Student profile
Natalia Charalampous

Natalia Charalampous

"Every module allowed me to unlock a different skill. Participating in group projects helped me strengthen my communication and team work skills."

Course
Investment Management MSc
Entry year
2018

"August 2015 was the start of an unforgettable journey. I still remember my first encounter with Surrey. It was on an Open Day that I was welcomed by enthusiastic and purpose driven people showing me around campus. The programme overview was extremely organised and the buildings efficiently allocated. The breath-taking scenery of the lake and all the green around campus convinced me to stay.

Most importantly, the overall student satisfaction was very high that impressed me and made me pursue my dream by graduating with a BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degree. After three years of hard work and dedication, I continue to expand my horizons in this prestigious university by pursuing my master’s degree in MSc Investment Management.

The growth in the demand from businesses around the world for qualified accounting and finance professionals made my decision easier. Surrey as a partner with ACCA Accelerate offers many exceptions for those who want to follow a similar career. The professional recognition does not stop at ACCA, but it also includes CIMA, AACSB, and ICAEW. Additionally, Surrey offers professional training placements in global companies and large sections so students can develop their working skills and follow an appropriate graduate career.

"Needless to say the professors are highly qualified and experienced, with an interesting background and knowledge in many fields offering a lot more than just educational knowledge."

Another reason I chose MSc Investment Management at Surrey is the high-quality education provided to students that want to gain an insight into the fast-paced world of financial markets. The programme enables students to acquire the professionalism required in equity investment analysis and fixed income investment. Needless to say the professors are highly qualified and experienced, with an interesting background and knowledge in many fields offering a lot more than just educational knowledge.

In addition to the academic knowledge that I have successfully gained, the University of Surrey is making sure that its students are staying active. There are various societies covering many areas such as sports, dance and multicultural countries. Being a member to a few of them means I had the opportunity to be exposed to people from different cultures, beliefs and traditions. I find this an amazing experience that has contributed to further expanding my comfort zone.

Every module allowed me to unlock a different skill. Participating in group projects helped me strengthen my communication and teamwork skills. As well as, becoming more familiar with Excel, Bloomberg, Stata, Mathematica, PowerPoint and Microsoft skills. Working under pressure to meet various deadlines and prepare well for the exams I have learnt to manage my time efficiently and productively. Lastly, solving investing and financial problems have crucially played a role in developing my analytical and critical thinking from an investor’s perspective."

Discover more about our courses at Surrey Business School, including our MSc in Investment Management.

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