Finance with a Year in Industry
Finance is about making and managing money. It can involve investing in the stock market, trading in currencies and derivatives, or making lending decisions in banks. Students who study the BSc Finance with a Year in Industry degree at Queen’s will gain the skills and knowledge that are needed to succeed in the financial industry. A placement year with a financial institution is integrated into this degree. A dedicated placement team supports students through the application process and helps them to find high-quality opportunities.
During the third year of the degree, students complete a 9 to 12 month placement within a financial institution. These placements are usually in Belfast, Dublin, or London, and can involve companies such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, the Bank of England, FinTrU, First Derivatives or KPMG. The placement year gives students excellent experience and connections and provides a competitive edge when seeking graduate employment.
Our graduates find employment in investment banks, corporate banks, building societies, insurance houses, stockbrokers, investment banks, accountancy and actuarial firms, specialist financial and private equity companies as well as in the finance functions of more general companies.
Typical career destinations of graduates include:
- Financial Analysts (in bonds, equities, and derivative products)
- Fund Managers
- Financial Planners
- Wealth Managers
- Financial Economists
- Corporate Lenders
Recent graduate employers have included:
Allstate; Bank of Ireland; Citi Group; Delta Index; Energia; Ernst & Young; FinTRU; First Derivatives; Goldman Sachs; HSBC; Kerr Henderson; KPMG; Mercer Plc; Morgan Stanley; Nationwide Building Society; Nomura Bank; Oxford Economics; PIMCO; PwC; Setanta Asset Management.