LUBS programme ranked among best in the world

Leeds University Business School’s (LUBS) MSc Accounting and Finance programme has once again been ranked among the best in the world.

It has been included in the Financial Times Master in Finance Pre-Experience ranking, compiled via feedback from recent alumni (class of 2015) together with information provided by participating Schools.

It places great emphasis on the quality of the student experience, Faculty and School, as well as subsequent career outcomes of alumni. In order to be included in the rankings, Schools must meet strict criteria in terms of programme type, number of graduates and accreditation.

The results are a recognition of the quality of the Accounting and Finance programmes at Leeds, and the part they play in the career progress of alumni.

The ranking positions Leeds as:

  • second globally for percentage salary increase
  • sixth in the UK for careers progress – this is calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni are working for between graduation and today; and
  • fifth in the UK for the effectiveness of its careers service, in terms of career counselling, personal development and recruitment.

All of the alumni surveyed were employed within three months of graduating, with the programme placed 15th in the UK overall and 61st globally.

LUBS also appears within the top 10 for selected categories, as voted for by the alumni of 2015 and compiled by the Financial Times.

This positions Leeds as:

  • second globally for compliance/legal
  • sixth globally for fintech (financial technology); and
  • ninth globally for consultancy.

Programme Director for MSc Accounting and Finance, Jessica Johnson, said: “We are delighted our MSc Accounting and Finance programme has been ranked among the world’s top finance programmes.

“In today’s tough job market, our graduates compare favourably to those from the world’s top finance programmes, particularly in terms of securing employment and career development. These rankings confirm our position, once again, as a leading provider of Accounting and Finance education.”

These results follow on from other recent successes for the School, including Accounting and Finance at LUBS being ranked third in The Guardian University Guide 2019.

In January, its MBA programme appeared in the Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2018. And the full-time MBA and Executive MBA scored highly in the 2018 CEO Magazine rankings earlier in the year.

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