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    (Original post by emac1987)
    Yea, that proverb is very true. Well after Imperial I still had a hard time finding a job that's why I said I wish I went to a French BS instead cos they would have provided me with an internship and since I had no previous banking experience then, this would have been very valuable to me. Got a job now so not considering to do another masters, one is enough! I do see ur point about French schools only being good for France tho but being french this wouldnt have been such a problem for me lol.

    well i do hope u get an offer from imperial, I loved the course there. Found it very practical and challenging. Have u already sent ur application?
    huh? you have to find it yourself and there is no guarantee you'll get one.
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    (Original post by Borisvian)
    Ok i get your point, but is not the only one..you have also EDUNIVERSAL ranking which is most serious and merely for business schools.
    Since i will start an Msc finance in next September, even if i have warwick acceptance, i will choose Imperial for personal reasons (my friends are in London and is easiest to reach from overseas : Paris...etc) but i still believe that academically Imperial and Warwick are peers. I'm not against Imperial.
    In France, Warwick has better reputation than Imperial...i know that Imperial exists since i started to look after Msc finance for pursuing my PG studies...before that, for me Warwick business school with LSE (and of course OXBRIDGE) were the best schools/universities for business in UK. In france, Warwick business school is synonym of excellence. In my former university in Canada, only the best of the best went in exchange to Warwick business school
    It is the less respected one...

    (Original post by Borisvian)
    I was talking of course about "mastere spécialisé" so i guess that you know what i mean...for these kind of master you need the three golden letters H.E.C...
    I send my application and am still waiting for the result, but what is the cut-off in term of GPA (above a GPA 3.5 is it enough), i'm wondering if the fact that i have The whole FRM levels (L1 and L2) + CFA L1 and L2 + CAIA L1 and L2 could foster my application...
    so "croisons les doigts" but what is your background, typically people from france who did imperial came from engineering schools
    It is mainly the "Grande Ecole" track which is well-regarded in HEC.
    When it comes to masters, a MSc in a renowned foreign universities is preferable (when you can afford it!)
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    I lived in France and i have a couple of french friends who never heard about imperial but we all knew Warwick business school...maybe it's just a coincidence,
    I meant that a mastere specialisé is not highly regarded in france even from em lyon, escp, essec, the only one that is worthwhile is at HEC cause you have the brand name HEC...With HEC in france even with a mastere spécialisé you are above every single school/university...I agree that grande école is the best but only in schools like HEC, ESCP, ESSEC, EMLYON (not at Esc la rochelle lol)...cause you have to follow a hard process prepa and so on
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    (Original post by Theophile)
    It is the less respected one...



    It is mainly the "Grande Ecole" track which is well-regarded in HEC.
    When it comes to masters, a MSc in a renowned foreign universities is preferable (when you can afford it!)
    What about Toulouse? does it have a finance program? I know its economics department is extremely strong... one of the best in the world.
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    (Original post by Tarutaru)
    What about Toulouse? does it have a finance program? I know its economics department is extremely strong... one of the best in the world.
    Not sure,in France Toulouse BS it's not a target school it's slightly on average, for Finance you have Dauphine (Master 222 asset management), La Sorbonne (M2 de boissieu), Science po Paris (master finance et stratégie) and the more quantitative ones (Elkaraoui, Laure ellie, MASEF Dauphine...).
    the top 3 of french BS namely (in order) : HEC.....ESSEC-ESCP are also well regarded.

    If you want to study in France , the most widely and well established schools are :

    HEC, ESCP, ESSEC. EM LYON, DAUPHINE, SCIENCE PO PARIS...if you have these schools in your CV (Plus the niche masters that i named above), you could be confident about your job prospects ...
    Strong or not strong department, that's the french system, you need a "Parisienne" school...even if i think that "les mastere specialisés" are cash cows given the fact that the principle who drive high education in france is universality and wide access to it
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    (Original post by Borisvian)
    Not sure,in France Toulouse BS it's not a target school it's slightly on average, for Finance you have Dauphine (Master 222 asset management), La Sorbonne (M2 de boissieu), Science po Paris (master finance et stratégie) and the more quantitative ones (Elkaraoui, Laure ellie, MASEF Dauphine...).
    the top 3 of french BS namely (in order) : HEC.....ESSEC-ESCP are also well regarded.

    If you want to study in France , the most widely and well established schools are :

    HEC, ESCP, ESSEC. EM LYON, DAUPHINE, SCIENCE PO PARIS...if you have these schools in your CV (Plus the niche masters that i named above), you could be confident about your job prospects ...
    Strong or not strong department, that's the french system, you need a "Parisienne" school...even if i think that "les mastere specialisés" are cash cows given the fact that the principle who drive high education in france is universality and wide access to it
    I am not interested in finance but I am seriously considering wether to go to Toulouse for my phd Economics as it is extremely strong (top 10 in the world) and very cheap
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    Ok as you want to do a Phd in Economics in France , here is the list of schools universities that i advice you , they are also cheap and strongest than Toulouse :

    ENSAE (Ecole nationale des statistiques appliqués à l'économie)
    ENS cachan
    La Sorbonne
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    (Original post by Borisvian)
    Ok as you want to do a Phd in Economics in France , here is the list of schools universities that i advice you , they are also cheap and strongest than Toulouse :

    ENSAE (Ecole nationale des statistiques appliqués à l'économie)
    ENS cachan
    La Sorbonne
    NO! Toulouse School of Economcis is the strongest economic department in continental Europe, on par with Oxford, LSE and UCL. In particular, Toulouse is the among the very best (top 2 in the world) in information economics, and as good as UCL in industrial organization, microeconometrics, and game theories. Although its macro related fields are not as good as Oxford and LSE, they are slightly better than Warwick and Cambridge and a lot better than UCL.

    And one thing which I am not so satisfied with Toulouse is that like UCL, Toulouse has very little research in political economy
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    Look to this ranking ENS is better
    http://whichuniversitybest.blogspot....-in-world.html
    i know very well france since i did my preparatory classes there and i have a french baccalaureate...i did all my studies in french schools...i grew up in paris...for us in France Ecole Normale Supérieur ( cachan or ULM) is the best of the best...believe me or not..it's your choice..all the best professor and researcher come from ENS cachan
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    Just to come back to the root subject of this post with additional stats :


    Application enrolled

    Warwick Msc finance 2323 (application) 91 (enrolled) 3,9%

    LSE Msc accounting and finance 1056 (application) 174 (enrolled) 16,47%

    LSE Msc finance 2346 (application) 64 (enrolled) 2,7%

    Imperial Msc finance 1100(application) 176(enrolled) 16%

    Manchester Msc finance 1005(application) 82 (enrolled) 8,15 %


    From this list it seems that the most selective one are Warwick and LSE Msc finance

    LSE accounting and finance is the less selective from the programs named above

    Those figures not gives us the number of people who received the offer

    I think that Imperial suffers from the fact that it's very expensive almost 28000

    The competition for Warwick and LSE Msc finance is really fierce

    Sources : http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate...fulltime).aspx
    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate...ndFinance.aspx
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-...es/msc-finance
    http://www.mbs.ac.uk/specialist/Land...s/finance.html
    For warwick the source is on the top of this post
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    LOL I didn't realise so many people get accounting and finance..... the more I think about it I think a maths masters will be better....
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    (Original post by Borisvian)
    Just to come back to the root subject of this post with additional stats :


    Application enrolled

    Warwick Msc finance 2323 (application) 91 (enrolled) 3,9%

    LSE Msc accounting and finance 1056 (application) 174 (enrolled) 16,47%

    LSE Msc finance 2346 (application) 64 (enrolled) 2,7%

    Imperial Msc finance 1100(application) 176(enrolled) 16%

    Manchester Msc finance 1005(application) 82 (enrolled) 8,15 %


    From this list it seems that the most selective one are Warwick and LSE Msc finance

    LSE accounting and finance is the less selective from the programs named above

    Those figures not gives us the number of people who received the offer

    I think that Imperial suffers from the fact that it's very expensive almost 28000

    The competition for Warwick and LSE Msc finance is really fierce

    Sources : http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate...fulltime).aspx
    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/graduate...ndFinance.aspx
    http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-...es/msc-finance
    http://www.mbs.ac.uk/specialist/Land...s/finance.html
    For warwick the source is on the top of this post
    Great post! do you have the actual number of admits for these schools instead of places? We can compute for the acceptance rate if we have the number of admits for those schools.

    And, if you can, please post the tuition fees for each program. Thanks!
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    Where exactly did you find the number of applicants or any rate on the Imperial website.

    Just curious ?
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    Why is Warwick's acceptance rate so low.

    I can understand Imperials being high due to 27500 fees and london maintenance costs. But LSE Accounting and finance still has a very high acceptance rate in comparison.
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    I think the audience is just different. A large proportion within pure Msc Finance Masters are Economics students who really want to focus on Finance and Math Students who feel, that they require some better financial understanding. Those tend to dislike Accounting, and often even view them as "lesser" degrees, because it is less technical.

    Accounting and Finance degrees are however more often taken by Business Students. However Management Masters (who offer a good amount of Accounting and Finance lectures as well) may take away some good amount of students who might be interested in Accounting and Finance.

    So in all what I want to say is you can't compare quite different programs. Many Students (believe it or not) actually care about the curriculum and they do not just care about the brand name. Brand is not so important in those cases anyway. I highly doubt that LSE Accounting and Finance brand will give you any edge above Warwick Msc Finance students. (I also dont think that LSE Msc Finance will give you much of an edge either... both are good enough. Other factors are far more important)
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    (Original post by eco510)
    I think the audience is just different. A large proportion within pure Msc Finance Masters are Economics students who really want to focus on Finance and Math Students who feel, that they require some better financial understanding. Those tend to dislike Accounting, and often even view them as "lesser" degrees, because it is less technical.

    Accounting and Finance degrees are however more often taken by Business Students. However Management Masters (who offer a good amount of Accounting and Finance lectures as well) may take away some good amount of students who might be interested in Accounting and Finance.

    So in all what I want to say is you can't compare quite different programs. Many Students (believe it or not) actually care about the curriculum and they do not just care about the brand name. Brand is not so important in those cases anyway. I highly doubt that LSE Accounting and Finance brand will give you any edge above Warwick Msc Finance students. (I also dont think that LSE Msc Finance will give you much of an edge either... both are good enough. Other factors are far more important)
    Brand matters. Also the people saying LSE Accounting and Finance is easier to get into than warwick/imperial are deluded. LSE always attracts higher quality applicants evident by its glowing alumni who are successful around the world. Also look at the finance/business societies - they are a LOT better than any imperial/warwick society. They have trips to Hong Kong for example where every single big bulge bracket bank attends and other trips to Dubai/China which is attended by the likes of Bain etc. You simply cannot compare LSE's alumni to Warwick's and others.
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    the LSE Msc accounting and finance is just a joke and the figure proves that, it receives just 1056 APPLICATION, while Warwick Msc finance receives 3323 APPLICATIONS....1056 is very very poor...every BB has its owm preference sthey pick a bit from every school : Imperial, Warwick, LSE, Manchester....
    you turned our discussion into a teenagers debate we are enough mature to know that the BB have a core group of target universities namely LBS/Oxford/ Cambridge/Imperial/Warwick/LSE. The most important factor is your personnality, oftenly you find in BB guys from backgrounds that have anything to do with Finance. Unless your parents are millionaires, 20,500 bucket for Warwick or 27,500 for Imperial is a lot of money...we have to expect at leat a decent job after that with a salary which compensate those fees...
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    (Original post by Borisvian)
    the LSE Msc accounting and finance is just a joke and the figure proves that, it receives just 1056 APPLICATION, while Warwick Msc finance receives 3323 APPLICATIONS....1056 is very very poor...every BB has its owm preference sthey pick a bit from every school : Imperial, Warwick, LSE, Manchester....
    you turned our discussion into a teenagers debate we are enough mature to know that the BB have a core group of target universities namely LBS/Oxford/ Cambridge/Imperial/Warwick/LSE. The most important factor is your personnality, oftenly you find in BB guys from backgrounds that have anything to do with Finance.
    You're a joke.

    The LSE AIC been been running long before the inception of the MSc Finance course.

    More than 95% of the ibankers from LSE that studied a finance based degree studied Accounting and Finance. The MS Finance has only produced some 120-160 graduates in the past few years.

    Do you think Bain/GS/BCG etc only visit LSE around the whole world because of MS Finance only? Don't think so.

    Can you support your arguments with facts that MS Finance from Warwick is better than any LSE Acc/Fin?

    Are you telling me that Warwick/Imperial attract the next best cohort of applicants after the 40-50 odd students that get onto the Finance programme at LSE? Haha.
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    Hey guys,

    Just got off the phone with a recruiter I had an interview with (not BB). I did ask the Q between Warwick and Imperial MSc Finance. Basically she said go with whatever course you want because both places are held in the highest regard. She said it would depend on where you want to focus your career but choose on the basis of course.
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    You're a joke.

    The LSE AIC been been running long before the inception of the MSc Finance course.

    More than 95% of the ibankers from LSE that studied a finance based degree studied Accounting and Finance. The MS Finance has only produced some 120-160 graduates in the past few years.

    Do you think Bain/GS/BCG etc only visit LSE around the whole world because of MS Finance only? Don't think so.

    Can you support your arguments with facts that MS Finance from Warwick is better than any LSE Acc/Fin?

    Are you telling me that Warwick/Imperial attract the next best cohort of applicants after the 40-50 odd students that get onto the Finance programme at LSE? Haha.
    The LSE finance programme, from a lot (and i mean a lot) of research I've done, is mainly geared toward forgeign applicants (non UK) with a (not stated) but almost mandatory requirement for the GMAT. There are a lot of UK students who will not take the GMAT due to time constraints and money (mainly time) and so will not get into LSE purely because of that fact.

    I have purely not applied for the A&F course (which requires no GMAT) because I just dont like the accounting modules I took at Uni, and so would not like half my masters to be based on that.

    I imagine a large number of applicants who apply for an MSc in Finance will be turned off cos of the Accounting in the A&F programme.

    I possibly may apply to the A&F programme, but that will purely because of the name LSE, not because of the course it offers. If I had to choose one course for my future career based purley on the course it would be the Mathematicla Trading and Finance programme at Cass. But because of the way universities are looked at, I didnt even think about Cass with my offer.
 
 
 
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