SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business Ranks Among Top 3 in the Financial Times Masters in Finance Rankings 2020

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The Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Lee Kong Chian School of Business’ (LKCSB) MSc in Wealth Management (MWM) is ranked among the top 3 in the world and first in Asia in the latest Financial Times (FT) Masters in Finance Rankings 2020.

This is the fifth consecutive year that SMU LKCSB has been recognized as one of the top three finance Masters programs in the world by FT in its Masters in Finance post-experience rankings. The School remains the only institution in Asia to make it to the ranking, placed just after London Business School and University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. FT did not hold the rankings in 2019.

Commanding a salary of approximately US$125,057, graduates of the MWM program reported an average salary increase of 91% three years after graduation from the program, compared to an 86% salary increase in the last edition of the ranking. The MWM program placed second in terms of delivering value to graduates.

In addition, SMU LKCSB’s Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) climbed five spots to join the global top 40 in the FT Masters in Finance pre-experience rankings 2020. The School scored strongly in categories such as career progression (25th in the world) and career services (32nd in the world). SMU LKCSB is the only institution in Singapore and South-Asia to be ranked for its finance programs.

Professor Gerard George, Dean of SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business, and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, said, “This achievement affirms the efforts of our world-leading faculty members, many of whom bring rich real-world industry expertise, in creating an impactful and inspiring learning experience for our students. With the current challenges brought by Covid-19, it is especially key for business leaders to deepen collaborations to revitalise and rebuild economies. The ranking affirms our commitment to develop graduates who are armed with global perspectives and equipped with the practical skills to adapt to new and complex environments.”

For full results and more details about FT Masters in Finance Rankings 2020, please refer to the following: FT Masters in Finance Ranking Methodology 2020

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