BI’s MSc in finance among the best globally, top three in the Nordics

12 June 2023

BI’s Master of Science in Finance ranks among the 55 best finance programmes globally, according to Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking 2023.

The Financial Times ranks programmes according to 18 different factors including alumni career progress, school diversity and international experience, research and carbon footprint. 

BI scores especially well on employment, with 100 percent of its MSc Finance alumni finding work within 3 months of graduation. The programme is also ranked among the 30 best in the world in terms of value for money, career progress, international work mobility and international course experience.

“This is an exclusive list I am really proud to be a part of, and a welcome acknowledgement that BI continues to deliver high quality finance education that competes with the best in the world. It’s really rewarding to see that our students are successful after graduating and that the skills they learn are in strong demand in a highly competitive and international job market, “ says Karen Spens, President of BI Norwegian Business School. 

Overall, BI’s finance programme is ranked 51 among the 55 programmes that have made it onto FT’s list.  BI’s programme ranks number three in Scandinavia, after Stockholm School of Economics, and Lund University School of Economics and Management.

Finance programmes from French business schools dominate this year’s ranking,  with ESCP Business School on top, followed by HEC Paris, Essec Business School and Skema Business School. 


  • FT has 9 program rankings, and BI participates in five of these: Masters in Finance, Masters in Management, Executive Education – Open and Executive Education - Customized, Executive MBA, and the European business schools ranking.
  • Unlike the other programme rankings, FT’s Masters in Finance ranking is not included in The European Business Schools Ranking.
  • Salary and salary increase are the most important indicators in FT’s Masters in Finance Ranking, accounting for 26 percent of the total score.
  • Other indicators include value for money (6), career progress (6), employed at three months (5), careers service (5), female faculty (5), women on board (1), international Faculty (5), international students (5), international board (1), international work mobility (7), international course experience (6), faculty with doctorates (5) and carbon footprint rank (4). 


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