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



Ecole Polytechnique


London Business School


Ecole Centrale Paris


Bocconi University & SDA School of Management




ESCP Europe


EDHEC Business School




Cambridge University & Judge Business School


Oxford University & Said Business School


Imperial College London & Tanaka Business School


City University London & Cass Business School


Paris Dauphine University


Birkbeck College


London School of Economics


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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