Business Education: Financial Training

Masters in finance degree courses prove to be resilient in uncertain market. Plus: Brexit spells trouble for faculties; bridging the gap between healthy female representation on finance courses, but not at senior levels in industry; and why business teaching needs to turn its focus away from profit

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While MBAs struggle, financial training is adapting and thriving among uncertain market conditions

Student applications are buoyant but staff recruitment is suffering

There are plenty of female finance graduates, but few make it to senior positions

Critics warn of window dressing unless the focus of financial education shifts away from profit

Quant funds are crying out for tech skills, and schools are responding with specialist courses

Longstanding traditions and strong links with industry boost France’s business schools

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