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IE Business School Master in Finance Ranked 1st in Spain and 12th Worldwide by Financial Times

Master in Finance Ranked 1st in Spain and 12th Worldwide by Financial Times

The one year Master in Finance trains young professionals in the tools, techniques and strong financial grounding to succeed in the ever-changing finance industry.

IE Business School is the 12th business school in the world and 1st in Spain in the Financial Times 2020 Ranking of pre-experience Master in Finance programs. The ranking analyzes aspects of the program including student’s career path and salary as well as diversity of faculty, board members, and students by gender and nationality, and the international reach of the program.

“IE Business School’s Master in Finance has consistently held a position among the world’s fifteen best Masters in Finance programs since the Financial Times began the ranking.”

Ignacio de la Torre, Academic Director of the Masters in Finance at IE Business School

“IE Business School’s Master in Finance has consistently held a position among the world’s fifteen best Masters in Finance programs since the Financial Times began the ranking. We select students with demanding levels of GMAT scores, our faculty actively work in capital markets and investment banking, and, as a consequence, our graduates are employed by large investment banks, a platform from which they later jump into sectors such as private equity in the world’s main financial centers,” said Ignacio de la Torre, Academic Director of the Masters in Finance at IE Business School, and Partner and Chief Economist at the Spanish Investment Bank, Arcano Partners. “Our alumni and soon to be graduates are, without a doubt, prepared and ready to lead the post-COVID world of work.”

The Master in Finance program allows students to tailor their experience to suit their career goals and offers more than 60 financial electives. More than 90% of the finance faculty are leaders in investment banking, private equity, and capital markets and use their extensive sector experience to continually update course content. 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. In addition, the Master in Finance program offers networking trips to New York, London, and Frankfurt as well as the option to take part in the ongoing microfinance project in Ghana called “Financieros sin Fronteras”.

The Master in Finance program was recently merged with the business school’s Master in Advanced Finance program in order to increase finance students’ access to a broader range of industry work experience and electives.

In May, IE University announced its new liquid learning model which aims to transform the education landscape. Launching across all of the university’s five schools, including IE Business School, this September, the new education model will allow students, who hail from a total of 140 countries, to attend class in person or online with equal immersive experience and academic excellence. The format will provide flexibility for students and reinforce active and personalized learning that focuses on solving real world problems. To accomplish this, IE University has adapted all courses to include new methodologies, content, and academic materials. Facilities and classrooms have likewise been redesigned and equipped with technological solutions that enhance interaction.