“Thanks to our established relationship with Amplify Trading, students have access to the latest professional expertise direct from the City”
Director of PG A&F Programmes
The Leeds University Business School engaged Amplify to administer and deliver a week-long Trading Internship for all it’s MSc students (approximately 200), studying across the following programmes:
The objectives of the Leeds University Business School were to:
Students spent a week on a specially configured ‘trading floor’ at the Business School, connected to real-time financial market information. The simulation allows students to gain a practical understanding of the financial markets, whilst developing important professional skills
Impact on the client:
Director of Postgraduate Accounting and Finance programmes; Dr Konstantinos Bozos explains: “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.”
Phillip Joy, an MSc Banking and International Finance student from the UK commented, “The trading week has greatly enhanced my understanding of markets - reasons why the market moved and behaved as it did were explained. Applying theory to the trading floor allowed me to get a deeper feeling of how the theory relates to actual markets.”
MSc Finance and Investment student Jack Willis, also from the UK said, “I have learnt that both the theoretical and technical aspects of my studies here at Leeds are both of vital importance in financial markets.”
“It's an excellent opportunity that benefits students who get to observe how the oil, bonds market etc is structured. It can only be described as a unique experience and one that should be offered to all students who wish to join this particular field.” Ekaterini Stylianidou MSc Law & Finance.
The University of Leeds Website states: “Thanks to our established relationship with Amplify Trading, students have access to the latest professional expertise direct from the City. We plan to continue to develop such activity, providing our students with enhanced relevant professional opportunities as part of our Finance Masters programmes.”
The Business School’s MSc Accounting and Finance programme was included in the Financial Times Master in Finance Pre-Experience ranking the global ranking of the world’s top finance programmes.
The results are a recognition of the quality of the Accounting and Finance programmes at Leeds, and the part they play in the career progress of alumni. The ranking positioned the programme as: