Many of the nation’s undergraduates studying business and finance will have received their grades by now, opening new and exciting avenues for further education in postgraduate institutions. There are countless career opportunities in finance for flexible, high-calibre students with good numerical skills and for undergraduates their next natural step is to consider an MSc Finance qualification.
Although there is significant competition for employment in the business and financial sectors, an MSc Finance qualification from a business institution meets the gruelling demands by fully integrating theory and practice.
There are top business schools across England, particularly in the London areas, which provide a broad theoretical and practical knowledge base. In many cases these courses have been supplemented by interventions from professional of major city firms to deliver an evening stronger practical element to better prepare postgraduates for the full-time working environment.
Postgraduate MSc Finance courses are not dissimilar to undergraduate faculties in terms of their teaching methods. Courses are generally delivered through interactive lectures and seminars, with a proportion of assessed work based on team assignments that allow students an experience akin to the working environment.
Postgraduates from financial courses enjoy the capability of being able to move into a diverse range of financial sector careers, from investment banking and trading to private banking, credit products and risk management. Major companies look to postgraduates from key London business schools for scholars with clear business acumen. Scholars at London business schools in particular appear to benefit greatly from the city’s reputation as the global epicentre for business and finance.