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Where do the best paid university graduates working in finance go to university?


School

Salary

Ecole Polytechnique

74,000

London Business School

66,000

Ecole Centrale Paris

62,000

Bocconi University & SDA School of Management

60,000

HEC

58,000

ESCP Europe

55,000

EDHEC Business School

55,000

ESSEC

54,000

Cambridge University & Judge Business School

54,000

Oxford University & Said Business School

52,000

Imperial College London & Tanaka Business School

50,000

City University London & Cass Business School

49,000

Paris Dauphine University

49,000

Birkbeck College

47,000

London School of Economics

47,000

Based on 700 London Finance professionals who graduated after 2011, (BA, BSc, Masters degrees, excl MBA).


Do engineering degrees pay more than business or finance majors? Seeing the two most prestigious French engineering schools at the top of the rankings (Polytechnique and Centrale), shows that financial institutions value such highly-skilled scientific profiles.


High yielding and low cost! On top of their very high earning potential for graduates, French engineering schools are almost tuition free. Polytechnique students even get paid EUR500 per month! While on the other hand most business schools have annual tuition fees of more than 15,000.


Strings attached...: While French business and engineering students pay cheaper fees than their British counterparts, their studies last a minimum of 5 years while most British business students will be out in the workforce out after only 3 years' of studying. For French students, drawn out studies mean a heftier bill upon graduation, a real incentive to aim for top paying jobs. Even Polytechnique graduates and their EUR500 salary must work for the French civil service for 10 years unless they 'buy their freedom' with a EUR40,000 penalty fee!

 

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