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New MFE international module

Shanghai international module - Ken Okamura

This year’s cohort kicked off on the 21st September with a three-day international module, a newly launched part of the MSc Financial Economics programme. Our students were given the option to attend courses in Shanghai, New York, or Oxford/London as part of the programme’s ‘Corporate Finance’ module. 23 students elected to attend the course in Shanghai, whilst 11 travelled to New York and the remaining 43 came to Oxford. 

The course provided a high level awareness of sectors and markets and an opportunity for our students to meet MFE Oxford alumni and representatives from companies such as HSBC, Citibank, and Credit Suisse.

Please note: the exact timing and locations for future years are yet to be confirmed. 

New student, Nicolas Hartmann, chose to attend the module in New York. He commented, “I chose the international module in New York as I previously studied at Columbia and have a strong affinity with the city. It was not only very exciting to meet my fellow students, but I was also very impressed by the high-calibre programme that had been organised. 

“We had the chance to combine learning about the global financial markets from professors who recently advised on the debt crisis while being exposed to the practical world through events with hedge funds, investments banks, and alumni who worked on Wall St. Overall, the international module was a phenomenal experience and after the week in New York, I was thrilled to meet the rest of the students in Oxford.”

The class came together in Oxford for their official induction, which was followed by two weeks of pre-course lectures. Offering students a truly international experience, this new module has become an exciting part of the experience of the MFE programme. 

 

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