Studying an undergraduate degree in Economics, I was able to gain an insight into Finance through some of the modules I had chosen. However I felt that I did not have a solid foundation in the subject which would be vital as I pursue a career in this field. I also really enjoyed the practicality of Finance, particularly its ability to apply numbers in real-life situations, such as pricing derivatives and corporate finance. Consequently I felt that studying an MSc in Finance was the next logical step in my academic career.
After gaining a first in my undergrad, I felt that I would be pushed further if I studied my masters at a university that was ranked top 10 in the world (which Imperial consistently does). Furthermore, I wanted to attend a Business School that would not just focus on my academic development, but also support my professional development. I believe Imperial College Business School was actually the only Business School which found a balance for both, especially through the international elective and the immense support from the Careers Service.
Furthermore, I had spoken to previous students at Imperial College and they had spoken very highly of the atmosphere on campus, which has a strong community feel to it. This was also extremely important to me because I wanted to enjoy the people I would be around for the best part of a year!
I felt that the Student Ambassadors from the previous cohort were really helpful in providing impartial information about the masters programme and life at Imperial. This was vital in my decision to study here, and a decision I do not regret. I want to be that same source of information for prospective students moving forward, and help them decide whether Imperial is right for them (hopefully it is!). I also wanted to be involved in building the community spirit within the Business School and meeting students from my course and other courses, which I feel the Student Ambassador scheme is ideal for.