The London Business School Masters in Finance program is one of the worlds best MSF program and consistently ranked in the top ten for the Financial Times annual ranking for post-experience programs. The school is world renowned and they have been offering this masters degree for as long as I can remember. It has been far too long since I wrote about a this program and I plan on posting a couple updates over the course of the next couple of weeks. For this post I wanted to write about the 2017 placement report that was just posted. I will do a broad update next time.
2017 Masters in Finance Placement Report
93% of students in the 2017 full-time class accepted jobs within three months of graduating, a very impressive statistic, especially with a 99% reporting rate. Before I get into the specific details of the report, let me provide the class profile that is covered in this report. As a reminder to everyone, the full report will be provided in a link below.
2017 Class Profile
- Class size – 105 students
- Nationalities – 37
- Avg. Work Experience – 5 years
- Range of Work Experience – 2-13
This class profile reflects the truly global nature of this program and will be reflected in the placements. This is the program for anyone interested in having an international career.
81% of the class of 2017 placed into the financial sector. No surprise for a masters in finance program. What I found very interesting was the fact that roughly 20% of the program placed into non finance roles, including consulting and technology. This should be encouraging for anyone who wants to get their masters in finance, but also wants to keep their career options open.
The locations of the placements reflect the London Business Schools international reputation. The majority of students (41%) found employment in the United Kingdom, but large numbers went to work in Asia (29%) as well as Latin America (16%). Smaller numbers found work in continental Europe, the USA and Africa/Middle East.
I’ve selected a small number of placements to include for illustrative purposes. I will include the full 2017 report at the end so you can see all the details yourself, but I think the below chart highlights some of the great names and global opportunities available to graduates from this program.
|Class of 2020||Class of 2019|
|Number of Colleges Represented||41||44|
|Percent International Students||74%||64%|
|Male / Female %||58% / 42%||53% / 47%|
|Average Months Work Experience||15||14.4|
This program continues to be one of the best international masters in finance program for anyone looking for a truly global experience. The program tends to be best suited for those with more work experience than US master in finance programs so keep that in mind when considering the program. Anyone just graduating, but still very interested in the London School of Business should check out their Masters in Financial Analysis (I will update this program as well in the upcoming weeks).
LBS 2017 MFin Placement Report
Here is a link to the London Business School Masters in Finance Program