Top Finance & Accounting Departments Worldwide 2015
The study of financial processes and markets open possibility to an excellent career in a variety of industries and positions. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, finance is without doubts the perfect decision for you. Finance managers enjoy one of the highest salaries in the job market apart from having the privilege of counting on scholarship opportunities and further career opportunities upon graduation.
There are different well-known universities around the world that offer excellent programs in finance and accounting. We have hand-selected the best and made an alphabetically list that will hopefully help you to take the best step in your career. The list below was made taking into account QS Rankings, and the ranking of Financial Times about Master’s in Finance experience.
Department of Finance, Bocconi UniversityMilan, Italy
Edhec Business SchoolRoubaix, France
Esade Business SchoolBarcelona, Spain
Harvard Business School, Harvard UniversityCambridge, United States
Department of Finance, HEC ParisParis, France
Department of Finance, London Business SchoolLondon, United Kingdom
Department of Finance, London School of EconomicsLondon, United Kingdom
MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITCambridge, United States
Department of Banking and Finance, Monash UniversityMelbourne, Australia
NUS Business School, National University of SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Guanghua School of Management, Peking UniversityBeijing, China
Faculty of Finance, Seoul National UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford UniversityStanford, United States
School of Economics and Finance, University of Hong KongHong Kong, Hong Kong
School of Banking and Finance, University of New South WalesSydney, Australia
Department of Finance, University of SydneySydney, Australia
Cambridge Judge Business School, University of CambridgeCambridge, United Kingdom
Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Oxford UniversityOxford, United Kingdom
School of Finance, University of St. GallenSt. Gallen, Switzerland
Check also our other lists of the best departments all around the world!
- Study Advice Article, Career Advice Article
How to balance your PhD and your social life
Treat your PhD like a regular job One of the challenges of adjusting to life as a PhD student is the lack of a firm schedule or a definite structure. Although there are options for structured PhD programs, especially in the US, many PhD programs do not have required coursework or set work times. This can make it hard to know when you should be working, and conversely, when you are allowed to take time off.
- Study Advice Article
5 key differences between American- and European-style PhD programs
This piece primarily focuses on the differences and similarities between economics PhD programs on the two sides of the Atlantic. I later discuss how an economics PhD is organized in other parts of the world, as many other countries have modeled their PhD programs on one of these two styles. Program duration The most striking difference between an American and European economics PhD is the expected duration of the program.
- What You Need to Know
A Post-PhD Career in Research: Jack of all Trades, Master of Some
The importance of writing as communication It is indeed true that researchers like us (post-docs, research fellows, senior researchers, and so on) working in academia or in public/private/non-profit institutes spend a lot of time at their desks: writing articles, among other things. We maybe Doctors of Philosophy, but in reality, we are Masters in Writing and a few other things. This is because the demands of a researcher’s role requires us to be jacks of a lot of trades and masters in some.