During semester one of my masters degree, we had a course called “Financial Markets” where we learnt about the market for research in finance, and the growth of independent research providers. So when the Student Development Team offered us an opportunity to get involved with one of the independent research providers, I thought this would be a great chance to see how the things we learnt in semester one are applied in practice.
Our trip to Frankfurt was definitely a meaningful one. The delicious food we ate, the tasteful drink we drank, the great experience we had, the practical knowledge we learned and the friendly people we met in Frankfurt will all without doubt stay with us for a long time.
Participating in a trip such as the Frankfurt trek can benefit students in many ways. Following the 5 days spent in Germany, I considered the key highlights of this venture to be the material covered in the lectures, the quality of lecture delivery, the things we learnt on our visits to the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the professional network which I grew.
Our trek to Frankfurt for the MSc F&I Masterclass was all the better for the great mix of people we have on our course. The Masterclass was insightful and interactive and Frankfurt was a great city to visit. Here’s some of my favourite experiences from the trip I’d highly recommend for students venturing that way next year.
EUTIC’s Annual Trading Game recently ended with 58 players participating. And the competition is heating up once again as we prepare for the next virtual trading simulation, with first prize being a day on a real trading floor. Find out more about opportunities to develop your trading and investment skills with the Edinburgh University Trading and Investment Club.
A group of students from the School – from MSC IBEM, MSc HR and MSc F&I – recently participated in the 6th annual Emerging Markets (EM) forum, an event organized by the London School of Economics Student Union since 2009. As the largest EM student event attracting top guest speakers and students from the best UK Universities, it’s an event not to be missed offering excellent opportunity to network with students from other Business Schools as well as industry practitioners.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been chatting with members of our Faculty to find out more about them, their passion for research and what they enjoy most about working at the Business School. This week we speak to Ronan Gallagher, Lecturer in Finance, about the most rewarding parts of his role.