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        20 Best Masters In Finance Programs | Financial Times Ranking

        European business schools dominate the Financial Times Master in Finance Rankings in 2022—here are the world's best masters in finance programs

        HEC Paris offers the best Master in Finance program in the world, according to the latest Financial Times ranking.

        2022 marks the 11th time that HEC has taken the top spot in the Master of Finance rankings, which lists the best 55 pre-experience Masters in Finance (MiF) degrees worldwide. 

        HEC Paris isn’t the only French school to make the top 10 this year. The five highest-ranked programs are all based in France, including ESCP Business School, Skema Business School, ESSEC Business School, and EDHEC Business School. 

        Here’s our breakdown of the world's best Masters in Finance programs:


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        Best Masters in Finance | The Winners

        HEC Paris' consistent performance in the FT's Master in Finance rankings is largely down to the success of its alumni.

        Master in Finance graduate salaries are important to the rankings; on average, graduates from the HEC Paris Master in Finance program go on to earn an impressive salary of $172,693 three years after graduating. That's a 111% increase compared with their pre-study earnings.

        Other top-ranked Masters in Finance also boast impressive salary stats. Graduates from ESCP’s MiF program can expect a salary around $155,113 three years’ post-graduation, while ESSEC grads are paid an average of $127,967 three years on.

        Beyond the top five, Europe continues to lead the way in the MiF rankings. Of the top 20 programs, 17 are European, with the remaining spots held by two Chinese schools and one based in the US. 

        Oxford Said Business School continues its run as one of the best Masters in Finance worldwide, rising from 10th to sixth place this year. 

        The best Masters in Finance program in China is offered by Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, which comes in at number seven in the 2022 ranking, up five places from 2021 and continuing an upward trajectory as it finished in 15th the year before. IE Business School maintains its 2021 position in eighth place. 

        Just four US programs appear in the rankings. M7 business school MIT Sloan returns after opting out of rankings last year to place in joint ninth, the only US school among the top 20. University of Rochester: Simon Business School is the next highest performing US school finishing 43rd.