George Daniells
Finance Graduate, Dyson
BSc Accounting & Finance with Placement Year (2016 – 2020)

I decided to study BSc Accounting and Finance at WBS because the course is highly ranked and the business school has great facilities making it a very enjoyable place to study. The best thing about my course so far has to be the lecturers who are extremely knowledgeable. They are really engaging and try to relate the content to the real world, deepening my understanding of each topic. This is something I particularly appreciate as I have a practical learning style. During my time at WBS so far I have had the opportunity to make some amazing friends and I have found that it has been really useful to be surrounded by likeminded, high performing students as you constantly push one another to do better. 

As a part of my course I was able to complete a placement year which has been hugely beneficial. It enables you to hit the ground running when you start your graduate role, giving your first-hand experience of the working environment. My placement year at Dyson has helped my confidence grow and establish a clear understanding of finance in the world of business. I now understand how Dyson get their products to market and the financial challenges they may face in doing so. I have learnt so much that will be hugely beneficial to me in my future career.  

I feel that the broad spectrum of modules I studied during my first and second year at WBS enabled me to have an excellent grounding when entering the world of business during my placement year. The modules I studied in management, accounting, business and law were particularly useful when working on new projects at Dyson as I understood how net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and risk is used in the industry. I would definitely other students to look at placement opportunities.