If you’re a student with aspirations to become a global financial services professional, you may be interested in anew study by QS Top Universities indicating where you ought to go to school.
QS has ranked 200 schools globally according to their appeal to financial services employers. There are some curious anomalies, such as the absence of French schools such as Paris-Dauphine and the University of Canterbury at #31 – until you realise that it refers to the university of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Nevertheless, for all its apparent failings, here’s the ranking of global financial services employers’ 100 most favourite academic institutions. According to this survey, if you’re in the UK and want to work in finance, it seems you should be studying at Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial, or the University of Manchester.
|2||University of Oxford||96.9|
|3||University of Cambridge||90.6|
|4||London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)||86.1|
|6||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||77.4|
|7||London Business School||70.1|
|8||University of California, Berkeley (UCB)||67.7|
|9||The University of Melbourne||67.7|
|13||University of Pennsylvania||61.9|
|15||Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi||59.3|
|16||National University of Singapore (NUS)||58.4|
|17||University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)||57.5|
|18||University of Chicago||56.8|
|19||University of Toronto||54.7|
|20||The University of Sydney||54|
|21||New York University (NYU)||53.8|
|22||The University of Auckland||53.6|
|23||The University of Warwick||52.8|
|24||University of Michigan||52.7|
|25||Imperial College London||52.6|
|26||The University of New South Wales||52.3|
|30||The University of Queensland||46.6|