Masters in Financial Management is the only Belgian programme in the international top
Result of the Financial Times’ Masters in Finance 2015 Ranking
The Financial Times’ most recent Masters in Finance ranking confirms Vlerick Business School’s excellent reputation in the area of career opportunities after graduation: our programme is ranked 15th worldwide for ‘placement success’. “We are delighted that we continue to score extremely well in all aspects of the ranking that have to do with furthering your career after graduation,” says Valerie Versprille, Manager of Vlerick’s Masters programmes. “In addition, 10th place in Europe for ‘value for money’ is also definite confirmation that we offer our students a high-quality programme for a very competitive price.” Finally, Vlerick rises from 19 to 10 for international course experience.
Vlerick’s Masters in Financial Management includes both a track in corporate finance and a track in market finance and is accredited by the prestigious CFA Institute. This academic year, the programme has 45 students of which 20 international students from 16 different countries.
“The fact that we stand at No. 15 out of a total of 50 programmes worldwide for the ways in which we support our students in their search for a good job shows that our alumni regard our Career Services and the global Vlerick network as hugely valuable to the development of their career,” adds Wouter De Maeseneire, Programme Director and Professor of Corporate Finance. “That support ranges from advice regarding the CV, to job fairs and workshops, to concrete job openings, training and contacts with companies.”
Almost all students find a suitable job either during their studies or soon after graduation. Most go to work as strategic consultants for major players like McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company, and Roland Berger, or they join financial firms such as Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, CVC Capital Partners, or Gimv.
Moreover, our alumni also clearly value the programme’s strong international focus. That’s now reflected in the FT ranking by an impressive leap forward from 19th to 10th place worldwide for ‘international course experience’.
Wouter De Maeseneire: “We have invested enormously to maximise the students’ international course experience during the programme. The study trip to London as the financial heart of Europe − where we visit a variety of large financial institutions − is invaluable for our students. Furthermore, we’re also seeing that more and more students are going abroad for 2 months for their in-company project − in which they apply the knowledge they’ve gained in the programme to a real-life project for a company at the company’s location. Not only in Europe, but even in Dubai and Canada.”