After a decade of turning the world’s best minds into finance and risk professionals, the Programme Director Lara Cathcart said that the key to this success is continual improvement and links to the industry. ‘’We expose students to working professionals and alumni within all the top financial institutions, encouraging networking to raise their awareness of career options and company cultures.’’
The MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering programme is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) while Robert McWilliam, Regional Director of PRMIA, is a member of the programme’s Advisory Board. This is one way we ensure that content taught on the programme is constantly scrutinised and kept up with the very latest advancements in the Risk Management industry.
The programme is highly quantitative and offers a unique blend of rigour and relevance, providing graduates with the quantitative and practical skills required for a career in the hugely competitive sector of financial services.
MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering boasts over 700 graduates with the majority taking up employment within sales and trading, risk management, hedge funds & consulting. Students are taken on in different roles in a wide variety of companies including Algorithmics, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, KPMG and Morgan Stanley.
The programme is taught by a combination of outstanding faculty and industry practitioners from the City, providing a good mix of the latest research findings from the Business School’s Risk Management Lab and unique industry developments from professionals working in the field. It is well received by employers with 98% of students employed within six months of graduating.
Mark Davies, Head of Employer Relations at the School says, ‘’The MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering programme is favourable among recruiters as they find that instead of just feeding the Risk Management functions of large investment banks, our versatile graduates are also highly employable in areas including trading, consulting and hedge funds.’’