Hello, I recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Austria, Vienna, majoring in Finance and Accounting. Yesterday I got admitted to MSc in Finance at Strathclyde.
I'd like to build on my knowledge and get a job in Glasgow or other bigger UK city with a financial district afterwards, but it disturbs me that it seems that UK finance programs, ranked truly highly in FT rankings do not require any pre-knowledge of finance (i.e. MSc Finance at Strathclyde BS). Seems very easy to me. Continental European BS do not admit you to the programme if you don't provide sufficient pre-qualification. And even if they didn't, they still last twice as long what would provide enough space to accommodate.
What is more, when looking into the curriculum, it seems that the first semester is about basics of finance only. And then there are like 4 courses in the second which carry "advanced" in the name. I do not get. Why is that? Don't the UK students pursue any further specialization after they graduate? For who are these programmes?
I hope I am terribly wrong at understanding the course description, as I really would like to experience UK in my postgraduate studies.
Can anyone please post something that would clarify my problem a little? Are the Finance MScs more intense than they seem from the description? THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE! YOU'RE A LIFE SAVER.
And actually passed?