Interview August 2018
Our partnership with Amplify Trading is an absolutely fantastic experience with extremely high value added to Leeds and to our students and graduates. We first engaged Amplify in 2014 to administer and deliver a week-long Trading Internship for all our MSc students (approximately 200).
This training formula, is at the heart of our pedagogical philosophy, which is to deliver the right balance among academic excellence, practical training and the development of those increasingly sought-after ‘soft’ skills.
Since embedding this practical experience across all MSc studies at the Business School, the MSc Accounting and Finance programme is now included in the Financial Times Master in Finance Pre-Experience ranking the global ranking of the world’s top finance programmes. We are 2nd globally for percentage salary increase and 6th in the UK for careers progress.
We have worked with Amplify to tailor their practical simulations in a way that builds on the academic theory taught, whilst providing our students with enhanced relevant professional opportunities as part of our Finance Masters programmes. By continuing to work with Amplify we aim to Bridge the geographical gap between its location in the North of England and the City of London, by allowing its students access to facilities, opportunities and networks which are not easily accessible form Leeds. By continuing to work with Amplify we aim to:
1) Bridge the geographical gap between its location in the North of England and the City of London, by allowing its students access to facilities, opportunities and networks which are not easily accessible form Leeds.
2) Enhance its award winning -heavily theoretical- curriculum with the more practical and ‘hands-on’ aspects of the modern world of finance. This experience was aimed at facilitating an even deeper understanding of the theoretical underpinnings taught throughout the course of the programme.
3) Help students familiarise with the high-spec technology used by major investment banks and financial market traders, fund managers and treasurers across the world’s biggest employers.