French enterprise faculties led by HEC Paris are the very best locations to review a masters in finance diploma world wide, with robust continued demand regardless of the disruption of coronavirus, in line with the FT’s latest annual assessment.
The highest 5 of the main 9 suppliers of the MiF qualification provided to these with out prior skilled expertise are primarily based in France, in addition to an additional 4 among the many 55 whole faculties included within the 2021 rankings.
The efficiency of HEC Paris is considerably pushed by the excessive salaries paid to the worldwide alumni employed by world banking and funding recruiters, who’re drawn to France’s aggressive elite schooling system and its notable energy in quantitative abilities.
“We’re completely satisfied we may come high once more,” stated Eloïc Peyrache, HEC Paris’s dean, who was appointed at the beginning of this 12 months. “Our finance division could be very robust, and we now have a worldwide viewers. The standard of scholars is superb and the variety of candidates is rising.”
The college has ranked first within the FT’s MiF rating 9 occasions over the previous decade, forward of different main French enterprise faculties this 12 months together with ESCP, Skema, Essec and Edhec, all of that are among the many nation’s elite grandes écoles.
London Business School retains its main place for the smaller number of MiF courses tailor-made to those that have already labored within the discipline earlier than learning, forward of University of Cambridge: Judge, Amsterdam Business School and Singapore Management University: Lee Kong Chian.
The FT rating is closely weighted to replicate alumni salaries, with graduates of HEC Paris reporting common earnings earlier than bonuses of $156,583 three years after ending their diploma. Colleges are additionally assessed on elements together with gender variety and assessments of profession companies.
Europe dominates within the provision of the MiF programs, though three Chinese language enterprise faculties — Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance at SJTU and Peking University Guanghua — carried out properly this 12 months.
US enterprise faculties stay dominant in MBAs, however 4 had been additionally listed on this 12 months’s FT MiF rating.
Present demand for locations, recruitment of graduates and salaries for alumni have held up in contrast with earlier years, regardless of the disruption of the pandemic. The common wage for alumni three years after finishing their pre-experience MiF rose in 2021 to $85,858 from $83,404.
Peyrache stated that almost 90 per cent of his MiF college students had been from outdoors France, and that almost all had been recruited by non-French corporations together with many employers primarily based in London.