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MMORSE at Warwick vs Economics & Statistics at UCL for Investment Banking

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    Which course is better for a career in investment banking?
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    (Original post by m1paperwashard)
    Which course is better for a career in investment banking?
    It doesn't matter they are both equally good.
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    Hello,

    I also have offers for both, but ended up choosing UCL.

    After much research, talking to peers, advice from careers from my college, I came to the conclusion that both universities are on par with each other in terms of banking recruitment.

    However, other than the degree I believe that UCL has greater opportunities for extra-curricular activities, work-experience and networking opportunities. UCL has a massive voluntary department, it runs competitions such as the student style apprentice. By work-experience what I mean is that due to its location, it has many financial institutions around it, so if you don't get a internship, go straight up the door to other firms and hand them your covering letter/CV.

    Look at it this way, out yourself in the position of being the banker who's interviewing interns. You have an Warwick and UCL student who walk into the office. Are you going to base your decision on the university they go to. Or are you going to look at the work-experience, extra-curricular, achievements and so on. This is what determines whether you get the internship or not. If you search on linkedin you will find so many UCL students who have completed internships and are in top banking positions.

    Good luck,

    David
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    (Original post by m1paperwashard)
    Which course is better for a career in investment banking?
    For IB, both are equal i'd say. If you are only interested in IB apply to the 3 year MORSE.

    MMORSE opens up the possibility of an actuarial career, as you specialise in the 4th year.

    So if you don't know what to do, I'd pick MMORSE as it can get you into either field
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    (Original post by stackemup)
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    Yeah I've heard they are equal.

    Don't know if UCL have better ECs but I would rather live in London yeah.

    Don't agree with the other points. Firstly, a Warwick applicant can still have stellar ECs, and secondly living in London makes no difference. You can still apply to internships online and attend interviews by taking a 1.5 hour train journey. If you don't get an internship, they won't care about some CV and cover letter.
    Also, I think Warwick has got more people into IB than UCL, but not sure if this refers to FO, MO etc.
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    Warwick & UCL are pari passu when it comes to banking recruitment, so go to which ever you prefer more. I'm sure UCL has a great range of extracurricular activites to get involved in, but if stackemup;s point is that UCL has more, then he's mistaken. Warwick has the most societies, clubs, sports teams etc, of any university in the country. His point about greater networking/career opportunities due to being in London is valid however, which gives UCL a slight advantage over Warwick.
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    I was just about to post the same question, but i have an offer from MORSE at warwick, and Maths and econ at Ucl??
    Warwicks course is a lot better academically, but UCL provides an international reputation and more of a networking chance by living in london.

    Which would be better though ?
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    (Original post by tonymanny)
    I was just about to post the same question, but i have an offer from MORSE at warwick, and Maths and econ at Ucl??
    Warwicks course is a lot better academically, but UCL provides an international reputation and more of a networking chance by living in london.

    Which would be better though ?
    Are you incapable of reading what has already been said? There isn't a clear cut answer, if you prefer the course at Warwick go there, it will make no difference to your prospects.
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    Well I'm clearly not incapable of reading, but its a big decision in my life so you do try find out as much as you can. There isn't a clear cut answer okay
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    (Original post by tonymanny)
    I was just about to post the same question, but i have an offer from MORSE at warwick, and Maths and econ at Ucl??
    Warwicks course is a lot better academically, but UCL provides an international reputation and more of a networking chance by living in london.

    Which would be better though ?
    lol

    Anyway if that's what you think just go to Warwick
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    (Original post by Frenchous)
    lol

    Anyway if that's what you think just go to Warwick
    Don't be hating
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    (Original post by Guy.I)
    Don't be hating
    Forgot the footnote

    Opinions expressed are strictly those of the writer of this note and are not endorsed in any way by UCL and the University of Warwick. Listening to people's opinion on TSR when deciding on which university to attends comport some risks. Past rankings are not necessarily a good guide of future ones. We do not take any responsibility for failed careers and misinformation.
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    (Original post by tonymanny)
    I was just about to post the same question, but i have an offer from MORSE at warwick, and Maths and econ at Ucl??
    Warwicks course is a lot better academically, but UCL provides an international reputation and more of a networking chance by living in london.

    Which would be better though ?
    lolwut

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