"The Master's in International Financial Management is broad and offers you many opportunities in the labour market. I was therefore able to sign my employment agreement as a Commercial Management Trainee at Lidl quite soon after graduation. The theoretical knowledge about strategy and management is something I apply on a daily basis in my current job. The financial angle of the Master's also helps me to interpret financial figures quickly. I am currently responsible for one store – opening and closing, receiving and sending goods, personnel and more. At the end of my traineeship I will be responsible for managing the key performance indicators of five stores.
I would advise people to get the most out of their time as a student and not settle for what is average. Focus on your studies but enjoy extracurricular activities as well. While the former provides you with a solid background of financial and management knowledge, it is the latter that allows you to put your knowledge into practice. A great example is the Master's Honours College, a programme that focuses on developing leadership skills by putting them into practice."