An FT first for Nottingham University Business School

   
   
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Nottingham University Business School is celebrating after being picked to join an elite group of business education institutions in the 2012 Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking.

The ranking is published today (Monday 18 June) in the Financial Times and for the first time places the Business School in the top 35 international programmes in the postgraduate field.

Professor Martin Binks, Dean of Nottingham University Business School said: “We are delighted that our MSc in Finance and Investment has been ranked in the global top 35 by the Financial Times, given the highly competitive nature of this ranking. It is gratifying to see the benefits of our continuing improvement to the overall experience we offer our MSc students.”
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The FT ranking, which had its inaugural year last year, surveys alumni who graduated three years ago — in this case, the University’s MSc Finance and Investment students who graduated in 2009.
The ranking takes into account alumni salaries and their assessment of the Masters programme and is intended to give a thorough and independent assessment of pre-experience MSc programmes in Finance and an insight into the schools that teach them and their alumni.

The methodology includes an online survey of staff and student diversity, current MSc Finance and Investment students, and the percentage of students employed three months after graduation.

The Nottingham University Business School, which is double accredited by both the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), has an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research in finance.

Its MSc in Finance and Investment, which enrols around 75 students each year, offers excellent career prospects for alumni — 91 per cent of 2011 graduates were employed within three months of graduating.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham, described by The Sunday Times University Guide 2011 as ‘the embodiment of the modern international university’, has 40,000 students at award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. It is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 75 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and the QS World University Rankings. It was named ‘the world’s greenest university’ in the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking 2011.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The University’s vision is to be recognised around the world for its signature contributions, especially in global food security, energy & sustainability, and health. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2011, for its research into global food security.

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest ever fund-raising campaign, will deliver the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news

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More information is available from Dr Sophia Taylor, External Relations Manager, Nottingham University Business School on +44 (0)115 846 6974, s.taylor@nottingham.ac.uk

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