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WHU’s Master in Finance #1 in Germany

The program ranks first across Germany for fifth consecutive year and now defends its global position at #20

The annual Masters in Finance Ranking published by the Financial Times acts as a compass for many future students. Anyone looking for an excellent and renowned study program in finance at a world-class business school would not overlook this list—or WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management for that matter. The most recent edition of this ranking sees the school reach #1 in Germany for the fifth year in a row. The school has also maintained its global position from last year, coming in at #20.

 “We are delighted that we have once again placed first in Germany in this important ranking,” commented Professor Christian Andres, Dean of WHU. “And we consider it quite the achievement that our program continues to belong to the world’s twenty best.” WHU’s Master in Finance, under the stewardship of Academic Director Professor Ralf Fendel (Chair of Monetary Economics) and Program Director Dr. Steffen Löv, was one of the 65 programs from around the world evaluated in this ranking.

A closer look at the results reveals that WHU has performed particularly well in the “carbon emission” sub-category, placing #6 (#45 in 2023). The sub-category assesses a university’s carbon footprint based both on its own self-defined goals for reaching net-zero carbon emissions and on any substantiating public reports. “This result shows us that our strong, holistic focus in this area has made WHU one of the world’s most progressive universities in the field of sustainability,” said Dean Andres. “We have incorporated a focus on sustainability that extends beyond our carbon footprint. And by infusing it into all of our research- and teaching-related activities, we are contributing significantly to bringing about long-term sustainable change at all levels.” 

WHU’s MiF also performed well in several other categories: “careers service” (#5), “international course experience” (#9), and “alumni network” (#10). The Career Center, led by Heike Hülpüsch, and alumni association In Praxi, led by Dr. Marco Vietor, have played an integral role in the success of the school’s students. Alumni of the MiF scored the program with 8.97 out of a possible 10 points, revealing their high levels of satisfaction with the school even after graduation. 

A detailed look at the Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking can be found here.

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