MSc Finance at Imperial College Business School has been ranked 2nd in the world in the eFinancialCareers 2016 ranking of the top MSc Finance degrees for getting a job in investment banking.
It is a significant achievement to be ranked in the top programmes in the world by eFinancialCareers, a leading employment website from The Wall Street Journal which serves the global financial community.
A common motivation of MSc Finance students is to pursue a career in investment banking, with a postgraduate degree helping applicants to stand out in the competitive recruitment process.
Of our MSc Finance 2014-15 class, an impressive 97% were employed within three months of completing the programme. 45% of the class were employed in investment banking, with a substantial number recruited to top tier banks, as reflected in our ranking.
The eFinancialCareers ranking focuses on employment in front office investment banking jobs, which typically includes M&A, capital markets, sales and trading and equity research. The methodology of the ranking includes a greater weighting for those employed in a tier one bank, and tier two and three institutions respectively.
Our world class teaching and the programme of career support that students receive from the Business School’s Career and Professional Development Service have definitely contributed to our students’ success
“We are delighted with this result and are really proud of our incredible alumni and their achievements. Our world class teaching and the programme of career support that students receive from the Business School’s Career and Professional Development Service have definitely contributed to our students’ success,” commented Lisa Umenyiora, Assistant Director of Finance Programmes at Imperial College Business School.
The eFinancialCareers ranking builds on our recent top ranking by the Financial Times for the percentage of students employed within three months of completing our MSc Finance programme.
The Business School’s Career and Professional Development Service work with our finance students throughout the academic year, providing support, advice and guidance that is tailored to securing a top role in the finance sector. Students take part in a Finance Industry Careers Course, including practical career-focused workshops, employer events and a careers fair, providing industry insights, advice and networking opportunities at a crucial time for graduate applications in the finance sector. Throughout the year, students also benefit from the support of experienced Careers Consultants and industry professionals with their job applications, interview preparation and career planning.