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Imperial College Business School’s MSc Finance enters the global top 10 in @FinancialTimes rankings

Imperial College Business School has entered the world’s top ten for the first time in today’s Financial Times Masters in Finance rankings. Imperial ranked in 9th place, moving up three places from 12th position last year and is the highest ranked UK-based business school in the world.

Imperial is the only business school in the global top ten to have achieved equal numbers of men and women onto its MSc Finance, representing the school’s strategic priority in striving for gender balance across its programmes.

Leila Guerra, Associate Dean of Programmes at Imperial College Business School, said:

“This result highlights two of our core strengths: our strong reputation in finance, and the diversity of our student body. Today’s ranking is a testament to our hard work and commitment to all our finance programmes. In a technology driven world, our students are best positioned to succeed in the finance industry.”

This ranking coincides with the publication of Imperial’s latest employment report, which shows that 95 per cent of MSc Finance students who graduated in 2017 were employed three months after graduation.

Dr Lara Cathcart, Director of the MSc Finance programme at Imperial College Business School, said:

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our MSc Finance, this ranking is an excellent result for the School and for our MSc Finance programme. In particular, the climb to 1st overall in the UK for achieving equal gender representation on the programme highlights the support that Imperial is giving female professionals in the finance industry, which has for so long been male dominated. We hope that the programme’s strong female representation will encourage greater diversity across our other MSc programmes and also in the City and elsewhere.”

The ranking result highlights Imperial’s growing reputation in finance, reflected in the School’s close links to the City of London, the intellectual authority of its finance academics and the successes of students and alumni working in finance.

The Financial Times ranking is based on responses of both business schools and their MSc Finance alumni on various criteria, including the current average salary of alumni.

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