I have had a fantastic year at Alliance Manchester Business School studying BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics with Industrial/Professional Experience. I have now completed my second year and looking forward to starting my placement year at Deloitte! In this blog, I will discuss my highlights from the year giving you an insight into life as a student at Alliance Manchester Business School.
It was great being part of societies at the University of Manchester. I joined The University of Manchester’s Accounting Society and we hosted social events across Manchester including ice skating, meals and even a trip to Blackpool. As part of the careers team at Accounting Society Manchester, I networked with the largest accounting firms in the UK to create careers events for our members. This resulted in Mazars, a top 10 global accounting firm, visiting AMBS and hosting mock interviews for our members.
Furthermore, in the second semester this year, AMBS partnered with BNY-Mellon, the world’s largest custodian bank, where BNY-Mellon’s employees would become mentors to AMBS students. This resulted in weekly visits to BNY-Mellon’s offices in Manchester where I was mentored by Ian Cowan, a Vice President at BNY-Mellon. We conducted sessions to develop my interview and presentation skills and went into depth on how to be successful in the workplace such as how to effectively contribute to meetings. This is a great example of one of the many things Alliance Manchester Business School provides for its students to enable us to be successful in our future careers!
There is also lots of sport at the University of Manchester. I joined the University of Manchester’s Hockey club who play competitive matches against universities across the UK. It is great being part of a university team as you can meet lots of different people and make great friends. The University of Manchester also has ‘Sporticipate’ where the university hosts weekly sessions for a whole range of sports which anyone can join and take part. I joined Sporticipate Basketball which was great fun and good for socialising! In the second semester, I decided to take advantage of the range of sport at UoM by starting Jiu Jitsu which was an eye-opening experience.
Finally, the second-year modules on BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics were fantastic! On BSc IBFE, in your second-year you are able to choose 70 out of 120 module credits, therefore, tailoring the course to your interests. This meant in my second-year I focused more on finance modules studying modules such as Financial Statement Analysis, Investment Analysis and Mergers & Acquisitions. The content taught in these modules is highly practical as we study real world scenarios such as the process of a merger in Mergers & Acquisitions or how to analyse a company in Investment Analysis. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my studies on BSc IBFE and have furthered my knowledge on key areas in international business, finance and economics.
I hope you enjoyed my blog summarising what it is like being a student at Alliance Manchester Business School!