CUHK Business School ranked 25th worldwide in the Financial Times Masters in Finance 2024 – Pre-experience Programmes ranking

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School’s Master of Science (MSc) Programme in Finance has been ranked 25th worldwide and fourth in Asia in the Financial Times Masters in Finance 2024 – Pre-experience Programme ranking. This marks a rise of four positions from the previous year.

This is the highest placement that CUHK Business School’s MSc in Finance has achieved since its debut in the ranking in 2017, with remarkable results particularly in careers service and alumni network categories. The programme ranked fourth globally in “Careers Service” and fifth in “Alumni Network”. Careers service includes the support provided to students on career counselling, personal development, networking events, internship search and recruitment, while the strength of the alumni network is evaluated on its effectiveness in providing ongoing career opportunities, starting companies and recruiting staff etc. Notably, survey respondents reported an impressive 83% average salary increase after completing the programme.

Professor Cen Ling, Director of MSc Programme in Finance (Full-time), expressed his excitement and gratitude for this achievement, stating, “We are honoured to once again be recognised as one of the world’s top pre-experience Master’s Programmes in Finance. This accomplishment highlights our dedication to providing comprehensive career support for our graduates and fostering a strong global alumni network. We will continue to enhance the programme, equipping students with updated financial theories, quantitative reasoning, and big-data-oriented skills through rigorous academic training coupled with real-world capstone projects, ensuring that our graduates are well-prepared to excel in the dynamic financial sector with growing demands of AI talent. Together, we will strive for excellence and shape the future of finance education.”

Professor Cen also attributes this ranking improvement as a recognition of the student-centred small class size approach, characterised by interactive learning with a high teacher-to-student ratio, frequent after-class tutorials delivered by full-time tutors, and personalised one-on-one career services.

Financial Times defines pre-experience programmes as those aimed at students with little or no professional experience. The rankings are based on information collected from business schools and graduates who completed the masters in 2021.

For more details, please click here to read the full Financial Times Masters in Finance 2024 – Pre-experience Programme ranking results.