If you want a well-paid job in finance, go to university in France and study something geeky. That?s one of the takeaways from a survey of recent graduates who now work in finance conducted by Emolument.com, a salary benchmarking website. The best paid finance graduates, according to the survey of 700 professionals who graduated with a BA, BSc. or Masters degree (but not an MBA) after 2011, attended École Polytechnique, one of France?s prestigious Grandes Écoles, or elite schools, based in Palaiseau near Paris.
This article was published in The Wall Street journal, 13th August 2015