Studying for a Masters in finance – a graduate view

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Ghanaian, Rock Adjei-Baah, graduated from MSc Finance at Manchester Business School in 2012 and has since gone on to work at a top bank in London – one of the world’s finance capitals.

We recently caught up with Rock to gain an insight into his time as a finance student and to find out how his studies have helped him in his career since graduating.

Why did you choose to study this Masters course at Manchester Business School?

After working for a year after completing my undergraduate studies, I decided I needed to further enhance my expertise in the field of finance. I chose MBS for its sterling reputation in the field. It was quite simple for me; if you want to be the best, you learn from the best. And of course the added attractions of the City and lure of Old Trafford helped make the decision a straightforward one.

What have you been doing since graduation?

I’m currently on a graduate programme with one of the top banks in London. My current role in the Internal Audit division involves assessing the risks and controls of the bank’s various subsidiaries across the EMEA region. This involves a lot of travel, responsibility and fast paced work.

What has been your biggest career achievement since graduation?

I believe my biggest career achievement would be landing this particular role and performing well in it. This was always what I saw myself doing – a job that involved travelling, doing great work, adding value and making an impact in the business.

How has your time as an MSc Finance student helped you in your current role?

My time at MBS has been invaluable in my current role. The rigour of the MSc Finance course at MBS requires you to be at your very best. A quality I have easily translated to the workplace with excellent results.

What advice would you give to someone considering studying finance?

I would advise anyone contemplating studying finance at MBS to go ahead and make that move. It will definitely be one of the better and rewarding decisions you will ever make. At MBS you don’t get just an education, you get an experience.

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