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“The MiF put me in the best possible position to do my role effectively.”
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“After completing an undergraduate degree in American and English literature I began my career in private equity with an investment trainee position at Hermes GPE. This evolved into an investment analyst position. I then spent four years on the EMEA team investing in funds and direct co-investments. In October 2015, I moved to MetLife Investments, the investment arm of MetLife, the global life insurer. I worked on the Private Equity team whilst studying the MiFPT."
“I get a lot of satisfaction from my job. I work on a small global team, it’s dynamic and no two days are the same. One of the things I enjoy most about it is that we get to look at a lot of different strategies, companies, and business models – I really find it fascinating."
“I joined LBS just after starting at MetLife because I wanted to gain a thorough grounding in finance. It was a choice between the MBA and the MiF. I felt that given how well-regarded the MiF was, and because it was highly analytical, it would put me in the best possible position to do my role effectively.”
“Some people go to business school to pivot into a different role or sector, but I didn’t want to take my foot off the pedal at my position. I didn’t want to take time out from my career and then have to re-enter the workplace."
“Friday and Saturday classes provided the solution. The timetable also attracted students based in other European cities, flying in from Switzerland, Germany, Russia. London is cosmopolitan and finance as an industry is immensely varied, but adding that additional layer of different nationalities – that’s why you go to a top business school, you want that diversity. That’s a great strength of LBS."
“The part-time programme can be very intensive when you’ve had a long work week, but it’s really well put together. You get guys flying in from Switzerland, Germany, Russia – a broad array of nationalities, which is of great benefit."
“I was also the only part-time MiF student taking the Distressed Investing elective and a block week in Managing Corporate Turnarounds in Dubai. I met and engaged with students from schools such as Columbia and HK School of Management, as well as LBS. It was case-study based and highly immersive, with a lot of visiting industry practitioners. This added a strong networking component to the class, and made for a really enjoyable week."
“So as tough as it’s been, the part-time programme has been immensely rewarding. It’s a great opportunity to work and study in parallel. I’ve been able to tailor the programme to my needs – I’ll graduate with a concentration in corporate finance.”
“I was able to tailor the programme to my needs – I’ll graduate with a concentration in corporate finance.”
“There was a great mix of students from other programmes and business schools.”