MSc Finance Student Profiles


Our students share their experiences of the MSc Finance programme, finding a job, life in London and much more.

Osama Abulkheir

Osama Abulkheir
BA Management, Cass Business School, London

My upbringing is quite international - I've lived across Switzerland, Libya, Sweden and the UK. In terms of work experience, I have completed short internships across Deloitte, Bloomberg, the Central bank of Libya, and the Libya Sovereign Wealth Fund. After graduation I will be joining the Sales & Trading Graduate position at Barclays in London.

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.

Finn Bauer

Finn Bauer
Bsc Business, Economics & Finance, University of Cologne

I have interned on both sides of sell-side banking: once in the debt capital markets division of a mid-sized German bank, and once on a structured equity derivatives sales-trading desk at Goldman Sachs. This summer I am interning in the Sales and Trading division of another bulge bracket here in London. After that, I'm going on to study MSc Computing Science at Imperial College, London. 

The Department does a really good job of selecting your future classmates. Everyone I have met on the programme is extremely smart and puts in a lot of effort.

Shivangi Bhattacharyya

Shivangi Bhattacharyya
BSc Physics, St Stephen's College, Delhi

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!

Samuel Cho

Samuel Cho
BA International Studies; minor in Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Prior to joining the programme, I completed internships at L.E.K Consulting, Macquarie Capital, and FG Partners - a private equity firm. On graduation, I will be joining Duff & Phelps' London office as an Analyst.

My favourite part of the programme so far has been working on case studies with my case study group in Mergers, Buyouts and Coporate Restructuring. My group consists of peers from diverse professional, academic, and regional backgrounds which always adds depth and complexity to our group discussions. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the speaker seminars where industry veterans share their experiences of the job.

Vendy Dohnalova

Vendy Dohnalova
BSc International Business, University of Warwick

One of the biggest highlights has been the pre-sessional course. It definitely facilitated the transition to LSE and helped me settle in. Another highlight is the diversity of the course. Make the most of your time at LSE and take advantage of opportunities that the course and university offers: from practioners' talks, to extra non-compulsory courses, to social events. Before you know it the year will be over and you'll appreciate having great memories to look back on!

After graduation I will be interning at the Bank of America in the Global Risk division with a focus on compliance.

Tiberio Guidolin

Tiberio Guidolin
BSc Economics and Management, University of Trento

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.

Philip Spain

Philip Spain
BA Law & Economics, University College Dublin

There are three main reasons why someone should apply: the exceptional standard of the teaching; the advice and support available to students in helping them secure their desired job; and the great group of classmates. 

Before joining the programme I interned at an Irish Wealth Management firm - this, alongside my work in the Student Managed Fund at my university solidified my interest in Finance and led me to apply to LSE. On graduation I will undertake an internship in Equity Research at JP Morgan.

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