With Canary Wharf visible from its Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London is one of the only UK universities giving its economics students the chance to use the same technology as City traders.
The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary provides students with Bloomberg, Reuters, Interactive Brokers Trading Workstations and one of the most advanced trading platforms, the FXCM FX Trading Station. These give students access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and financial industry.
Don't forget - for outstanding postgraduate applicants, the School of Economics and Finance offers many scholarships and bursaries, for more details please see www.econ.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding.
Information about the additional ungraded modules available for all SEF MSc students is now available on QMPlus. Please check the Postgraduate Shared Area for further details.
Queen Mary, School of Economics and Finance welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program
The School of Economics and Finance has been welcomed into the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute University Recognition Program.
This year began completely differently, and more promising, for QUMMIF Investment Club, since compared to last year the club experienced an increase of interest, and thus members, of approximately 200 per cent. The first few weeks were dedicated in shorting out the asset sectors members and positions as well as delegating responsibilities within the Club, due to the large number of interested participants.
While searching for a graduate degree I looked for a school that offered a world class curriculum, located in an international metropolis. I had a pretty clear idea of what I was expecting and Queen Mary's reputation and location made it an easy choice. The University has recently become a member of the Russell Group – the group of 24 leading UK universities, what has proved Queen Mary to be the good selection. In addition, the urban location in the heart of the U.K. capital offers the vibrant lifestyle of a Londoner, exceptional links with employers and a truly multi-cultural perspective.
This year the Careers Centre worked with a leading Investment Management firm, Blackrock, to set up a mentoring scheme for undergraduates from a range of universities. Four individuals from SEF gained a place on the scheme, which involved taking part in the Spring Insight week and meeting 1-2-1 with professionals working at Blackrock. Ahmed Yaqoob talks about his experiences on the scheme:
The past year has been especially exciting for us – we joined the Russell Group of leading UK universities, testament to our enduring excellence in research and teaching; we were at the centre of this summer’s memorable sporting and cultural events; and we also celebrated the 125th anniversary of the People’s Palace.
More information is at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/film/
They play an important role in supporting the School carrying out its various events and activities. They are the student helpers and ambassadors! This year more than 20 year 2 and 3 students volunteered to become helpers and ambassadors. They provided great support during induction and in the smooth running of the guest speaker’s lecture delivered by Professor Lord Richard Layard. The School always welcomes new helpers and if you are interested in becoming one just contact Agatha Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express your interest.