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Hello, I will study MSc in Finance at Cass this fall. Does anybody know the class profile of the 2016 intake? What types of jobs did the students get after graduating?

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New post 28 Jul 2017, 03:53
Firstly,congratulations for getting into an admit into MSc in finance, which is one of the most competitive programs world-wide.
CASS has not yet disclosed its detailed class profile. Here is a brief of the student diversity-
International Students - 91%
Female students - 58%

As far as the job prospects are concerned, here are some pointers-
Weighted salary post graduation -USD 58,601
80% of its students found employment within 3 months of their graduation
Although CASS has not yet disclosed its employment statistics, you can expect good career prospects as it has been rated as "Top-Tier Employability school" by the QS Global 250 Business Schools 2017.
CASS’s Alumni are holding senior managerial positions all over the world in the sectors of banking, financial services, publishing and FMCG products.
The visa and immigration policies are very stringent hence if you are not a UK citizen, it might affect your job prospects. However, with proper networking and skill development, this can be mitigated.


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My background:
-Attended MSc Finance during 2016-17 at Cass. I was in A&F from Top 10 UK uni, CFA L1 passed.

Class Profile:
1. Two big groups in the class: China and Europe.
2. For those in UK university: UCL, Durham, Warwick, Exeter, Lancaster. Course like Actuarial and Quant are some from LSE, IC.
3. Mainly Finance, Economics, A&F, Engineering background.
4. Some worked 2-3 years beforehand, got their CFA level 1/2 already.

The course:
1. It varies because keep changing lecturers.

2. Term 1 Modules: for econ undergrad to learn accounting (feel like 3 year accounting contents in a module: basic account to consolidate account, financial instruments, fx accounting); for Accounting guys to learn econometrics (basic regression to some time series).

3. Term 2 Modules: quite quantitative for Derivatives and Fixed Income module; less quantitative for Asset management and international finance, so the exam are essay based (topics in asset pricing, financial economics).

4. Very busy in term time: packed with coursework test, group projects, CFA exams, job online tests, job interviews, school clubs events.

5. High failure rate for each module (25%-35% in Term 1, 15-25% in Term 2)

*Grade system: 70% distinction, 65% merit (not 60%), 50% passed.

6. Teacher profile: from Cambridge, LBS, LSE PhD Econ and a lot from Italy university.

Placement:
1. Career resource are great, can book appointment for CV/Cover letter check, mock AC / interview and a space for Skype/Video Interview.

2. Career fair during the first week, quite sure you can get jobs like Bloomberg or Big 4. For ibank, it depends your previous internship experience.

Others:
1. Electives to choose in Term 3, but it is hard to specialise just taking one module.

The popular one: Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Merger and Acquisition, Trading & Microstructure (Active / Quantitative Portfolio Management).

2. You can learn programming language in Term 3, useful for some finance job related to investment or trading: Python / Matlab, VBA.

3. Can choose one module outside your course, subject to approval.

Personal Reseach when I applying to Cass:
1. If you are studying A&F with 67% or above, apart from Cass, there are large range of course you can choose from:

LBS (strong brand):

-MFA: relatively new

-MiM: offers finance track

Imperial (strong brand, placement opportunities in summer):

-MSc Finance & Accounting: like MSc Accounting and Finance, ACCA, CIMA, professional service etc... (quite easy to get in from what I heard of)

-MSc Investment & Wealth Management: investment management focus, the downside is that it is so costly, paying £33,000+ and the course is only partnership with CFA institute.

-MSc Business Analytics: they provide online course now

-MSc Economics & Strategy for Business: Economics at introductory level, focus on business application

Warwick (target uni):
-MSc Accounting and Finance: courses in asset pricing and corporate finance, other accounting modules like financial statement analysis.

Cass (similar to Warwick I believe):
-MSc Investment Management: covering asset classes (alternative assets as well) and portfolio management topics, much deeper than CFA level 2 content.

2. For those studying econ/finance major, apart from the above choices, you can also apply courses like:
MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance at CASS
MSc Finance at Imperial, UCL, Warwick, KCL (new: they got asset pricing, corporate finance path)
MSc Computational Finance at UCL

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