a) Functional knowledge – the finance domain as such is huge and has immense potential for the right candidate to grow. There are several subsets of the finance industry wherein you can be in the banking industry, financial services or the finance or accounts department of a user company. Wherever be the financial job role be, the functional knowledge required is broadly the same. The requirements include the basic knowledge of financial accounting and management, understanding of the primary KPIs(Key Performance Indicators) if required, basic knowledge of the operations in the front and the back offices of the financial organization. What is the advantage? Without ready cash, you can buy stocks that you think have reached bottom but have great possibilities for an upturn. How do you know? Read, read, read. When the stock goes up, you profit much and you happily sell the stocks and pay your broker. If your prediction did not work out and the stock even went lower, then you are in deep do-do as you will have to put up that cash when your broker issues the margin call.

On top of this, throughout each semester a number of Executive Guest Speakers from the football and sport industry visit UCFB to speak to students about their experiences. Previous speakers have included former Liverpool player turned TV pundit Jamie Carragher, BBC Sport’s Gabby Logan and Sunderland manager David Moyes.