Putting theory into practice
Apply the tools and expertise gained in the classroom to real business issues and challenges facing organisations around the globe.
Immerse yourself in topics ranging from regulation to applied risk management, and tackle complex business problems using the skills you’ve developed throughout the programme through a range of different experiences.
Our practitioner courses link academic learning from electives and core courses to the challenges of real-life business. Delivered by finance professionals, they equip you with insights and practical tools and expose you to the issues, challenges and experiences you’ll encounter as your career progresses. Topics covered include: Regulation, Public Finance, Applied Risk Management and Derivatives, Advanced Financial Modelling, the Business of Corporate Finance and the Business of Asset Management.
Gain valuable insights as panels of alumni, practitioners and faculty share their experiences and talk about current financial trends and topics. Catch up with fellow alumni in the LBS network and make new connections. Finance@Work events focus on a wide range of topics and themes relevant to finance today and its place in the world. Events in 2017/18 included:
- An Investment-focussed discussion on Extra-Financials with a panel drawn from Private Equity, endowment funds and a family office.
- A presentation from a successful alum and founder of a FinTech company, giving an overview of the industry landscape and speaking about funding new ventures.
- A discussion with a leading CFO, learning about his role, his career path and how the finance world is evolving.
Analyse and resolve complex business problems using the skills, frameworks and tools acquired during the programme. Supervised by a member of faculty, it provides a great opportunity to dive deep into specific topic of interest.
Many students undertake this for the organisation they work for. It’s also a chance to partner with an organisation you would like to work for and expand your network. Examples of recent projects include:
- Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies
- Infrastructure in Latin America: the role of institutional investors for agency costs and conflict of interest
- Desirable future of fintech regulation in Korea
- The theory of credit cycles and practical implications for BAML
- Applying machine learning for stock selection
- Valuation benchmarking of the Banking and Insurance industries
Practice the skills you have learnt, and build on your experience and develop your network on an eight to 10 week internship. MiF students have previously interned at organisations such as Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Citibank, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Internships are only available for full-time students taking the fourth term.