Moving to Scotland to study MSc Financial Management

Rubén García decided to move from Mexico to Aberdeen to embark on the MSc Financial Management course at RGU to enable him to upgrade his financial skills to boost his career. He shares his journey and why the city of Aberdeen is the perfect place to study.

In 2016 I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Mexico, my home country, however most of my graduate experience was in financial roles and thus I acknowledged throughout time that an upgrade in my financial skills was needed if I wanted to boost my professional career. I concluded that a master’s degree in finance was the answer I was looking for.

I then began my journey to find a city, university, and degree that aligned my personal and professional objectives, and I found Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen the perfect place to do so. First, MSc Financial Management is a degree that gave me both deep theoretical and technical financial knowledge, because each class, project, and the final dissertation allows you to put in practice all the learning objectives from the taught modules. In fact, in my final dissertation I was able to develop a predictive model of risk and return of the Mexican stock exchange, something that I would’ve thought very difficult to accomplish a year before.

Second, RGU is a well-recognised university by the high-quality teaching and state of the art facilities. The RGU campus is surrounded by beautiful nature and landscape, which makes it a perfect place to fully immerse yourself in your studies. Lastly, I can tell by experience, Aberdeen is a city full of opportunities for people willing to run the extra mile, as I have engaged with student and young professional groups both in and out of RGU, and I have always found people and organisations that have supported and shared my personal objectives.

Now that I have concluded my MSc, I feel very happy that in less than a month from delivering my dissertation I was able to receive a job offer to work in the UK’s banking sector. As well, I’ll be volunteering in the committee of a young professional group that empowers the future energy leaders.

My advice to future students or to people interested in studying the MSc Financial Management course is that if you are willing to go beyond and strive for an exciting career in finance, this degree represents an excellent opportunity to achieve your professional goals. At the same time, you’ll enjoy a city that is student-driven, dynamic, and beautiful, a combination that will enhance even more of your student experience.

Rubén García

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