Financial TimesESCP builds bridges to business

July 11, 20220

Hello from London. ESCP, the French-based school with six campuses across Europe, will from September to require all new academic recruits to have spent time working in a managerial position in business, as it fosters tighter links with employers.

Frank Bournois, the dean, said the move was part of wider efforts to encourage greater interchange with the corporate world, by encouraging employees to spend time teaching and companies to bring in academics as managers and directors.

Given the vast majority of business school alumni go into careers in management rather than academia, such efforts to improve the connections between the two worlds can only be desirable.

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For those working in finance, remuneration is key. Masters in finance alumni said increasing their earnings was one of the most important reasons for studying. Over nine-tenths achieved their goal.

Graduates gained a salary increase of over 50% on average since completing their course. The majority earn between $50,000 and $90,000 and 85% between $50,000 and $210,000.

Line chart of Distribution of MiF alumni salaries showing The salary distribution of MiF alumni is highly concentrated between $50,000 and $90,000

The average salary of MiF alumni working in private equity, trading and investment banking is higher than the rest of the cohort and the distribution of salaries is wider. Around a third in private equity or investment banking earn a salary between $100,000 and $140,000.

Line chart of Distribution of MiF alumni salaries, separated by sector showing The majority of MiF alumni in private equity, trading or investment banking earn over $100,000

Leo Cremonezi and Sam Stephens

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