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Master in Finance di ESCP Europe al 2° posto nel ranking del Financial Times

ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance (Master in Finance di ESCP Europe) has improved its global position, going up to the second place in the Financial Times ranking list, which analyses the best business schools in the world each year.

According to the most important business ranking list, made by the British economic daily newspaper, the programme has the maximum punctuation for international job placement in the financial sector: it ranks first in career progression and international experience, besides the efficiency of its own career service.

The increase by 48% of the average annual wage of participants – calculated before and after attending the Master – helped topping the list. Three years after graduation, participants are able to earn $111,341 on average, equivalent to 96,000 Euros.

The programme, held in English and French in ESCP Europe’s London and Paris campuses, keeps its place for the fourth consecutive year as the best Master in Finance in the UK, famous excellence market of the financial sector, surpassing   Imperial College Business School and Saïd Business School of Oxford University.

For students who want to work in the bank market as well as in the investment market, the Master in Finance is planned to educate experts in investment banking, both in company finance and capital market. The Financial Times ranking list awards the international nature of the programme and the technical and professional qualities of professors, who work in close contact with finance leaders. This factor is significant to determine its trailblazing reputation.

“The Master in Finance is in a constant dialogue with oustanding actors of the finance sector, allowing to change its content to fit the market needs – maintains Prof. Francesco Rattalino, Director of ESCP Europe Torino Campus -. This practical approach ensures the best quality for the courses, which is supported by the continuous top ranking in the Financial Times list”.

At is 31st anniversary, the ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance keeps developing strong connections with international financial institutions, counting on a dinamic global alumni network.

“The involvement of our alumni community is determining to add high value to the programme – adds the academic director of the Master in Finance, Prof. Philippe Thomas -. Our Alumni are, in fact, very active in the ’Advisory Board. They work in close contact with our teachers to ensure high-quality courses and accurate selection criteria for students”.

 “This Master is a programme for those who aim for academic and professional excellence – concludes Prof. Frank Bournois, ESCP Europe’s Dean –. The Master benefits form the important ranking of our business school, and the “2 countries, 2 languages” formula allows students to experience different technical aspects of the profession, as well as to benefit from features of two markets very different from each other, the French and the English market. In particular, or presence in London, the world’s financial centre, makes our programme very attractive to students from every part of the world”.


ESCP Europe’s Master in Finance stands out for the following reasons:


  • Career progression: World’s 1st place

Calculated based on changes in seniority and on the size of companies for which alumni are working since graduation

  • International course experience: World’s 1st place

Master’s international feature component

  • Career service: world’s first place

Efficiency of counselling service for jobs, personal development, networking events, research and hiring interns, according to analyses by alumni

  • International professors: 78%
  • Goals reached: 1st place

92% of participants has declared having reached the goal for which they decided to attend the Master.

  • Job placement of participants  three years after the Master: 100%
  • Average wage: € 96.000 ($111.341)


The Master in Finance is a full-time, one-year programme for students with a first- or second-level degree, with previous work experience. It is made up of three parts, where intensive courses in Paris (September-December) and London (January-April) alternate with an internship of minimum 4 months in a company. A thesis on an individual research project, consistent with the changing needs of the finance sector market,  marks the end of the programme.

ESCP Europe

ESCP Europe together with Tsinghua University 
for an international Bachelor’s degree between Europe and China

Starting from the 2018-2019 academic year
students of Bachelor in Management (BSc) will be able to study in Cina


During the three-year course students are required to change campuses once a year, in order to know the reality and the culture of three different countries. Each student will choose a different campus each year, during three years:

  • First year: London, Paris or Beijing (at Tsinghua University)
  • Second year: Madrid, Paris or Turin
  • Third year: Berlin or Paris

Three years after its launch on an international university level, the Bachelor in Management (BSc) – Bachelor’s degree programme of the ESCP Europe business school – widens its horizon thanks to the partnership with Tsinghua University of Beijing, one of the best universities in the world.

The three-year course will be held in three different countries: other than in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris and Turin, young aspiring managers will have the opportunity to study at the new academic partner, in China. Students may choose to begin in September 2018 at Tsinghua University and study for the following years in the other European branches of the business school. Courses will be the same as for first-year students in ESCP EurOpe campuses, but contextualised to the Asian market.

The Bachelor in Management is an exciting, original and engaging programme which combines different subjects: the classics of management, such as marketing and finances, with humanities, among which psychology and sociology, language and self-development courses. Moreover, it includes internships and social projects, allowing students to acquire complete multidisciplinary knowledge. The goal is to create a bridge between university and the job market, preparing students for an international career in the current extremely diverse economic sector, encouraging them to trace a new world map.

First-year lessons, including in China, are held in English, as are the lessons of the second year in Turin. While it is possible to choose between English and the local language in the following years in the campuses of London, Madrid, Paris and Berlin. The partnership will also allow students from Asia to obtain an European Bachelor in Management (BSc).


“As an European business school, we have chosen to develop a programme between China and Europe which is perfectly aligned with our international strategy and with our goal of training future leaders – explains Léon Laulusa, Executive Vice-President e Dean for academic affairs and international relations of ESCP Europe“Even though it is the world’s second economic power, China isn’t well-known in the Western world. Not everyone knows, for example, that in 2017 among the 500 biggest companies in the world in terms of turnover, there were 109 Chinese companies. Or that the 40 biggest Chinese companies yield over 17 trillion euros, exceeding the GDP of the whole European Union”.


“Chinese economy is still unexplored and offers thousands of opportunities, so it must be analysed closely – explains Prof. Francesco Rattalino, Director of ESCP Europe Turin Campus -. This Bachelor’s degree course meets the needs of young people who want to obtain a qualification as fast as possible, in order to have the best tools to face the job market in the most efficient and competitive way. ESCP Europe wanted to accelerate the development of the programme, answering the growing demand of studying in China made by students with a strong international inclination. Tsinghua University e ESCP Europe aim to the same level of excellence, welcoming students from the best high schools”.


“One of the greatest advantages of this study programme in China is the possibility of interaction for students from all over the world – maintains Margot Drancourt De Lasteyrie, Director of China Projects in the International Affairs Department di ESCP Europe -. Twenty years ago, I had the privilege of studying in Shanghai, but at that time international and Chinese students didn’t have the chance to attend lessons together. What better way to know a country that having local friends? The possibility of studying in China for a year further improves the internationalization of students and the international opportunities for their career”.

Since its launch, the Bachelor in Management has attracted considerable interest internationally: 286 students are currently enrolled, coming from 54 countries, 5% of them from China.

Applications for next year are still open. The deadline id July 10, 2018.

What is ESCP Europe?

Established in Paris in 1819 as the world’s first Business School, ESCP Europe is one of the most renowned schools internationally and always comes first in rankings of Business Schools. It has 6 campuses in Europe – Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw – and trains students to an international career in management. In Europe, about 4.600 students and 5.000 managers, coming from 100 different countries, enrol every year. ESCP Europe offers complete programmes of General Management and Masters. The alumni community has 50,000 members of 200 different nationalities, and is active in 150 countries. Its Turin branch is open since 2004, thanks to the support of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris, the Camera di Commercio di Torino, the University of Turin, the Politecnico di Torino and many partner companies.

A few numbers…

Currently, there are 400 Chinese students in ESCP Europe, 600 are expected in the years to come. While in the past years there were:

  • 34 students in 2017 – 2018
  • 23 students in 2016 – 2017
  • 23 students in 2015 – 2016

250 to 300 students from ESCP Europe go to China every year to study (semesters during Master’s degree or Double-degree programmes) or for internships.


The inauguration of the Academic Year 2017-2018 of the Business School, took place on Friday, September 22, with 10% more students enrolled. The Business School is acknowledged as one of the best schools worldwide not only for its interdisciplinary and multicultural educational approach but especially for the international education provided, which is unique, with six establishments in six big European cities: Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw. Year after year, the number of students attending classes in the headquarter of Turin continues to increase. After a strict selection, the admitted students are 261, of 24 different nationalities, from Albania, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia and USA. The overall percentage of internationality is 34%, with a great part of Asian students (6%), reaches its peak in the IFBM class with 63% of foreigners of 30 students studying for a master’s degree. In Italy ESCP Europe is distinguished by the speed of making a career and for the placement offered by its Master’s programs: in fact, the percentage of placement through internship is of 100% within a month and a half after the end of the lessons. 97% of students (Career Office data) is employed before the end of the course of studies, finding employment in different areas of work: from Finance to Consultancy, from the industrial sector to the tertiary sector.