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Top Development Programs in the Financial Services Industry

Part of the "2016 Ranking of MBA Development Programs", this article identifies the top 10 programs in the Financial Services.

GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Development Program Europe, Goldman Sachs New Associate Program and UBS Associate Program Wealth Management were the top programs in the Financial Services Industry.

Noteworthy is that all the Development Programs are full-time programs, besides Deutsche Bank Associate Internship Program which is only internship that made it to the top 10!

Some programs like the World Bank Young Professionals Program recruit globally for Asia, Europe (including Africa and Middle East), Oceania, North and Latin America, while others, like Citi Global Engagement Management Program, are focused on one region / country (North America in this case).

Among the top 10, we have:
- 7 with a Finance focus: Goldman Sachs New Associate Program, UBS Associate Program Wealth Management, The World Bank Young Professionals Program, Citi Global Engagement Management Program, Deutsche Bank Associate Internship Programs, Nomura Investment Banking Full-time Associate, Credit Suisse Associate Full-time Program Private Banking
- 2 General Management with various functional rotations: Thomson Reuters Management Associates Program, Vanguard MBA Development Program
- 1 with a Commercial focus: GE Experienced Commercial Leadership Development Program Europe


#1 GE
Experienced Commercial Leadership Development Program Europe
The Experienced Commercial Leadership Program (ECLP) prepares MBA graduates and experienced professionals for GE leadership roles in marketing and sales. The two-year rotational program offers opportunities for individuals to drive growth within a business, receive world-class commercial and leadership training, and be part of a global network of marketing and sales leaders. The ECLP program began in 2002 as part of our Chairman's commitment to grow GE's commercial pipeline and aims to position GE as the "gold standard in marketing".

#2 Goldman Sachs
New Associate program
As a new associate, you will be an integral part of our business. You will develop product-specific and function-specific skills and interact closely with senior professionals and clients.

#3 UBS
Associate Program Wealth Management
Full-time Associate opportunities are primarily offered to recent MBA graduates who have completed a UBS Summer Associate internship. As an Associate, you will take part in an initial induction followed by several weeks of training relevant to your specific business area.

#4 Thomson Reuters
Management Associates Program
We are a transformation agent. We transform information into knowledge. And we believe the right information in the right hands leads to amazing things.

#5 The World Bank
Young Professionals Program
It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development--be it for working in Operations or in some Corporate areas--and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group.

#6 Citi
Global Engagement Management Program
You're ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom, and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether it's honing your skills or building your network, we know that success can't come without growth. Our programs equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team, and establish a long-term career here..

#7 Deutsche Bank
Associate Internship Programs
Our Associate Internship Program is aimed at MBA students who already have significant work experience and a passion to learn more. Join us for the opportunity to work on live deals and deliver projects of exceptional value.

#8 Nomura
Investment Banking Full-Time Associate
The training program builds Nomura's pipeline of future leaders and functional experts through the successful integration and development of early tenured professionals. The global nature of their programs is a key differentiator and their graduates begin careers with them in London with participants from EMEA, US and Asia offices. Nomura will also provide you with ongoing learning and development opportunities throughout your career.

#9 Credit Suisse
Associate Full-Time Program Private Banking
Our Private Banking & Wealth Management Division offers comprehensive advice on a broad range of investment products and services tailored to the complex needs of (ultra) high-net-worth individuals and families. Our Associate programs are designed to train talented MBAs to become successful Relationship Managers.

#10 Vanguard
Vanguard MBA Development Program
Vanguard strives to prepare our crew for roles that align to their abilities and interests, where they will have the greatest impact to our organization and ultimately, our clients. To drive this culture of continual growth, we offer the MBA Development Program, for current MBA students looking to accelerate their career trajectory with Vanguard. has thousands of students from 87 business schools searching its Development Programs Directory (thanks to their schools' memberships). The analyses of the students interests allows to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.


Posted on August 18, 2016