Business Education: Financial Training

The 2018 FT Masters in Finance pre-experience and post-experience programme rankings; student-led funds teach real-world investment; the rush to learn blockchain; getting women into finance; China and the west compete for Asian students; Islamic finance

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FT Masters in Finance 2018: ranking and analysis

Real-world decisions help masters in finance scholars test theory learnt in class

Europe and US want to retain lucrative market but Chinese schools are improving

More female students would improve the pipeline of talent — but progress is slow

Academic predicts that what should be taught and by whom could start a turf war

Expertise is increasingly required in sharia-compliant sector and beyond

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How the rankings were researched and compiled