Dr Mohammud Foondun
Department: Mathematics & Statistics
Job title: Lecturer
Dr Mohammud Foondun is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Strathclyde.
Mohammud explains the benefits of studying our Masters in Quantitative Finance, why people study with us and why he loves teaching on the course.
From what study backgrounds do students normally come into the course?
Students come from a wide range of backgrounds. We require the students to have a strong quantitative background. For example we have students with engineering and physics, as well as finance as undergraduate degrees.
What attracts students to study this course at Strathclyde?
Our course has been designed with industry partners and is therefore in line with the needs of the finance industry. We also offer our students the possibility of doing a summer project under the supervision of an industry partner. All of this means that our students are very well equipped to enter the job market.
"Our course has been designed with industry partners and is therefore in line with the needs of the finance industry."
What makes studying this course at Strathclyde stand out from other institutions?
The fact our course is open to students with a wide range of backgrounds is key for us. We also have a relatively small cohort which makes it that our staff can better cater to the individual needs of the students.
What do you enjoy most about teaching the course?
I like interacting with the students. They're a talented, highly motivated and hard working group of individuals.
What do students tend to enjoy most about studying this course at Strathclyde?
Students appreciate the fact that the cohort is small enough so that each of them receive a good service from our staff. They're also very happy with the facilities provided by the University. Also, the fact that City of Glasgow is a cultural vibrant place, with a lots of opportunity for outdoor activities is a huge appeal to them.
"Students appreciate the fact that the cohort is small enough so that each of them receive a good service from our staff. They're also very happy with the facilities provided by the University."
What jobs/further study to graduates from this course go on to do?
Most of students go into the finance industry. They take up different roles like financial analyst, risk officer and quantitative analyst. Some of them also go onto study for their PhD.