The World Of Finance And Finance Essay

785 Words Jan 11th, 2016 4 Pages
The world of finance first attracted my attention during my 3rd year of my undergraduate degree. I was fortunate enough to have been selected to represent my school at the Rotman International Trading Competition. Once arrived in Toronto, I could not get over the caliber and intensity that the other students demonstrated, the state of the art finance lab and the vast array of resources available to U of T students. Having ever only studied the finance theories and never having to use them in a practical manner that was required for this competition was a great disadvantage to our team. We were not amongst the worst teams, but we were also not a part of the best ones. From there on end, I had promised myself that I would learn everything I possibly can to master the practical skills of finance such as portfolio management, valuation and modelling. My first tasks was to ask the dean of our school the permission to have all my options in finance, seeing that I was not a finance major. He advised me that these harder courses would make it more difficult to maintain or raise my current GPA, but I didn 't care seeing that my goal was to learn. I successfully achieved the next step of passing all these courses with flying colours. Unfortunately, after spending countless hours discussing the subject with the finance director of our faculty and upon graduation, I felt that my initial mission had not been attained. This is why I am applying to a Master 's in Financial Economics…

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