FAQs

What should I write in the career planning questions on the Masters/MBA application form?
One of the most important parts of our application form is the ‘Career Questions’ section, so please ensure that you give these questions proper consideration and answer them in the required format rather than as part of your personal statement. Your answers should demonstrate well researched career goals, a clear understanding of your sector of interest, and the skills that employers are looking for, such as teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and communication. For more detailed advice about completing this section of the application form please see the 'How to Apply' section for each programme.
When can I start using Careers?
As soon as you have completed our pre-sessional four step process detailed here!
How many appointments can I have with Careers ?
Once you have started your programme at the Business School, all full-time students have unlimited access to the Careers Service - including 1:1 appointments, although there are limitations on how many appointments you can book at one time.
Can I undertake a summer internship whilst studying my Masters?
Students on MSc Finance, MSc Finance & Accounting, MSc Investment & Wealth Management and MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering are allowed to undertake a summer internship from July onwards if they are able to secure one. Students are also given the option to integrate their work experience into their Applied Financial Research report. Other students may be able to undertake internships over the summer if approved by the Programme Director, although the majority choose to start permanent employment from September onwards.
Can I work whilst studying my Masters?
Our MSc programmes are very intensive and therefore we strongly discourage students from working during their degree. You should expect to be in College on a full time basis, as when you are not attending lectures or seminars, you will be spending your time on independent study, group work and class preparation.
Will Careers find me a job?
Careers will provide you with dedicated support via 1:1 appointments, workshops and networking opportunities to help you find employment, but they will not find a job for you. Particularly in the current highly competitive employment climate, it is essential that you are committed to managing your own career.
What are the average starting salaries for graduates from the Business School programmes?
We do not release information about average starting salaries as they may be misleading, and are affected by a very wide range of factors including the country of employment, varying level of experience prior to joining the Masters programme, economic climate and so on.