In the FT rankings, 98% of Oxford MFE graduates achieved employment within three months.
The Oxford Master of Financial Economics (MFE) climbs 2 places to 10th position in the Financial Times annual rankings of the 55 leading Masters in Finance (pre-experience) programmes, published today.
The Oxford Saïd programme, covering the skills needed to accelerate a career in finance including corporate finance, financial econometrics, asset pricing and economics, is now ranked 2nd in the UK.
Of the top ten schools in the ranking, the programme has the highest proportion of female students, at 48%. Oxford also has the most global cohort of any school, with 98% international students.
Ken Okamura, programme director for the Oxford MFE, said that in response to employer demand, next year’s programme will include more content on ethics. There will be two courses on big data analysis, one of which began this year.
In this year’s big data class, Advances in Machine Learning with Big Data, students have worked on questions relating to Covid-19.
Dr Okamura said: 'Overall, what we provide that our students appreciate is that they are rigorously trained in academically challenging economics and financial economics as well as more applied finance courses.'
'For next year our careers centre is looking to support students from earlier than normal in preparation for what seems likely to be a tough year for recruitment,' Dr Okamura said.
Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School, said:
'Rankings are very imperfect measures, but nevertheless I am pleased that the FT has recognised our programme as one of the top ten in the world.
'We have a truly diverse class, who are taught by excellent professors at Oxford Saïd and the Oxford Economics departments, and it’s not surprising that they are in high demand by employers.
'In addition, I hope that these students, like others at the School, can see the important role that finance and financial markets play in supporting vibrant and just economies.'