Financial Times Ranks IE Business School Master in Finance Program 8th Worldwide
The one-year program allows students to explore the current financial environment and provides them with first-hand knowledge of modern markets.
IE Business School is 8th in the world according to the Financial Times 2022 ranking of pre-experience Master in Finance programs. The annual ranking considers various aspects of the program including student’s career path and salary, the diversity of faculty, board members, and students by gender and nationality, as well as the program’s international reach.
“IE Business School’s program is the only master’s degree in finance in Spain that repeats its position within the world’s top 10 group, out of a total of 55 schools. In my opinion, our success is due to selecting the best candidates with high GMAT levels from more than 30 countries in the world and the successful placement of students in the main financial centers with salaries from $134,000 to three years after graduation, said IE Business School professor Ignacio de la Torre, who also serves as the Academic Director of the School’s Master in Finance program. “Another key factor is that our academic design is oriented to the labor market, which explains why 92% of our students declared that the MIF met their expectations.”
In fact, IE Business School recently restructured the Master in Finance program, adding specialization tracks that give students an even further boost upon entering the job market. The four tracks are: Investment Banking and Private Equity, Financial Analytics and Digital Finance, Real Estate and Alternative Investments, and Global Markets and Asset Management.
The one-year Master in Finance program at IE Business School aims to provide students with first-hand insight into the realities of the modern financial markets , covering the latest trends on corporate finance and private equity, global markets, asset management and alternative investments, as well as a deep dive into finance analytics and digital finance, with a focus on artificial intelligence and the application of big data to finance.
Students in the program can participate in interactive, virtual investments with internet-based simulators via the IE Business School Trading Room, explore investment opportunities for a leveraged buyout, and learn programming in FinTech, Python, MATLAB, and Visual Basic. The program offers a variety of networking opportunities and optional trips to London, New York, Ghana, and Frankfurt and students bring real-world know-how to their final projects, which address issues such as digital assets, solar power plants, and microfinance.
In addition to the full time program, IE Business School offers dual degrees with the Master in Finance as well as a 22-month part time option that is a dynamic blend of online and face-to-face learning.