BSc Business Studies, 2010
Country of origin: UK
Next step: MSc in Quantitative Finance, LUMS
Choosing to study at LUMS was an easy decision for me to make. My first impressions of the Management School at an open day were excellent. I was impressed at how spacious and up to date the school was, and could picture myself studying there.
Furthermore, the course I chose, whilst having some compulsory management modules, allowed me the flexibility to select modules from all departments in the Management School. This was exactly what I wanted and enabled me to specialise in precisely what I was interested in.
The thing I enjoyed most about my BSc Business Studies degree (besides the obvious answer of partying and having fun!), was the work. Although it could be stressful, no two pieces of coursework were alike, so I constantly found myself facing refreshing challenges with each new assignment. And at the same time, lectures and group-work assignments afforded me the opportunity to meet many like-minded people and make new friends from all over the world. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many different people and have made some friends for life.
In my spare time, I fought for the University Karate Squad for the whole of my degree, successfully representing Lancaster at competitions all over the country. I won several tournaments, including the Northern Regions Karate Championships, also placing third in the country at the British University Karate Championships for two years running. Additionally I earned my University Colours and Merit of Achievement award from the Athletic Union for my sporting performance.
I got a First Class Honours for my BSc and decided to stay on at LUMS after graduating, to complete a Masters degree: the MSc in Quantitative Finance.