Taylor Wood

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: British

Education: Bachelors, Lancaster University, UK; 2023

Subject: Finance and Economics

Sector(s) of interest: Investment Banking, Real Estate

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Securing a 710 on the GMAT in two months while completing an internship

About me: Having always had a deep interest in analysing how economic or financial events impact business strategy and financial markets, pursuing an undergraduate degree in finance and economics was a natural fit. At Lancaster University, I completed internships in real estate valuation with Knight Frank and investment banking with BTIG. At BTIG, I worked primarily with the equity sales and trading desk, understanding trends following past rights issues, mergers and acquisitions, or other significant firm actions and recommending trading strategies to institutional clients.

I decided to pursue a masters at LBS halfway through my first year at university, as I wanted to gain a more practical understanding of corporate finance. Acing the GMAT was the most challenging part of the application process; I studied for the exam while interning with Knight Frank. I often had my laptop out writing notes during lunch! But I persevered and achieved a 710. During my time at LBS thus far, I have been amazed at the close-knit community of students and alumni, where everyone radiates enthusiastic support for my career aspirations.

In my free time, you'll find me submitting job applications, relaxing by playing strategy video games, or debating energy policy with friends!

Three topics I can be approached about: Applying to LBS as a Brit; Investment Banking; Real Estate 

Contact: twood.mfa2024@london.edu