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ISEG makes its debut in the Financial Times rankings straight in at 31st place


ISEG’s Masters in Finance is placed for the first time in the Financial Times global rankings of Masters, straight in at 31st place, being the School that proportions the largest salary increase after graduation, ex aequo with HEC Paris, which is in 1st place in the ranking.

ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management made its debut in the Financial Times rankings, the most relevant international ranking for Business Schools. The Financial Times table recognises ISEG for proportioning the doubling of salaries (+ 94%) in three years, which is only also achieved by HEC Paris, a reference school at the international level and habitually the leader in this ranking

The Financial Times rankings place ISEG as the best Business School in Portugal in terms of value for money, whereby alumni quickly recuperate their academic investment, and also in terms of career progression, by providing access to large companies with faster hierarchical promotion.

According to Clara Raposo, Dean of ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management, “this is a moment of celebration for all ISEG alumni, students, faculty and employees – of a School which is founded on innovative and plural free thinking, with a profound and genuine social concern for the present and the future”. Even so, she adds, “this is a long-awaited international recognition, given the unique quality of our education, which is only now possible, owing to the recent attainment of an international accreditation of reference “. To conclude, “our Advisory Board, which counts on members who are globally highly regarded for their view of the world, which is headed up by businessman Gilberto Jordan, is another differentiating factor”.

Finally, it needs to be added that the first School of Economics and Management in Portugal is ranked first in the indicator that measures the degree of internationalisation of the Business Schools Advisory Board, being the only School where this body is entirely composed of members with an international profile.

Together with ISEG, five more Schools were included in the FT world ranking of Masters in Finance for the first time: WHU in Germany, Trinity College Dublin, Carlos III of Madrid, and Tilburg in Holland. This ranking is composed of 17 indicators which assess the quality of both the Masters and the School in three main dimensions: alumni career progression, the diversity of the School, and international research and experience.

The FT rankings are published by the Financial Times and include several listings which rank the best Management programmes available. Seven programme rankings are published annually – Global MBA, Executive MBA, Masters in Management, Masters in Finance, Executive Education, and Online MBA. The ranking is published at the end of the year, with the ranking of the best Management Schools at European level. The interactive rankings tables published by FT Rankings enables a search by School, ordered by selection and location criteria. For further information, consult