Master’s in Finance climbs once again in global ranking by Financial Times

Published: 2021-06-21

Lund University School of Economics and Management climbs one step and lands on #37 on Financial Times' prestigious annual global ranking of Master’s programmes in Finance. The previous ranking was released in 2020, with 55 ranked schools.

Our Master’s in Finance climbs once again in the Financial Times international ranking. Last year's #38 position has improved to #37.

“We are very pleased that our students seem to be so satisfied with their education and where it has taken them in the world,” says Mats Benner, Dean of Lund University School of Economics and Management.

The international financial newspaper’s ranking is based on surveys sent out to students who graduated three years ago. They answer questions about what their education has given them, how their careers have taken off, what they earn, and estimate the value of the education.

“This is a recognition of the great work that our teachers and students are doing every day,” says Anna Thomasson, LUSEM Associate Vice Dean with responsibilities for education.

“A great dynamic”

“The programme’s greatest asset is its students. Admission is competitive and we get very talented and ambitious students. For me as a teacher, it’s very rewarding to work with these students,” says Jens Forssbaeck, Programme director of LUSEM’s Master’s programme in Finance.

About two out of three students are international. This creates a great dynamic, according to Forssbaeck.

“After an intensive year in Lund, they go on to get very good jobs in their home countries or internationally. Regardless of which, we have alumni all over the world, and we make an effort to keep in touch with our graduates,” he says, and adds:

“Overall, the ranking contributes to a virtuous circle. It means higher interest from the best students and it inspires all of us who work with the program to ensure that our graduates leave Lund with the best possible education and a positive experience. It also leads to increased recognition among the best and most attractive potential employers of our graduates.”

“Opens up for collaboration”

Among the Scandinavian universities and colleges, Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) and Stockholm School of Economics have so far been among the 55 elected programmes. The LUSEM students are exceptionally satisfied with the international study environment at the School.

The Financial Times Global Master’s in Finance ranking is open to pre-experience programmes worldwide. However, they must be accredited according to the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) or AACSB, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

“Our prominent position ensures that we attract the best students and it opens up for more collaboration with the School’s corporate partners,” Dean Mats Benner concludes.

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Ulf Persson
Programme coordinator

Jens Forssbaeck
Programme Director

Mats Benner
Dean of LUSEM

Anna Thomasson
Associate Vice Dean