The combination of finance, investment and risk was the perfect complement to my undergraduate studies, also at Kent, in Actuarial Science. A few of my friends had studied the MSc Finance (Finance, Investment and Risk) programme and recommended it as the best Master’s degree for the career path I wanted to take – they were not wrong!
My studies were amazing! I have a strong mathematical background, so this helped me to sail through all the quantitative modules easily. My favourite module was portfolio theory and asset pricing models in which I scored 91% overall.
The course certainly allowed me to pursue my interests, particularly when working on my dissertation. I decided to carry out an empirical study on whether the stocks at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange followed the Capital Asset Pricing Model. This was interesting for me as I was able to learn more about one of the most advanced economies in Africa.
My fellow students came from diverse backgrounds, so I didn’t feel like the odd one out.
The course has enabled me to become more organised and disciplined. My analytical skills have also been sharpened which has helped me in the professional world.
I spent four years at Kent, and I enjoyed my time there. I hope to visit soon!
I work as an Investment Analyst for a private equity firm. It was stressful at the beginning but I think I’ve got the hang of things now. Every day is a new challenge and different projects come with different demands. I enjoy my work and have been able to apply much of what I learnt during my studies to my job.