(Original post by turs)
First of all, thank you guys
. I didn't expect to get so many replies, and I seriously want to express my gratitude to anyone who shared his opinion.
Then, it goes without saying: this decision is driving me crazy
. I know I shouldn't worry so much and that there's no perfect choice. But obviously, when it comes to potentially invest dozens of thousands of Euros and one year of your life, you want to be sure to pick the best option possible.
One rule I've learned is that you can easily find two people giving opposite judgements on the same city, university or course (in particular: I've read many people referring to Rotterdam as vibrant
or great place to be as a student
, and others describing it as a s***hole
). Anyway, I really agree with what I found in another TSR thread: "When you're finally sitting an interview it just comes down to what you know and who you are...". So I'll try to be less dramatic and summarize the info I got:
1 - CASS would mean aiming too low
, to my surprise (I was advised to apply there by my own Financial Mathematics
2 - Bocconi has great reputation and connections
, good chances of getting interviews in the City, too;
Bocconi is in Italy
: read this useful post
4 - RSM and Warwick are both excellent alternatives
, each with its pros (1 year instead of 2, RSM is very cheap) and cons (location? Is Warwick worth the 20.500 £?)
That said, for what concerns my personal situation, I find RSM
more suitable to my needs. I had bad luck and I couldn't finish my undergrad in time due to a severe health condition (from which, fortunately, I have now completely recovered
): I'd really appreciate not to study 2 more years. I'm almost 25, I want my independency as soon as possible. Plus, it seems that studying at RSM I could still hope to find a job in London IBs .
However, I'll apply to St. Gallen
, too (thank you, dogfights
!). Deadline is in the end of April and it seems to be worth a try!
Now is waiting time. On Wednesday I'll have Bocconi's answer, hope to get the others by mid-April. Crossing fingers