Master in Finance well-ranked The Financial Times has for the first time drawn up a ranking of Master’s programmes in Finance that is open to business universities worldwide. The HSG’s Master in Banking and Finance has been awarded 12th place. 20 June 2011. In 12th place, the MBF has successfully stood its ground among the leading Finance programmes. Besides occupying the best place in the German-speaking area, the MBF also comes first in Switzerland. The top position worldwide is occupied by the programme of the HEC Paris. What primarily speaks for the MBF is the high demand for its graduates. All of them have a job three months after graduation at the latest. This puts the University of St.Gallen in first place in this category of the ranking. “Confirmation of quality strategy” “The result is a confirmation of our quality strategy and demonstrates that the MBF is able to compete with the best finance programmes worldwide,” says Prof. Dr. Manuel Ammann, Academic Director of the MBV. “To reinforce this top position, we are trying to improve the MBF on a permanent basis,” Ammann explains. “The new admission criteria, an increased range of international lectures and a higher teaching capacity within the newly established School of Finance are important measures that are in the process of being implemented.” Finance ‒ a new ranking Ever since 1999, the Financial Times has regularly published rankings in which internationally re-nowned business schools are compared. The present ranking of Master’s programmes in Finance has been drawn up for the first time and is an addition to the previous four rankings by the international business paper that are spread throughout the year (MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education und Master's in Management). At the end of the year, the results of these rankings are consolidated in the European Business School Ranking, where the HSG currently occupies 16th place.