BI’s MSc in Finance among 50 best globally

13 June 2022

The Financial Times ranks BI Norwegian Business School as the best in Norway and number 3 in Scandinavia on the FT Masters in Finance Ranking 2022.

“This proves BI is a top international destination for an education in finance. We are incredibly proud of our students. For them and for the companies who hire them, this ranking shows that a diploma from BI represents excellence both in academic and professional terms,” says President of BI Norwegian Business School Inge Jan Henjesand.

Programmes are ranked on a range of factors including salary, employment, faculty composition, career progress, and value for money. Overall, BI is ranked 48 among the 55 programmes that have made it onto the prestigious list.

BI scores especially well on employment, with 96 percent of MSc Finance graduates finding work within 3 months of graduation. The programme ranks among the 30 best in the world for value for money and career progression.

“The FT ranking is a result of delivering high value to the students in our program. It is evident from the details of the ranking and the feedback we receive from employers that our students are very competitive on the job market. This market position comes after persistent effort from everyone involved in the program—The MSc Dean, the Associate Dean and all faculty teaching in the program. We are very pleased with the recognition offered by the FT ranking and look forward to taking the next step for the MSc in Finance,” says Head of the Department of Finance Øyvind Norli.

No other Norwegian schools are on the list. BI ranks number 3 in Scandinavia, after Stockholm School of Economics, and Lund University School of Economics and Management. HEC Paris tops the list.

“International programme rankings are important to students and the business community because they demonstrate the quality and relevance of our programmes. For us as a business school they help attract the best students and the best faculty and motivate us to constantly improve and innovate,” says Henjesand.

You can see the full ranking here.


  • FT has 9 program rankings, and BI participates in five of these: Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, Executive Education - Open, Executive Education - Customized, Executive MBA, and the European business schools ranking.
  • Unlike the other programme rankings, FT Global Masters in Finance is not included in The European Business Schools Ranking.
  • FT ranks the best finance programmes in the world each year. The last time BI was on the list was in 2018. The 2019 ranking was cancelled, and BI was not ranked in 2020 and 2021.
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