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    (Original post by nayilgervinho)
    Which careers service would help me more with getting into investment banking: UCL or LSE.
    LSE and UCL are ranked first and second respectively for Investment banking in the UK in the recent LinkedIn tables. Both are top universities for getting into IB and you can't go wrong with either one. Have to say LSE is regarded as the big daddy of the finance world in the UK though.

    A family member of mine received a masters in finance from London Business school and his wife got a MBA from Cambridge and they were telling me how LSE is more well regarded than even Oxbridge for finance/IB.
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    LSE and UCL are ranked first and second respectively for Investment banking in the UK in the recent LinkedIn tables. Both are top universities for getting into IB and you can't go wrong with either one. Have to say LSE is regarded as the big daddy of the finance world in the UK though.

    A family member of mine received a masters in finance from London Business school and his wife got a MBA from Cambridge and they were telling me how LSE is more well regarded than even Oxbridge for finance/IB.
    Really, you don't say. Perhaps, LBS and Judge are more regarded for Consulting.
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    (Original post by GandalfWhite)
    Really, you don't say. Perhaps, LBS and Judge are more regarded for Consulting.
    Their words! and considering they're complete beasts I take their words seriously haha. His wife (my auntie) said people underestimate the importance of location and networking, thats where London universities gain a huge advantage. LBS and Judge are world top tier no doubt and different employers think different thinks but that was their opinion.
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    LSE and UCL are ranked first and second respectively for Investment banking in the UK in the recent LinkedIn tables. Both are top universities for getting into IB and you can't go wrong with either one. Have to say LSE is regarded as the big daddy of the finance world in the UK though.

    A family member of mine received a masters in finance from London Business school and his wife got a MBA from Cambridge and they were telling me how LSE is more well regarded than even Oxbridge for finance/IB.
    Nah g. It's cos everyone at LSE wants to go into Finance that they get the most people in; which isn't surprising since almost all LSE degrees are somewhat finance related i.e. Econ, Maths & Econ, A&F, Business Maths and Stats etc. Doesn't make it easier to get in tho. The rankings are meaningless, for example Imperial, also in London, is better than most of the unis mentioned, yet it isn't on the list cos most people there are boffins who wish to remain in science/academia rather than pursue Finance.
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Nah g. It's cos everyone at LSE wants to go into Finance that they get the most people in; which isn't surprising since almost all LSE degrees are somewhat finance related i.e. Econ, Maths & Econ, A&F, Business Maths and Stats etc. Doesn't make it easier to get in tho. The rankings are meaningless, for example Imperial, also in London, is better than most of the unis mentioned, yet it isn't on the list cos most people there are boffins who wish to remain in science/academia rather than pursue Finance.
    Due to the nature of LSE a lot of their students get into finance/IB yea, which helps it to be as well regarded in the field as it is - students networking for example. Also companies in finance/IB know LSE churns out students they want, as we said due to the nature of the institution, and the fact the unis at their doorstep means they can attend lots of events ect for networking - the fact my uncle stated about the benefit of London that a lot of people underestimate. Also G imperial is good but I wouldn't just go comparing it to LSE, they specialise in two completely separate fields. My cousin started maths at imperial this year after his gap year and he really wanted to attend LSE but didn't get in, down to preference cause as you said, and I agree to an extent, rankings are meaningless.
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    Due to the nature of LSE a lot of their students get into finance/IB yea, which helps it to be as well regarded in the field as it is - students networking for example. Also companies in finance/IB know LSE churns out students they want, as we said due to the nature of the institution, and the fact the unis at their doorstep means they can attend lots of events ect for networking - the fact my uncle stated about the benefit of London that a lot of people underestimate. Also G imperial is good but I wouldn't just go comparing it to LSE, they specialise in two completely separate fields. My cousin started maths at imperial this year after his gap year and he really wanted to attend LSE but didn't get in, down to preference cause as you said, and I agree to an extent, rankings are meaningless.
    I meant with regards to getting into IB, compared to the other unis on the 'top 10' linkedin list (which Imperial isn't on). Yes there's close proximity, but it's not like you can roll up to the doorsteps of GS whenever for coffee. Banks visit unis the targeted unis outside London on a regular for recruitment/events, and their finance societies organise networking events in London anyways so not like they're missing out. The only benefit I can see is easier travel. All applications are done online, so it's down to how you fill these forms not how close you are to the banks.
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    I meant with regards to getting into IB, compared to the other unis on the 'top 10' linkedin list (which Imperial isn't on). Yes there's close proximity, but it's not like you can roll up to the doorsteps of GS whenever for coffee. Banks visit unis the targeted unis outside London on a regular for recruitment/events, and their finance societies organise networking events in London anyways so not like they're missing out. The only benefit I can see is easier travel. All applications are done online, so it's down to how you fill these forms not how close you are to the banks.
    The LinkedIn ranking is based on the proportion of students who want to get into IB as far as I'm aware, amongst other things - I was just stating them to the person for their knowledge and if they wan to check it out they can.
    What I said initially came from someone who graduated from Cambridge and was her opinion. I've heard the same from a lot of others. The London factor does play a big part though man, the reason my cousin left Warwick and applied to London unis, eventually getting into Imperial.
    As other students have said it's down to you and there isn't a single best university to get into IB but attending a top tier one clearly helps and was stating LSE is usually regarded the 'best' one for a mixture of reasons which we've touched upon!
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    Their words! and considering they're complete beasts I take their words seriously haha. His wife (my auntie) said people underestimate the importance of location and networking, thats where London universities gain a huge advantage. LBS and Judge are world top tier no doubt and different employers think different thinks but that was their opinion.
    I said this exact same thing as to why I am choosing LSE over Cambridge. I have to be close to my networks!
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    The London factor does play a big part though man
    It might make it slightly easier to network due to less travel, but that's it.

    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    Attending a top tier one clearly helps and was stating LSE is usually regarded the 'best' one for a mixture of reasons which we've touched upon!
    I'm not doubting that. My point is LSE doesn't offer an advantage over other 'target' schools such as Oxbridge, Imperial & Warwick when it comes to applications. The reason it has the most going into IB is due to self-selection of it's students.
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    ~IB conversation getting very dry and boring now~
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    ~IB conversation getting very dry and boring now~
    Tell me about it lol. I'm off to watch Whiplash now
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    ~IB conversation getting very dry and boring now~
    They need to go and get their own thread!


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    (Original post by PrincessAlexis)
    I will say any student at any London university can join the UCL societies (yes, seriously). So as an LSE student you can use the UCL Econ and Finance society but as a UCL student you can't join LSE ones..
    Wait...how does that work? Does UCL have a policy to allow every London uni to join it's societies? This is the first time I've heard about this, so I'm kinda curious.
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    Wait...how does that work? Does UCL have a policy to allow every London uni to join it's societies? This is the first time I've heard about this, so I'm kinda curious.
    Lol even I'm part of the UCL Finance Society and I don't attend a uni in London :lol:
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    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    It might make it slightly easier to network due to less travel, but that's it.



    I'm not doubting that. My point is LSE doesn't offer an advantage over other 'target' schools such as Oxbridge, Imperial & Warwick when it comes to applications. The reason it has the most going into IB is due to self-selection of it's students.
    Ok, the London advantage = more firms, the smaller firms that have to choose between who they pitch to, pitch to LSE and ucl -> so the advantage is that you're exposed to more ibs/traders etc etc at LSE and UCL. Obviously someone like Goldman will make same amount of visits to their target unis
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    (Original post by kurofune)
    Wait...how does that work? Does UCL have a policy to allow every London uni to join it's societies? This is the first time I've heard about this, so I'm kinda curious.

    (Original post by Boy_wonder_95)
    Lol even I'm part of the UCL Finance Society and I don't attend a uni in London :lol:
    Yes, indeed!
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    What do you guys think of Kings College? I ****ed up by interview for UCL and got the axe and LSE is playing ****ing games!
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    (Original post by Rafael_96)
    Tell me about it lol. I'm off to watch Whiplash now
    Amazing film!
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    Amazing film!
    A great film yea, absolutely loved it. Would recommend to everyone else here!
 
 
 
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