting its eligibility requirements and being assessed.

The ranking also measures graduates’ salary three years after completing the course and found WBS alumni had seen the third highest rise in the world, with an average 81 per cent increase, while it was also rated fifth globally for career progress.

It maintained the school’s position in this metric - one of 17 used in the ranking - with WBS also having the third highest salary increase in 2020 as alumni averaged an 89 per cent rise.

Andy Lockett, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “Our MSc Finance course has always been of the highest quality and attracted high calibre students, which this ranking confirms.

“We have been ranked inside the world’s top 15 MSc Finance programmes since 2017 and our faculty that teach on the course regularly contribute to the world’s leading finance journals.

“It shows the value of our MSc Finance with the ranking revealing that 92 per cent of job seeking graduates have accepted a job offer within three months. We are also doing very well on gender balance for both faculty and students on the course.”

Graduates from the MSc Finance typically move into roles with the top global financial services companies, such as JP Morgan, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Barclays Capital and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Also, Warwick graduates were found to be targeted by the largest number of top companies in 2017 and the school’s careers service makes sure they are ready for a successful start with a host of workshops and online resources that they continue to have access to as alumni.

Course director Jana Fidrmuc, Associate Professor of Finance, added: “Our consistent showing among the world’s top 15 MSc Finance courses shows the high quality of the teaching and its content.

“These students are learning cutting-edge theories and tools in finance to move into the biggest companies and central banks in the world. What we teach is highly valued and much sought after.

“Students are taught by our excellent academics in core finance modules ranging from asset pricing through to corporate finance to empirical finance, while our extensive and varied elective portfolio allows students to specialise in the second part of the course.

“The MSc Finance gives our graduates the skills and grounding for a successful career in the financial industry.”

To see the full Financial Times MSc Finance 2021 pre-experience ranking click here

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