Erkka Salo

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: Finnish

Education: BSc, Maastricht University, Netherlands; graduated in 2018

Topic(s) studied: International Business

Interested in: Investment banking

My greatest challenge when applying to business school was: Balancing the application process and my social life while working full-time

About me: While I am originally from Finland, I have lived in seven different countries and speak five different languages. With this international background, I have learned to liaise between cultures, understand perspectives and get along with anyone regardless of their nationality or values. I completed my undergraduate degree in Maastricht with an exchange semester in Australia. I learned that the best results are achieved through hard work and by allowing yourself to relax and enjoy life once in a while. Following graduation, I went on to acquire two years of work experience in the financial and consulting industry. These two years confirmed my interest in finance and my passion to create value for clients and have an impact. With this multicultural background, academic curiosity, and professional experience, for me, LBS was the natural next step in my career. Due to its practical approach and with more than 40 nationalities represented in my cohort, I knew the school was the right fit. Finally, I am an avid fan of sports, music and meeting new people. Consequently, please do not hesitate to contact me and have a chat. I am very much looking forward to meeting you all and sharing my thoughts on LBS!

Three topics I can be approached about: Thoughts on having gap years; the LBS community; tips on the application process

Email address: esalo.mfa2021@london.edu