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    any of you guys who got an offer heard anything from the gates scholarship? (if you applied??)
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    Hey guys,

    I received my conditional offer as well!
    It says I need to attend the pre-sessional course in September.
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    Hey,

    Also got a cond. offer. I need to achieve a first equivalent (Switzerland)
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    (Original post by casusa)
    Congratulations I saw your strong profile on another thread and that you allready have quite a few offers, do you know which one you are going to choose?
    At the moment I only hold an offer from Imperial for Investment and Wealth Management because they rejected me for M.Sc Finance and so did LSE. I let the Warwick offer pass beyond the deposit deadline so I'm definitely accepting the Cambridge offer.
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    Thanks! I applied in December.

    I am also very interested in LSE MSc Finance and Eco (I have an offer). I dont know which one to choose.. Any recommendation?
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    (Original post by spritch)
    Thanks! I applied in December.

    I am also very interested in LSE MSc Finance and Eco (I have an offer). I dont know which one to choose.. Any recommendation?
    I have an offer for lse as well. It depends on what you want to do: LSE is much better for the economics side, but if you take all the quant options, the Finance Mphil is more mathematical.

    I want to do an economics or finance phd so will probably go to LSE even if it is more expensive.

    If you want to get a job in the city I think both will be fine (and you will have to apply before you even start, so the contents of the master really make little difference )
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    Thanks for the advice! After, I want to do a finance phd (if I get a first) or otherwise work as quant. analyst in a bank/ insurance.

    Both programs have very interesting courses. Hard choice..

    My background:
    - Bachelor in Economics, University of St. Gallen (5.75/6.00)
    - Currently working as a research assistant + 1 internship in an insurance company
    - GRE 160 169 3.5

    I did not apply to the MPhil F&E because of my low score, 3.5 , in the analytic part of the GRE..
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    (Original post by spritch)
    Thanks for the advice! After, I want to do a finance phd (if I get a first) or otherwise work as quant. analyst in a bank/ insurance.

    Both programs have very interesting courses. Hard choice..

    My background:
    - Bachelor in Economics, University of St. Gallen (5.75/6.00)
    - Currently working as a research assistant + 1 internship in an insurance company
    - GRE 160 169 3.5

    I did not apply to the MPhil F&E because of my low score, 3.5 , in the analytic part of the GRE..
    Around when did you apply?
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    I really didn't get why they don't inform the people that they are on hold like I have heard from other people they do in the the MPhil F&E program.
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    (Original post by makesure)
    I really didn't get why they don't inform the people that they are on hold like I have heard from other people they do in the the MPhil F&E program.
    cant agree more
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    (Original post by spritch)
    Thanks for the advice! After, I want to do a finance phd (if I get a first) or otherwise work as quant. analyst in a bank/ insurance.

    Both programs have very interesting courses. Hard choice..

    My background:
    - Bachelor in Economics, University of St. Gallen (5.75/6.00)
    - Currently working as a research assistant + 1 internship in an insurance company
    - GRE 160 169 3.5

    I did not apply to the MPhil F&E because of my low score, 3.5 , in the analytic part of the GRE..
    Research assistant with a professor? in what field?

    for quant work I think the mphil is better in terms of courses

    but really you need a lot of maths, it is hard to acquire that + programming skills in 1 year, and you will have interviews before december...there are a lot of maths phds struggling to get quant positions... I wouldn't count on getting one good position.

    If you are sure you want to stay in finance for phd (instead of economics) then I would say go for the cambridge mphil, especially if you want to stay in the UK.
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    (Original post by astroturf)
    Research assistant with a professor? in what field?

    for quant work I think the mphil is better in terms of courses

    but really you need a lot of maths, it is hard to acquire that + programming skills in 1 year, and you will have interviews before december...there are a lot of maths phds struggling to get quant positions... I wouldn't count on getting one good position.

    If you are sure you want to stay in finance for phd (instead of economics) then I would say go for the cambridge mphil, especially if you want to stay in the UK.
    Thanks for your comments! Very helpful. I didn't know the competition was that high for quant. positions. I have some knowledge in C/C++ but maybe not enough experience because I usually code with Matlab or R.

    Yes I work for a professor, in the faculty of mathematics and statistics. I do mainly research on variance risk premia.
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    (Original post by spritch)
    Thanks for your comments! Very helpful. I didn't know the competition was that high for quant. positions. I have some knowledge in C/C++ but maybe not enough experience because I usually code with Matlab or R.

    Yes I work for a professor, in the faculty of mathematics and statistics. I do mainly research on variance risk premia.
    Well, if you have some experience with Stochastic calculus already then maybe you could have a shot at quant positions.
    The RA position will definitely help with PhDs though!

    just one final comment: from my limited experience with quant recruiting (I interviewed with 2 of the big american banks, think GS/MS/JPM and know some people who ended up working there) the Judge business school doesn't have a very good reputation (then again, it might just be true for my data points) on the other hand Part III of the maths Tripos is considered the golden standard when it comes to masters. I would recommend trying to take as many maths modules as possible if you end up in cambridge, and stressing the fact you are doing so in your applications!!
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    I got accepted by JBS a few days ago, for a different MPhil though. For my course, the application deadline was Feb 15, I got accepted 3 days after that. I think - with few exceptions - JBS usually waits until after the deadline (if it is in Feb/Mar) to give out offers. Good luck to everyone anyway, hopefully see you there in the fall

    Edit: OK, I'm taking that theory back, just read the rest of the thread and saw that there were plenty of offers coming in before the 1st of March
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    (Original post by astroturf)
    just one final comment: from my limited experience with quant recruiting (I interviewed with 2 of the big american banks, think GS/MS/JPM and know some people who ended up working there) the Judge business school doesn't have a very good reputation (then again, it might just be true for my data points) on the other hand Part III of the maths Tripos is considered the golden standard when it comes to masters. I would recommend trying to take as many maths modules as possible if you end up in cambridge, and stressing the fact you are doing so in your applications!!
    Do you mean that JBS has a bad reputation in general in the private sector or are you just referring to quant positions?
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    (Original post by catharina91)
    Do you mean that JBS has a bad reputation in general in the private sector or are you just referring to quant positions?
    the only experience I have is with top investment banks and quant / trading positions!
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    Anyone know if you can submit the application before the deadline, and wait until after the deadline to send off the academic references?

    Also, what does it mean "will you be employed 40% by the University?" (or along those lines)
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    (Original post by catharina91)
    I got accepted by JBS a few days ago, for a different MPhil though. For my course, the application deadline was Feb 15, I got accepted 3 days after that. I think - with few exceptions - JBS usually waits until after the deadline (if it is in Feb/Mar) to give out offers. Good luck to everyone anyway, hopefully see you there in the fall

    Edit: OK, I'm taking that theory back, just read the rest of the thread and saw that there were plenty of offers coming in before the 1st of March
    When did you send your application off?
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    (Original post by f1 boss)
    When did you send your application off?
    December 1st!

    I was interviewed the last week of January, accepted 2 weeks later.
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