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World class: The WBS MSc Finance is in the world's top 20 and offers CFA scholarships

Warwick Business School’s MSc Finance has been ranked in the world’s top 20 by the Financial Times for the 14th year in a row. 

And according to the Financial Times WBS graduates enjoy an 80 per cent increase in their salary, the biggest among the 13 UK schools that qualified for the ranking. 

The Financial Times Masters in Finance 2024 ranking placed WBS 19th globally and fourth in the UK. Even more importantly, the career progress of the School’s graduates was also rated fourth worldwide. 

This comes after WBS climbed the Financial Times Executive Education Open Programme ranking to 30th in the world and QS named the School’s MSc Finance among the world’s top 10 for thought leadership

Andy Lockett, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “To be ranked among the world’s top 20 illustrates the quality of teaching students receive on our MSc Finance. 

“It also highlights the support our students receive from our careers team, which is full of finance specialists working with big financial services firms such as PwC, EY, and Goldman Sachs to find them the skilled graduates they need. 

“WBS is for the Change Makers, those that are curious and determined, who gain the tools and knowledge to go out into the world and disrupt both industry and personal expectations.”  

An MSc Finance with a CFA scholarship

The School is part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program, so its MSc Finance curriculum covers the majority of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge at Level 2, with the CFA awarding scholarships to nine of the best WBS MSc Finance students each year.  

All this demonstrates the relevance of the School’s MSc Finance in preparing students for top-tier careers in the finance industry, from investment banking and financial risk management to hedge funds and alternative investments. 

There is also the option of studying abroad with one the School’s European Business School partners, such as NOVA Business School in Portugal. 

Alex Stremme, Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for the Finance MSc Portfolio, said: “Our MSc Finance is a real mix of academic rigour and industry insight: we develop the skills and tools that enable graduates to become decision-makers in the finance industry, but also the theoretical context necessary to become a Change Maker in the rapidly evolving world of finance. 

“Our academics are world-leading experts from around the globe, offering a transformational learning experience supported by extensive experience and partnerships in the finance industry, and cutting-edge research that has a tangible impact in the ‘real world’ of finance. 

“With 86 per cent of students reporting the course achieved their aims and many landing jobs at major global financial institutions such as Morgan Stanley and other leading investment banks, think tanks, the IMF or the World Bank, consultancy or investment management firms, the MSc Finance offers an excellent foundation for a bright future.” 

The full ranking is at Masters in Finance pre-experience 2024.