Having a background in engineering and no relevant work experience I had struggled to make the transition into the highly competitive investment industry before studying at Stirling. The MSc in Investment Analysis that I gained there added credibility to my C.V. and augmented my commitment to the career change. I have since secured a trainee position at Alliance Trust, a FTSE 100 investment company.
The standard of teaching was very high and I found the staff very accessible and always willing to help. Whilst the learning curve was steep at times the course is definitely both suitable and achievable for those coming from a non-finance background given the teaching structure; the relevance of mathematical components was always apparent and never too complex.
The calibre of graduate seeking to enter the investment industry is without doubt impressive and in a competitive job market I found that the MSc in Investment Analysis was very well regarded which is crucial in reaching the interview stage for investment posts. I am sure that the CFA® Institute Program Partner status will further enhance the MSc’s reputation and I would recommend the course to those seeking exposure to the industry as an excellent starting point.