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The MSc Finance (full-time) programme is one of the world’s leading generalist finance master's degrees, ideal for those whose career objectives lie broadly within the financial services sector.
The programme offers high level graduates, whose backgrounds may not necessarily be in finance, a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation and subsequent depth in the field. One of the most sought after degrees at LSE, the programme attracts some of the very best students from leading institutions from around the world.
You will gain an in-depth grounding with core courses in corporate finance and financial markets, before tailoring the degree to your goals with a range of optional courses, including a number of specifically designed applied courses. You will have the opportunity
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2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline and good quantitative skills, at least to A level Mathematics (or the equivalent)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) offers you the opportunity to study the social sciences in an institution with a worldwide academic reputation, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of one of the world’s greatest capital cities.Read more
I have long aspired to be a student at LSE, which is a truly outstanding academic institution. It equips students with knowledge, skills and importantly – also the mindset, necessary to succeed in today's turbulent times and the tough job market. Moreover, its urban location in the heart of Europe's capital makes it unique, offering the vibrant lifestyle of a Londoner, exceptional links with employers and a truly multi-cultural perspective. The blend of knowledge, experiences, relationships and career opportunities I have gained during my programme have made me realise - nothing is impossible.
I would like to thank everyone at Deutsche Bank and LSE who made possible this scholarship, which now also includes a mentorship scheme and internship opportunities. I think it is a truly exceptional initiative, which hopefully, will continue to exist and have a tremendous impact in the coming years.
Banking is now at a difficult time: operation and regulatory costs are increasing; profit margins are decreasing due to lack of economic activity. The conventional business area has undergone huge changes. The sector now requires the advantages of new technologies and IT.
I chose LSE due to its reputation, career prospects and professional environment. I wouldn’t have missed my LSE experience for anything!
When deciding which Master's programme to pursue, I focused on three main criteria: the quality of the course; the reputation of the school; and the quality of the alumni network. The MSc Finance at LSE ranked top on all three aspects. The School's reputation, particularly the Department of Finance, is highly regarded by industry professionals - a factor which definitely played a role in enhancing my employability prospects, having been offered internship opportunities within banking and consulting.
After the programme, I will be a Summer Analyst at JP Morgan's Equity Research division, before joining the Boston Consulting Group as a Visiting Associate in the Milan office.
One of the biggest highlights for me has been that all our professors are willing to go that extra mile to ensure that every student has a thorough coneptual understanding of the material taught, and are always willing to provide any additional support. I have found that the Department genuinely cares.
To any prospective student, I would like to say that this Department and the School provides you with a treasure-trove of resources, be it academic support, pastoral support, or career support - make good use of them!
The MSc Finance programme at LSE is globally renowned which is reflected in the rigorous course material and the lecturers. Whether you want to land a job, deep-dive into the discipline of Finance, or simply meet like-minded people, I would definitely recommend it.
After graduation I will be joining the Sales & Trading Graduate position at Barclays in London.
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