LSE has been named joint second institution in the world - and top in the UK - for Masters in Management programmes by the Financial Times today (Monday 17 September). LSE won its position for its MSc in Management, rising from eighth place in 2006. It is the only UK institution in the top 10.
The Financial Times Masters in Management ranking is an evaluation of pre-experience Masters programmes offered by leading business schools. The survey was open to schools anywhere in the world that met the criteria set by the paper. 48 schools took part this year, and 40 are ranked. Respondents came from 82 countries. This is the third year the FT has published this ranking.
The Financial Times writes: 'The main reason for this year's breakthrough is a substantial increase in salaries reported by its graduates - from an average of around €50,000 last year to €58,000 this year. No other school managed such a big year-on-year increase. The school also improved its showing in the areas of career progress, value for money and international mobility.
'Comments made by LSE alumni bear out the school's good rankings in areas of job prospects and salary. One praised the school's "accessibility to good employers in [the] financial services sector". While another commented quite simply: "I rate it high on return on investment."'
Professor Saul Estrin, head of the Department of Management at LSE, said: "We are proud to be ranked the top management masters in the UK and to have risen from last year's ranking to place second overall. Our aim is to continue to deliver teaching programmes that reflect the breadth of our knowledge to an international student body and it is pleasing to see that our graduates are able to take their learning into the workplace in such a beneficial way.'
For more on the MSc Management see Master's in Management
For more on the Department of Management see Department of Management
Department of Management public lecture series
LSE hosts a public lecture series on the theme of business in the global age to celebrate the establishment of the Department of Management. The series will begin on Monday 15 October with a lecture by Professor Luis Garicano on Positions, Activities and Organisations: strategy, from conception to implementation. Click here for more information.
17 September 2007