The faculty of Business and Economics of University of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) is proud to announce that it has been ranked 26th in the Financial Times' annual ranking of the best Master's programs in Finance, an increase of 8 places compared to last year.
The Financial Times has published its annual ranking of the best Masters in Finance programs, which includes 55 international business schools. This year, HEC Lausanne's Master's in Finance has moved up 8 places to 26th place among the 55 best programs in the world.
Director of this Master's program at HEC Lausanne, Prof. Michael Rockinger comments: "We are proud and happy with this result which represents a major collective effort of the entire Finance Department carried out between 2016 and 2017 when the program underwent a major overhaul. The program was reorganised into three orientations: asset and risk management, corporate finance and Fintech. Students now have a wider choice of courses, particularly in the area of new technologies, and also a greater number of elective courses, which allows them to organise their study program in a more personalised way. In addition, this reorganisation allows graduates to position themselves more specifically in the market according to the orientations they have followed. This helps the industry to identify potential candidates more easily and to make the market more fluid for our graduates. The best evidence that students have loved this transformation is that the program has grown from around 70 graduates in 2016 to over 170 in 2020.”
The Financial Times ranking is based on numerous evaluation criteria, including: the career development of alumni and their salary increase, the international orientation of the programmes, the gender and nationality diversity of participants, faculty and program management. In addition, only EFMD/EQUIS or AACSB accredited business schools can participate in this ranking.