Travelling to a country of your choice for completing your education is a dream close to the hearts of many. However, a difficulty in getting a work visa on completing your studies is what dissuades many from pursuing their studies abroad. BSE Institute’s Masters in Finance is your shortcut to studying and working in New Zealand. BSE Institute offers a 12 month Masters in Finance in New Zealand, which allows students a 12 month work search visa upon completion of their studies.

BSE Institute is a 100% subsidiary of the Bombay Stock Exchange. The Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd (BSE) is Asia’s first stock exchange and the World’s largest and fastest stock exchange. With a legacy of over 141 years, BSE aims to be the platform of choice for training, learning and development for all those interested in Financial Markets and Financial Services. BSE Institute Limited (BIL) was founded with the aim of promoting education by drawing on the vast experience and passion of industry professionals, BSE and other industry veterans. BIL has the distinct advantage of being at the centre of India’s financial capital, Mumbai. This gives students the opportunity to observe and learn industry concepts first hand from up close.

BIL has tied up with multiple universities across the World, which gives it courses international recognition and its students the opportunity to visit many universities as international students and work in those countries. BIL courses have been mentioned in international publications and won international awards for the excellent curriculum and skills provided by it.

The Masters in Finance is a 12 month course offered in collaboration with New Zealand’s University of Otago. The course will be taught in New Zealand. The course is designed for graduates who wish to build their career in international finance and global financial markets. Students will be taught using a mixture of lectures and in-class discussions, seminars, lab class work, tutorials, group work, and using SAS, datasets that ensure that students get an up close experience of how the industry functions and behaves. Students will be trained to think and react like industry professioanls which allows them to hit the ground running when they start working.

The course curriculum consists of seven subjects which the students must choose between Advanced Corporate Finance, Studies in Capital Markets, Mathematical Finance, Advanced Empirical Finance, Advanced International Financial Management, Financial Risk Management, Advanced Fixed Income Securities, Advanced Research Methods, Environment of Business and Economics. Students also need to choose between any one of à Applied Project – solve a problem for an actual business OR à Research Project – an academically focused project completed with a professor’s guidance.

Students are given career guidance during the course which helps them to decide the industry/ sector that they wish to work in. University of Otago has strong links with the corporate sector of New Zealand. It ensures that students get summer internships in major corporations of New Zealand. This internship is a part of your course curriculum and students will be judged for their performance during this internship.

The University of Otago has a Graduate Recruitment Program, which witnesses the participation of representatives of major corporations of New Zealand, who attend the event hoping to recruit talented students for their corporation. Most of the students are placed throught this program. Students who fail to get a job after completing the course get a 12 month work search visa to look for a job.

On completion of the course, students are usually placed in major global Banks, Private Equity firms, Financial Service companies, Financial Consultancies, etc. The average salary that a student draws after completing the course is USD 50,000. Students can connect with BIL to get more information about the course.