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Oxford Saïd’s MSc in Financial Economics ranked no.1 in QS world rankings

QS Finance Masters Rankings has listed Oxford Saïd’s MSc in Financial Economics no.1 in the world

The programme is run jointly by the Saïd Business School’s finance faculty and the University’s Department of Economics. A rigorous academic approach alongside thorough practical applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters, merge within this programme to deliver a world-class MSc.

The QS World University Rankings considered 156 Masters in Finance programmes. These were scored on alumni outcomes, diversity, employability, thought leadership and value for money.

Oxford Saïd’s full-time, nine-month programme was the only Masters in Finance programme to receive the highest score of 100 in both the employability and thought leadership categories, as well as 99.6 for its alumni outcomes.

Kevin Bruggeman, a current student on the programme said: ‘The MFE and its co-curricular programmes such as Finance Lab are taught by esteemed academics and successful practitioners and provide an excellent balance between theory and practice. Both Saïd Business School and the historical city of Oxford present an inspiring environment and a diverse community that perfectly facilitate personal growth.’

The MSc consists of four core courses: asset pricing, economics, corporate finance and financial econometrics. Five elective courses are also selected by students to allow for specialisation within the programme. Students benefit from participating in the Oxford Saïd Finance Lab, where the skills and mindset needed to enter the financial sector are studied and refined. Access to Oxford Saïd’s Career Development Centre with specialist finance industry support is another integral part of the programme.

Ken Okamura, Senior Lecturer in Finance said: ‘The MSc in Financial Economics is an academically rigorous course that prepares our students for the challenges of a fast-changing world. The course is a successful melding of the insights and education provided by the faculties of the Saïd Business School and the Department of Economics. We are proud of the students, our alumni and their achievements.’

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