Good afternoon from London. We have just published our 2022 ranking of masters finance courses around the world. French business schools continue their winning streak, while London Business School retains its lead in providing programs for experienced professionals.
Demand for masters in finance qualifications remains strong, but business schools are facing more competition from other training providers.
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FT Masters in Finance rankings of 2022: the results are out
HEC Paris is number one in our league table of postgraduate finance courses for students with little or no experience and French schools take the top five places.
We also reveal the top three finance masters for those who already have professional experience in the sector.
You can learn how the tables were compiled, find out how business schools are tackling financial crime and read the rest of our coverage at ft.com/business-education/financial-training.
Data line: Best taught subjects on Masters in Finance degrees
Masters in Finance alumni in FT finance ranked programs say corporate finance and investment are well taught in their business schools. These subjects have received the highest scores for the past five years, write Leo Cremonezi and Sam Stephens.
Three-fifths of respondents gave top marks to corporate finance classes, and rated equities, statistics and quantitative finance well. Commodities and compliance have been rated poorly by students in the past three years, followed by fintech — a topic that is becoming increasing popular. One alumnus called for more insight into issues such as foreign exchange and cryptocurrency.
Asian schools perform better in teaching fintech than schools in other regions, with 43 per cent of graduates scoring nine or 10 for the subject. Further analysis of the FT’s Masters in Finance 2022 rankings can be found here.
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