QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018 Out Now: An Overview

Discover how the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018 have been put together and who comes out on top

In response to growing demand from applicants and the rising popularity of business masters programs, this year QS have decided to release its largest and most comprehensive suite of rankings to date.

In addition to the most-evolved rankings of MBA programs we have ever compiled, the QS Global MBA Rankings 2018, we also felt the time was right to launch our inaugural QS Business Masters Rankings 2018.

The Business Masters Rankings 2018 consist of the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018, the QS Masters in Management Rankings 2018 and the QS Masters in Business Analytics Rankings 2018.

By releasing these rankings simultaneously our aim is to allow prospective students, in particular, to compare and contrast a range of different programs and schools. To help narrow down programs based on individual requirements, we include five key indicators.

The five key indicators for the Masters in Finance Rankings 2018 are: ‘Employability’(30%), ‘Alumni Outcomes’ (20%), ‘Value for Money’ (20%), ‘Thought Leadership’ (20%) and ‘Class & Faculty Diversity’ (10%).

Discover the methodology behind the QS Masters in Finance Rankings 2018


For more details on how we calculated the ranking of a program, take a look at our QS Business Masters Rankings 2018 Methodology.


So who came out on top this year?

While US institutions might be lagging a fair way behind European business schools in the Masters in Management Rankings 2018, they perform much better in the Masters in Finance Rankings 2018.

In fact, MIT Sloan School of Management only just misses out on the top spot, being pipped to the post by the MSc in Finance program offered at London Business School.

Two other US business schools are included in the top 10: UC Berkeley Haas (fifth) and UCLA Anderson School of Management (seventh). UC Berkley Haas also ranks first for both thought leadership and value for money indicators.

In terms of alumni outcomes, HEC Paris’ Master in International Finance program leads the way (third overall).


Written by Phil Cottrell

Phil is the editor of TopMBA.com and has a breadth of editorial and digital marketing experience. He has worked across a variety of industries from e-commerce and commercial real estate to managing all content for a C-suite careers site aimed at UK and US professionals.

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