Business students' success recognised by City firms
Four postgraduate students from Swansea University's School of Business and Economics have been recognised by top City firms for their excellent academic performance in the June 2008 examinations.
The School of Business and Economics prides itself both on the quality of its degree programmes and the extremely strong relationships that it has developed with industry and commerce.
Professor Mike Adams, Chair of Corporate Finance at the University, said: "Our links with the Financial Sector are integral to the success of our degree programmes in Finance, and it is hugely beneficial to count some of the world's most influential financial organisations as partners of the School of Business and Economics."
Chris Gibbs, aged 23, from Westerham in Kent, is a student on the MSc Management with Finance programme. He was awarded the Lyncombe Consultancy prize for his paper on Financial Markets and Institutions.
Sadia Iqbal, aged 22, from Swansea, is also a student on the MSc Management with Finance programme. She was awarded the IMC Investment Group prize in Contemporary Finance Issues.
Andreas Heiskel, aged 25, from Norway, won the Grant Thornton International prize on the MSc finance paper Finance II. Andreas is an interdisciplinary exchange student on a five years MSc Engineering with Finance programme.
Vineet Upreti, aged 27, is an MBA student from India. He won the Grant Thornton prize in the paper on Financial Derivatives and Risk Management.
The corporate prizes range from £200 to £350 plus expenses paid visits to corporate headquarters.
Professor Adams said: “We are again pleased that our corporate sponsors are eager to continue their support of our postgraduate programmes and to recognise the academic achievements of our very students.
“Being a corporate sponsored prize winner helps students to distinguish their CVs in today’s highly competitive job market. My colleagues and I wish the four prize-winning students the very best of luck in their future careers.”
For further information about the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University visit the School's website.