“It’s very beneficial to hear from Cranfield alumni. We can gain so much insight from them, from the real world of [financial] industry.”
Putu Agni Parahita, Finance and Management MSc student
Timothy Mkandawire, a Finance and Management MSc student said, “The main thing that I picked up from Manish was just the vast experience that he’s had working in finance, and understanding how macro-economics and finance link together so that you can make great decisions.”
Christoforus Enrico Andriawan, an Investment Management MSc student pointed out, “The guest speaker series was really good for me, because as a finance student we learn a lot from a person like Manish. What I learnt is how to actually implement all the theory that you learn in the classroom to make practical decisions. It is good to learn from other people’s experience, especially in finance. So I think this is really beneficial for students; not only learning from the textbook but also learning from the experts such as alumni.”
The Speaker Series is a great asset to our master’s courses and really enhances the learning experience for our students. These sessions with industry experts are something that students and staff look forward to in the year. They provide the essential knowledge needed to pursue a career in that area. It is a great way for current students to meet and hear from alumni and professionals, so it is something we plan to continue for years to come. Through this, the aspiration is that students can take what they have learnt into practice and maybe return to the speaker series in future years, as a guest this time, to inspire the next generation.