A journey of professional empowerment
“When you put people from all over the world together in the same room, the chances to learn are multiplied exponentially.”
A new learning experience
“I have a mantra: if you want to be effective in business, you need to know the principles really well."
“I’ve tried to live by this mantra since I entered the business sector after I graduated from a law degree in Germany. It’s what led me to London Business School (LBS) and the Masters in Finance (MiF) programme."
“I’m a strategy consultant with McKinsey in Munich. McKinsey has a practice of sponsoring its consultants to pursue higher degree programmes in order to sharpen their expertise, and it sponsored me to pursue the MiF full-time degree in 2018. Although I’m a lawyer by training, in my role as a management consultant I work predominantly with private equity funds and financial institutions. Interacting with clients on a day to day basis, you realise pretty quickly that if you want to move up the ladder you need to understand your customer’s business problem inside out to give them the best advice."
“LBS was recommended to me by a partner at the firm. But really, as a degree programme in finance that responds to the needs of post-experience practitioners like me, this is the only programme on the market that offers both the theory and the hands-on practical dimensions that you need."
Exploring impact investing
“The programme attracts people from all kinds of backgrounds and there’s so much to be learnt from your conversations with your colleagues. I’m studying with people from 38 countries, which is something I’ve never experienced in any university."
“This is supported by real-world practitioners – professionals representing the entire value chain in finance, whose case studies are shared in class and who then come into the School to discuss the case with students. This is pretty amazing. It’s a unique chance to analyse a deal and then to talk to the architect of that deal and ask them questions in real life.”
“I’ve also had the opportunity to explore another area of business with a personal resonance:
impact investing, which meshes real business with social outcomes. Before working in consulting, I spent time in Latin America, teaching children in Ecuador. Working in the field of social impact is something that I hope to weave into my career in the longer term as it becomes bigger and bigger in the investing world. At LBS I’m member of the executive committee of the Impact Investing Club and it’s a chance to look at this world from a business perspective."
“The MiF has empowered me with a holistic understanding of finance – knowledge that I can put to work in my day-to-day role and that will drive my career progression. And the exposure to diversity at LBS is amazing. When you put people from all over the world together in the same room, the chances to learn are multiplied exponentially. It equips you with a kind of ease and confidence to do different kinds of business.”
“The MiF has empowered me with a holistic understanding of finance – knowledge that I can put to work in my day-to-day role and that will drive my career progression.”
“There’s so much to be learnt from your conversations with colleagues. I’m studying with people from 38 countries.”