MSc Finance reaches top 55 Financial Times ranking

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We are pleased to share that The University of Liverpool Management School’s MSc Finance programme has been recognised by the Financial Times (FT) and is now ranked in the ‘Top 55 FT Masters in Finance pre-experience’ alongside prominent business schools from the UK, Netherlands, France, Spain, and China.

The ranking lists the top pre-experience programmes globally, based on three core categories: alumni career progress, school diversity and international experience and research. Information collected from all schools is given to the FT to calculate the rankings along with data from alumni, three years after graduation.

The Management School thrived in alumni career progress as 67% of our graduates found employment within three months of finishing our programme and findings show they were also quick to progress in their chosen careers with salaries increasing by 29% between completion and today.

The support our students and graduates receive from the Management School was also highlighted by the FT, most notably the careers service that is offered to all master’s students. This is showcased by our in-house careers team ranking 29th out of 55 institutions for their effectiveness of career counselling, personal development, networking events, internship search and recruitment.

Diversity also played a role in this year’s FT Masters in Finance rankings which took into consideration the percentage of female faculty (41%), female students (47%), international faculty (63%) and international students (95%) within the Management School. Despite not contributing to the overall ranking calculations, ULMS scored 9.5 out of a possible 10-point scale based on alumni satisfaction about the programme. This ranking placed ULMS as joint top-rated Business School, alongside London Business School, based on our graduates’ overall experience.

Professor Julia Balogun, Dean of the University of Liverpool Management, said: "We are delighted that our MSc Finance programme has been ranked by the FT as a top 55 programme. This ranking confirms what we know about our programme here at the Management School and further provides an indication of the standard of our programme for our alumni, and current and future students.”

Jason Laws, Associate Dean for Postgraduate, said: “It’s great to receive the news about our MSc Finance programme being ranked in the top 55 of the FT’s Masters in Finance pre-experience 2022. The team behind the MSc Finance programme work hard to help our students and support their career entry and development in the financial sectors, government agencies and to higher education. It’s great to have all of our continued hard work and support recognised by the FT.”