Durham University Business School ranked in UK Top 10 for Masters in Finance programme

New Delhi: Durham University Business School has been ranked as one of the UK’s top 10 institutions for its pre-experience Masters in Finance programme, by the Financial Times.

The annual ranking places the School 9th in the UK, and at 51st globally.

The programme, which has a partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA), has been specifically designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, business experience and technical skills to build a successful career in modern finance sector.

Outside of compulsory modules in Financial Theory, Econometrics, Modelling and Forecasting, students have the opportunity to tailor their studies to their career aspirations by selecting up to four additional elective modules. Classes are taught by both the School’s faculty and leading industry experts, keeping learning closely tied to current business practice.

Manuel Preciado Hernandez, alumnus of the MSc Finance and Investment programme at Durham University Business School says,

“The programme enabled me to acquire new knowledge and strengthen my existing skills built from my professional and academic background in finance by offering a variety of elective modules, such as Market Microstructure or Behavioural Finance and Economics, which are becoming increasingly relevant within the finance sector. My career substantially improved once I completed my studies. I obtained a promotion back in Colombia with a greater salary and opportunity for professional development than my previous position.”

In addition to classroom-based studies, students can participate in international study tours to key European financial hubs, work on business projects under guidance from faculty and industry leaders, and compete in the programme’s annual Trading Challenge.

Mike Nicholson, Associate Dean of Specialist Masters programmes at Durham University Business School says it’s this blend of academic rigour, industry focus and practical learning that provides a solid foundation for students’ future careers.

“We’re delighted with the continuing strength of our programme in the FT rankings, which we see as recognition of a truly distinctive educational experience here at Durham. In addition to a world-class curriculum underpinned by cutting-edge research, our students benefit from innovations such as our Trading Challenge, Investment Club and the chance to compete in the CFA’s Global Investment Research Challenge. Combined with a strong international cohort, all of these opportunities help to make our graduates highly desirable individuals in an increasingly competitive jobs market.”

The full rankings report is available to view of the Financial Times’ website.