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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    Probably too late now, he would have had to spent this summer volunteering in roles that show he can care for people and actually wants to study medicine

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    Yeah, and my A-levels are very much not suited for it (no Bio or Chem). And, indeed, I don't see myself enjoying my life as much as I would be doing a maths-y degree. And yep, I'm aware of how much work experience and volunteering you've got to do to to get into medical school etc. It's never too late however. I could literally do two new A-levels/start from scratch and go to medical school later, if I actually wanted to. Stupid decision though. Course I wouldn't. All I've got to do is ace next year's grades. If I do very well, I hope I can get to a a top 12 RG. If I do insanely well, I hope I can get to a target uni, so I could actually have a good chance of getting into the City... Dreams.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    I see. So what would your opinion be on an MBA from Imperial or Said/Oxford's one (I'd go for that, which is £39k, over the £60k one from LBS, which is just ridiculously expensive) versus something like a Masters from Imperial in Investment and Wealth Management, or Finance (£30k)? I don't have the money to pay £60k upfront, but saving £25-40k over 7 or so years shouldn't be impossible.

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    I would say LBS has the edge over Said/Judge, as LBS is a genuine world top 10 MBA, the other two are barely top 20. But Judge and Said are just fine if you are lucky enough to go there. Imperial's Tanaka BS is the next rung down from the above, about a world top 50 BS. The best MBA for bankers is probably Columbia BS in New York. But if you did work in investment banking, they could well fund your MBA.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Yeah, and my A-levels are very much not suited for it (no Bio or Chem). And, indeed, I don't see myself enjoying my life as much as I would be doing a maths-y degree. And yep, I'm aware of how much work experience and volunteering you've got to do to to get into medical school etc. It's never too late, however. I could literally do two new A-levels/start from scratch and go to medical school later, if I actually wanted to. Stupid decision though. Course I wouldn't. All I've got to do is ace next year's grades. If I do very well, I hope I can get to a a top 12 RG. If I do insanely well, I hope I can get to a target uni, so I could actually have a good chance of getting into the City... Dreams.
    There are a few 6-year medical and dental courses where you do A level style courses in the first year, and then transfer to the first year of a 5 year degree. Maths is very highly regarded by Medical and Dental Schools. 10 years ago a friend of mine got ABC in his A levels (A Chemistry, B Physics, C Maths) and they still let him in at Birmingham medical school. This was the exception rather than the norm.
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    (Original post by Mansun)
    I would say LBS has the edge over Said/Judge, as LBS is a genuine world top 10 MBA, the other two are barely top 20. But Judge and Said are just fine if you are lucky enough to go there. Imperial's Tanaka BS is the next rung down from the above, about a world top 50 BS. The best MBA for bankers is probably Columbia BS in New York. But if you did work in investment banking, they could well fund your MBA.
    Mmh, I may well just keep on saving till £60k. It's one of the very best MBA's out there, I know. That's my usual attitude to such things too (to keep on saving till you can get something bigger rather than blowing your cash all out)... There's the GMAT too of course. If you've saved up/can pay for it, is it 'easier' to get into an MBA programme? It's PG after all.

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Mmh, I may well just keep on saving till £60k. It's the one of the very best MBA's out there, I know. That's my usual attitude to such things too (to keep on saving till you can get something bigger rather than blowing your cash all out)... There's the GMAT too of course. If you've saved up/can pay for it, is it 'easier' to get into the MBA. It's PG after all.

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    Said and Judge are just fine. William Hague went to Said, and he went on to become Tory Party leader and Foreign Secretary. He also worked at McKinsey and Company. LBS is just a notch better. The real eyebrow raiser is Columbia BS, but you'd need a scholarship to afford it, I think the fees are like $150,000.
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    (Original post by Mansun)
    Said and Judge are just fine. William Hague went to Said, and he went on to become Tory Party leader and Foreign Secretary. He also worked at McKinsey and Company. LBS is just a notch better. The real eyebrow raiser is Columbia BS, but you'd need a scholarship to afford it, I think the fees are like $150,000.
    £90k? Honestly, that's better than I thought. I was thinking an Ivy League MBA would be £140k or so. Hell, if I saved up £90k (which I could in 3 years, 9 months if I'm saving £2000 a month, possible at £75k a year), I could get it. I could also get my dream car there and then, but that would be incredibly stupid in the long-run. If only I won even £50k in the lottery, I'd put that towards an interest-free BSc and some savings for an MBA... Anyway, if Said/Oxford is just fine, I'll still need to save £60k when you add in living costs.

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    £90k? Honestly, that's better than I thought. I was thinking an Ivy League MBA would be £140k or so. Hell, if I saved up £90k (which I could in 3 years, 9 months if I'm saving £2000 a month, possible at £75k a year), I could get it. I could also get my dream car there and then, but that would be incredibly stupid in the long-run. If only I won even £50k in the lottery, I'd put that towards an interest-free BSc and some savings for an MBA... Anyway, if Said/Oxford is just fine, I'll still need to save £60k when you add in living costs.

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    $150,000 per year is a rough guess. I haven't looked up the figures in quite a while.

    If you dream of being CEO of a top investment bank, then it has to be Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Yale etc without compromise. Otherwise Judge and Said will get you to that boardroom too, but probably not the top job.

    Bob Diamond didn't do his MBA anywhere special, but made it to the top at Barclays and Morgan Stanley. So I guess politicking and kissing up matters a lot too. Xavier Rolet (CEO of the London Stock Exchange, & ex-CEO of Lehman Brothers, France) went to Columbia BS.
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    That might be the case in one instance. The HR advisor from my previous blue chip company did her first degree at Royal Holloway, and her masters at London Met. She was posh and very good looking, and has now gone onto an even better company in a higher role, she is going places. Goes to show not everyone of this calibre is snobbish, yet has done well.
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    (Original post by Mansun)
    That might be the case in one instance. The HR advisor from my previous blue chip company did her first degree at Royal Holloway, and her masters at London Met. She was posh and very good looking, and has now gone onto an even better company in a higher role, she is going places. Goes to show not everyone of this calibre is snobbish, yet has done well.
    HR isn't an area, where a degree from a particular place can hold you back!
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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    HR isn't an area, where a degree from a particular place can hold you back!
    Still, why go to London Met when you have the ability to go somewhere tenfold better? Her big boss went to Warwick and Harvard!
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    (Original post by Mansun)
    Still, why go to London Met when you have the ability to go somewhere tenfold better? Her big boss went to Warwick and Harvard!
    London met has specialist degrees in some random stuff and they are relatively well respected.

    http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/p...ional-courses/

    You won't get these at tier 1 universities.
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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    London met has specialist degrees in some random stuff and they are relatively well respected.

    http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/courses/p...ional-courses/

    You won't get these at tier 1 universities.
    I wouldn't go there under any circumstances, but that is just me.
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    (Original post by Mansun)
    I wouldn't go there under any circumstances, but that is just me.
    Likewise, place is just scum. But those equal opportunities rubbish is what allows people into positions like that. You maybe right, like HR advisor is entry level, she may never progress. Those professional courses you have to do on your own accord in certain companies or they might pay for you to do them. But it helps having them as part of your degree.
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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    Likewise, place is just scum. But those equal opportunities rubbish is what allows people into positions like that. You maybe right, like HR advisor is entry level, she may never progress. Those professional courses you have to do on your own accord in certain companies or they might pay for you to do them. But it helps having them as part of your degree.
    She had several years of experience under her belt, as well as her degree from Royal Holloway. Plus she had a very pretty face (added bonus). Very pleasant young lady. London Met would have not harmed her CV, it would have slightly enhanced it. After doing it she progressed to HR Business Partner, which is more senior.
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    This thread is halarious!

    Personally for me from previous experiences and friends who have gone to university the 'poshest' ones have been:

    Oxford Brooke's (seriously some of the things you hear on a night out are ridiculously rah )

    Exeter.

    Leeds ( one of my flatmates wanted a live in cleaner for our house and I was also parked next to another students Aston martin).

    Obviously there are many universities out there and all have their little clichés so those are just my comments.....

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    (Original post by Mansun)
    That might be the case in one instance. The HR advisor from my previous blue chip company did her first degree at Royal Holloway, and her masters at London Met. She was posh and very good looking, and has now gone onto an even better company in a higher role, she is going places. Goes to show not everyone of this calibre is snobbish, yet has done well.
    Lmao, this post is misleading. There are so many other factors that come into play, such as contacts, or any extrodinary achievements she may have had

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    (Original post by ElChapo)
    Lmao, this post is misleading. There are so many other factors that come into play, such as contacts, or any extrodinary achievements she may have had

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    I know her, she is still in touch. She had some good experience and a degree from RH, but the London Met masters helped get her further up the ladder. Also she is very good looking, and that does help a bit for sure.
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    Well I'm stoked...

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Well I'm stoked...

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    To be frank, the more successful graduates are probably those who don't come onto forums like these and take swipes at others in a snobbish way. John Major didn't go to uni, yet he was once Prime Minister of the UK.
 
 
 
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