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Finance degrees are proving increasingly popular for those who want to work in the sector as well as those who are already bankers, accountants and financial analysts

The drive to spread expertise

A post-crisis need to train more people across the finance industry has prompted new thinking

Ask the Expert

Ask the Expert: Financial Training 2013

Are you interested in a career in finance? Find out what our guest panel of experts had to say in our live Q&A

Ciaran O hOgartaigh
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Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Smurfit at UCD

Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh believes in the wisdom of fools for an Ireland recovering from a brush with disaster

Ulrike Malmendier
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Finance workers cannot skimp on economics

Ulrike Malmendier, professor at the Haas school at UC Berkeley, on why the industry must get to grips with the underlying theory

The rankings

Rankings: HEC and LBS hold their top spots

Anglophone countries are well-represented in the lower table

Masters in Finance: pre-experience rankings

Read the interactive rankings of the 40 top Masters in Finance degrees for those with little or no work experience

Masters in Finance: post-experience rankings

View the interactive rankings of the world’s top Masters in Finance degrees for those with a background in banking and finance

Financial training report: Rankings methodology

How the tables were compiled

Lynsey Ashford outside Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow
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A new direction

Lynsey Ashford on how she changed from law to a future in finance

Bold: Said's ziggurat

Profile: Tradition meets experiment at Oxford: Saïd

The school is starting to push boundaries

Recruitment: Investment banks adjust focus to ‘softer’ skills of client empathy

Priorities revised in wake of crisis

Asia-Pacific: Off-the-peg model does not suit

Hands-on experience and training tailored to the region are needed as investment opportunities grow

Asian students look to the west

Demand for places on finance programmes is booming in the UK

FT Polls

Graduates confident about job security

Alumni bullish despite redundancies at the big banks

Financial crisis forced business school changes

Masters degrees increasingly discuss sector’s responsibilities