Jobs bonanza for Saïd graduates
The inaugural class of Saïd Business School’s Masters in Financial Economics programme has been a tremendous success, according to Howard Jones, its director.
Of the 70 students who were on the full-time, nine-month programme, more than 80 per cent received job offers within a month of graduating.
Graduates are considering a variety of offers in sectors including finance, luxury goods, consulting and energy. However, leading investment banks Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have taken on the highest amount of graduates.
“As you would expect from Oxford [University], the programme is very intellectually rigorous,” says Mr Jones.
“But we were also concerned in designing it, to speak to the future employers of its graduates, to ensure that the shape of the course, its delivery and its content were all aligned with the industry’s requirements.”
Ivey professor named SEC fellow
A finance professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada, has been named an economic fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Economic Analysis in Washington. Zeigham Khokher has been a faculty member at the school at the University of Western Ontario since 2001.