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UC3M has one of the world’s best Master’s degrees in finance


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is ranked 24th in the world among the best centres to specialise in finance, according to a ranking published by the British newspaper Financial Times, which analyses the best “pre-experience” Master’s degrees in finance (for students with little or no work experience). UC3M is the only Spanish public institution that is included in this ranking and has moved up five places compared to last year.

Ranking Financial Times

The UC3M Master’s Degree in Finance appears in this ranking along with other degrees offered by two Spanish private business schools: IE Business School and Eada Business School Barcelona. The top three places in the world are held by: ESCP Business School, HEC Paris, and Essec Business School (all in France).

This ranking of Master’s degrees in finance analyses students’ career and salary progression, the programme’s international projection, the diversity of student and teacher backgrounds and the value for money, among other parameters. In order to be included in this ranking, Master’s degrees must be taught full-time, have a minimum of 30 students and be accredited by AACSB or Equis.

“Although in global terms, the University Master’s Degree in Finance ranks 24th, its great value in some of the categories analysed in the ranking should be highlighted. In the case of the ‘student career progression’ criteria, it ranks fourth worldwide; and in the ‘value for money’ category, which measures the relationship between the cost of the programme and the average salary obtained by graduates within 3 years, this UC3M programme ranks 21st worldwide”, says the Head of the Degree Programme, Jesús David Moreno Muñoz, from UC3M’s Department of Business Economics.

UC3M is a Spanish public university that excels in research, teaching and innovation. It is among the best universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023 and among the best universities for the employability of its graduates, according to the latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking. UC3M is the first university in Europe to obtain ACEEU dual accreditation for its contribution and impact on the industrial and social fabric, and it also has other accreditations and quality awards, such as the EUR-ACE seal in the field of engineering or the AACSB accreditation in business and finance programmes.

More information:

Masters in Finance pre-experience 2023 – Financial Times