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Bernard Tawiah

MSc Investment Analysis

Ghana

What first attracted you to choose the University of Stirling to study your course?

Growing up, I have had an overriding interest in the role of investment and finance and how the discipline could contribute in tackling the challenges facing the society. This overriding passion later confirmed my ambition to pursue a Masters in Investment Analysis. After a careful look at a number of investment and finance related programmes in different institutions, University of Stirling turned out to be everything I hoped for, and more.
The University features state-of-the-art facilities and has a beautiful landscape that offers a variety of recreational activities. In my opinion, the University provides a gold standard for any higher education hence my decision to enrol in such a great institution. My interest was further heightened after I was awarded the prestigious Karen Napier Scholarship to read the MSc Investment Analysis program.

What are the benefits you found as a result of studying at Stirling?

Indeed, my expectations were exceeded as I encountered top scholars, leading academics and a high-calibre of international students which undoubtedly offered me an exceptionally stimulating and supportive environment to achieve my goals.

What specific feature(s) did you like most about the course?

The Amplify Trading Boot Camp was an experience of a lifetime as it was designed to give us a practical feel of what we had been learning in class. It is impressive to know that the course also has a good blend of theory and practical work which prepares an individual to be a fully-baked graduate.

What advice would you give to prospective students considering coming to Stirling?

A decision to attend University of Stirling is an investment that will yield positive results with time and I will recommend it time and again!

Are you currently employed? If so, please tell us what impact do you think your studies will have 
on your future career?

After graduating with a distinction, I must say in an unequivocal voice that the MSc dissertation has equipped me with the prerequisite skills needed to undertake a higher research (PhD) which I hope to commence in the near future.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

More than anything, I was very impressed by how the Management School embraced my philanthropic venture (What I Wish I Knew Conference-WIWIK). It spoke volumes of truth about the University’s continuous commitment to see its students succeed in every facet of life.

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