Our Alumni Advisers are former students who can be contacted for informal feedback about their experience of studying at LUMS.
They are also very happy to answer your queries about student life at Lancaster.
To request our Alumni Advisers’ contact details, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the name of the Adviser you wish to contact.
I worked in the finance industry for several years and wished to become an analyst. I decided to study the MSc Finance programme to gain the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in valuations. I chose LUMS because it is partnered with the CFA Institute and has great facilities. I am now working as a financial analyst at Lotus Pacific Investments Inc.
I chose to study at LUMS because it is a triple-accredited business school with a high graduate employment rate and many Chinese employers value Lancaster graduates. The best thing about studying at LUMS is the cultural diversity among staff and students, which helped me to develop my communication skills. I was able to gain international experience by studying at the Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics for one term at the end of my Masters programme, thanks to LUMS's postgraduate study abroad programme.
Having worked as a financial services consultant for IBM in Germany, I wished to specialise in finance in order to enter the banking industry. I opted to study at LUMS because of its rankings and triple-accreditation and also because the MSc Finance modules contribute towards the CFA exams. At the end of my Masters programme I joined Renmin University in Beijing as part of the LUMS postgraduate study abroad programme and I plan to enter the banking industry in East Asia.
Before coming to LUMS, I already had experience of working in finance and wished to specialise further. I chose to study MSc Finance because it was highly ranked and because a friend who already studied at Lancaster recommended the University to me. During my time at LUMS, I was a student course representative and also a Student Ambassador.
I enjoyed my undergraduate study at LUMS so much that I decided to stay to continue my studies at Masters level! I like the fact that the faculty includes both business professionals and leading academics. I enjoyed activities such as visits to company offices because they established a strong connection between academia and real-world practice.
Now employed in the risk department of an investment management firm, I chose to study MSc Finance at LUMS in order to improve my job prospects and enhance my financial knowledge. I picked LUMS because it is staffed by world-renowned professionals and because the partnership between the MSc Finance and the CFA Institute is unique to only a few universities.
My dream was always to study in the UK and experience a campus university, and Lancaster provided me with this opportunity. I chose to study on the MSc Finance because I have always been fascinated by financial markets; by taking this course I improved my understanding of various aspects of the global financial world. Throughout my course I received high-quality teaching and I had access to the University’s amazing facilities.
I was motivated to study at LUMS because of the strong international reputation and the abundance of resources that the School has to offer. I very much enjoyed my international experience at Lancaster. It provided me with the opportunity to meet people from around the world, enabling me to experience and learn about different nationalities and cultures. All of which led to me developing more professional skills appropriate for the finance industry.
I decided to study at LUMS because of the excellent academic reputation it has as a world ranked triple accredited business school. My passion and interest in finance, particularly in the area of asset pricing, and my desire to explore this subject area further is what led me to study on this programme. After graduating from LUMS I attended Copenhagen Business School to complete a second Masters in Applied Economics and Finance.
The reason that I chose to study on the MSc Finance programme is very simple: it offers the most cutting-edge finance knowledge, as well as unparalleled career opportunities. For instance, I was able to study in Switzerland on an investment banking training programme during the summer. Now equipped with advanced financial knowledge, I am ready to begin my career in the investment banking industry.
The MSc Finance programme has many characteristics which fulfilled my needs, such as a high standard of teaching and research, strong alumni connections and also its partnership with the CFA Institute. I really enjoyed my lectures because of the freedom we had to ask questions and engage in discussions. After completing my course, I returned to Thailand and began working at EY as a Senior Audit Assistant in Bangkok.
Lancaster is a young and ambitious University that has invested highly in improving its academic offer, especially as far as the Accounting and Finance department is concerned. The MSc Finance programme condenses several different courses into a limited amount of time. Hence, this tight schedule always keeps you under pressure and allows you to learn efficiently and get the best out of your time at Lancaster. I now work as a Graduate Trainee in Finance at the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh.