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Camille Vironda

I'm the Recruitment Coordinator for the recently launched Masters in Financial Analysis and I also support the Masters in Management and Global Masters in Management programmes. I was born and raised near Paris before moving to the UK to attend university - where I graduated from Exeter University with a bachelor’s degree in History in 2013. Previously I worked within healthcare recruitment, and I recently travelled to New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka.


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Applications for the Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA), the Masters in Management (MIM) and the Global Masters in Management (GMIM) starting in September 2017 are now open.

To make the process as smooth as possible, we have put together an application checklist for you to use. In order to submit a complete application, please make sure you submit the following:

  • Online application form
  • GMAT/GRE /(CFA Level 1 certificate – only applies to MFA candidates)/
  • English language certification copy (if required)
  • Essay questions
  •  Two references
  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts (MFA applicants must have studied a numerate undergraduate degree)
  • Application fee: GBP£90
  • KIRA Talent admissions video for GMIM applicants only (a new feature of the GMIM application)

We run a rolling admissions process so you can apply at any point in the cycle once you feel your application is ready and complete. We also provide recommended deadlines through the cycle so applicants can focus their efforts towards a specific date.

Once you have submitted an application, you can expect to receive an initial interview decision within three weeks. If successful and following an interview, you will receive a final decision with six to eight weeks of your initial application date.

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As you prepare your application to one of our three programmes, there are a few steps you can take to help strengthen your candidacy. As a first stage, we always recommend you submit a copy of your CV so that we can check and confirm your eligibility to apply to our programmes!Applicants to the Global MiM should apply no later than the 7th March. Chinese nationals will need to apply via Fudan University, please find details here.

Submit CV for MFA here

Submit CV for MiM here

Submit CV for GMiM here

Next, if you are planning on visiting London in the upcoming months, why not book in for a coffee chat or attend one our monthly information sessions on campus which is a great opportunity for you to meet with staff, current students and get a feel for campus life. If not, our will be running sessions across the word so please do check our events page for events near you!

Should you have any questions about our programmes, the application process or the School in general please do get in touch with the recruitment team at mfa@london.edu or mim@london.edu.

Best of luck with your application – we look forward to receiving it!

Camille Vironda


Welcome to our admissions blog! If you are reading this, you might currently be considering applying to one of our Degree Programmes. To help make this process as easy as possible, we have laid out six different ways in which the recruitment team can help you through your application journey.

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1. CV reviews: This is the recommended first step for anyone considering an application to any of our degree programmes at London Business School. Whether you are committed to applying in the current recruitment cycle, or if you have just started thinking about London Business School, each degree programme has a team you can get in touch with to have your CV checked, and who can help ensure that you are thinking about applying to the right programme for your profile!

2. Phone consultations: Once we have reviewed your CV and identified the programme best suited to your needs, we would be more than happy to schedule a phone call to cover all the questions and queries you may have, and to help guide you through the application process. This can also help you put into place a realistic time frame for your application.

3. One-to-one consultations on campus and worldwide:   If you are based in London, why not book a one-to-one consultation with a member of the recruitment and admissions team on campus? This would be a great opportunity to come to us and get a true feel of the atmosphere and campus life. If you don’t have plans to visit London in the near future, our team is often on the road, follow their progress on our events page to get the chance to meet members of the admissions team somewhere near you.

4. Meet us at an event in the UK and worldwide: Whether it is a GMAT conference, the QS World MBA Tour in Dubai or Cairo, L’Etudiant Fair in Paris or the E-Fellows fair in Frankfurt, our team represents LBS at events all over the world, giving you the chance to meet us in a convenient location for you. All you need to do is go on our website and register for an upcoming event. We also run a variety of online webinars, which are accessible at any time via our website.

5. Connect you with student ambassadors and/or alumni: By this stage in your application journey, you have identified which programme to apply to, collected all the relevant information regarding your particular programme, the admissions process and the School in general. You might even have started writing your application. We have shared our application tips and all the information we have regarding our programmes but you want to hear first-hand about the benefits of studying at London Business School. Check out the class profile for your particular programme, and identify a student you would be interested in speaking with to learn about their experiences at LBS. We will then do the rest and help put the two of you together!

6. Class visit opportunities: You have now almost finished your application and are aiming for the next deadline, however you may need help with that final bit of motivation to complete and submit your application! Speak to us about potentially sitting in on a class, and experience in real time a class led by world-class faculty. (N.B currently this is not available for our early career applicants) Get the conversation started today! Start your application journey by getting in touch with us!

Early Careers mfa@london.edu | mim@london.edu

Mid-Career Programmes mba@london.edu | mif@london.edu

Senior Leadership Programmes embaglobal@london.edu | emba@london.edu | embadubai@london.edu | sloan@london.edu


We are pleased to announce that the Masters in Financial Analysis brochure is now available to download on our website. If you are thinking of applying it will help you in your research to make sure this is the right programme in the right environment for you.

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You will be able to find out more about the course content, including how the programme is structured around five key finance pillars; Corporate Finance, Asset Management, Account, Financial Markets and Financial Econometrics. This programme will equip you with the skills necessary to launch a successful career in finance and the choice of electives which will allow you to customise your MFA experience.

 

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This brochure will also give you a deeper insight into the practical and experiential learning environment you will experience, an understanding of how you will put classroom theory in practice during Business Immersion Week, and showcase how you can develop your global business outlook by taking part in a Global Immersion Field Trip.

There are many ways to get involved beyond the classroom, with the various student clubs, conferences, career treks and events which allow you to share experiences with fellow MIF, MIM and MBA students. You will have access to recruitment stats for the recent Early Career MiM2014 class, and get an idea of how our career centre will guide you through your job search and help you secure your first job in Finance.

Finally it will provide you with information regarding the next steps you should take to be part of the MFA2017 class!

We are holding an information session on Campus on Tuesday 15th December starting 18.30, so please register here if you would like to find out more information about the programme and the School.

If you are unable to make it at this time, we hold weekly drop-in sessions every Friday between 15.00- 16.00. Please note you do not need to register for these sessions, all you will need to do is report to the Sainsbury’s reception on campus.

Should you have any further questions or queries please do contact the me at mfa@london.edu.


The applications for the first intake of the Masters in Financial Analysis in September 2016 are now live. We have put together an application checklist to make the application process as smooth as possible. For your application to be reviewed, the Masters in Financial Analysis Programme Office must have received the following:

  • Online application form
  • GMAT/GRE/CFA Level 1 certificate/Unofficial score report/Confirmed test date
  • English certification copy (if required)
  • Essay questions
  • 2 references
  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts (MFA applicants must have studied a numerate undergraduate degree)
  • Application fee: GBP£90

 

We run a rolling admissions process so you can apply at any point in the cycle. However for your reference please see below the recommended application deadlines for the MFA. Once you have submitted an application, you can expect to receive an initial decision within three weeks. If successful and following an alumni interview, you will receive a final decision with six to eight weeks of your initial application date.

Deadline Application complete by Interview decision by Final admissions decision
1 6 October 2015 29 October 2015 19 November 2015
2 3 November 2015 26 November 2015 17 December 2015
3* 1 December 2015 21 December 2015 12 February 2016
4* 5 January 2016 28 January 2016 25 February 2016
5 1 March 2016 24 March 2016 21 April 2016
6 3 May 2016 19 May 2016 16 June 2016
7 21 June 2016 16 June 2016 14 July 2016

 

*Please note that the third and fourth deadlines also operate as guidelines for candidates in China and India. A member of our admissions team will be visiting these countries in early 2016 to conduct interviews. For further information about these deadlines please visit the website.

 

Should you have any queries or need further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team at mfa@london.edu.

Best of luck with your application- we look forward to receiving it!


As you are most certainly aware London Business School recently launched the Masters in Financial Analysis, specifically designed for recent graduates at the early stage of their professional development. The start date for the programme is September 2016 and applications will open at the end of August. If you are looking to kick-start your career in finance, and still considering how, Richard Bland, Head of Employer Engagement here at LBS’ career centre discusses how candidates looking to enter finance can make themselves more appealing to recruiters. 

 

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How has the finance industry changed since the onset of the global economic downturn in 2008? What impact have these changes had on the industry and on people’s roles?

There have been wholesale changes at the top, with more than 90% of senior positions changing hands. Banks have rebuilt balance sheets and reduced their exposure to riskier asset classes, so they are better prepared to deal with any future crises. In terms of salaries, total remuneration is lower and the bonus element, while still significant in finance compared with other industries, has shifted towards fixed rather than variable pay. We’ve also seen a move away from cash to shares that are deferred over several years and have a clawback option. This means that staff compensation is more aligned to the long-term success of the organisation.

What effect have these changes had on people who are keen to enter the industry?

The roles in banks have shifted away from risk taking to risk management. There are fewer markets roles in investment banks and investment companies such as hedge funds generally prefer to hire people with relevant experience, creating more competition for jobs at entry level. The upshot is that people hoping to enter the industry need an extra edge beyond academic excellence.

What’s the best way for someone to get a foot in the door and start climbing the ladder?

Graduate programmes remain the most popular entry point with students. Whichever sector or company you choose will shape your longer-term options, although anyone looking to get a foot in the door will find that professional services firms remain the largest recruiters at graduate level. Investment banks use summer internship programmes to fill up to 80% of their front office roles, while those recruiting for core support divisions such as finance, treasury and IT are also happy to hire on a full-time basis.

What would the Masters in Finance Analysis (MFA) do for someone’s career prospects?

Academic excellence remains key and LBS will deliver that to the highest level. In an increasingly competitive market place, students need an edge to set them apart. With LBS being a post-graduate only school, you’ll get to interact with fellow students doing an MBA, for example. These people have significant prior work experience and will set the bar high in terms of behaviours, knowledge and commitment.

What are recruiters looking for when assessing candidates for finance roles?

We recently surveyed 38 companies across the finance industry and located around the world to understand what they’re looking for. The universal themes that came out were communication, commitment and commercial awareness.

As with any industry, communication is key and the people who can get their point over succinctly and clearly are generally the ones who succeed. It’s critical to success in finance, because you’re either pitching ideas or advising people. The MFA will help you to hone and develop your communication skills while doing the course work throughout the programme.

It is very difficult to do well in any industry without a deep-seated motivation to progress and perform, and finance is no exception. Demonstrating your knowledge of and enthusiasm for the sector is one way to show your commitment when being interviewed for a role. Recruiters want to see how committed you are, as they know how much hard work is involved when entering the industry at a junior level. Being surrounded and supported, through our unique student Peer Leadership Programme, by experienced professionals who are taking a career break to return to business school will really help up your game.

Commercial awareness is equally important, as it demonstrates your knowledge of the finance industry and how everything works. The people on the MFA programme will develop that awareness and a deep interest in the sector by learning from our world-class faculty.

How much demand is there for finance specialists?

In London, the number of finance jobs has increased by 100,000 in the last five years with fintech (financial technology) accounting for 44,000 of those roles. That said, fintech remains a relatively under explored market for finance graduates. We have seen a slight shift away from investment banking and global markets roles towards buy-side and advisory positions that cover M&A, consulting and risk.

What are the main benefits for people working in the finance sector?

You learn a set of skills that will prove invaluable throughout your career. Transferable skills such as knowing how to value companies and the levers that shift those values can be applied in both the corporate and consulting sectors. They can also be used in buy-side roles involving asset or fund management, private equity or hedge funds. You also learn how to bend the ear of senior executives, so you’re learning those persuasive powers and building those communication and presentation skills, which are important in any walk of life. 

 

If this programme sounds of interest to you or if you want to find out more about studying at London Business School please send us an email: mfa@london.edu.