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    Hi all,

    I have offers from these schools and have a really tough choice to make. Which degree you think would be best in terms of job prospects, reputation and course content in general.

    I have a feeling that LBS is the best, but its also twice as expensive as others. Perhaps LSE is almost as good for a lower price? Also average age of LBS students is 30, while I will be 24, so I'm a bit cautious. Should I go for LBS despite all of this?

    Thanks for all comments on this one.
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    To tell the truth all the above courses will put you in good stead for employment and will all have excellent job prospects. You need to make a decision as to whether you want to do:

    1) Accounting: in which case choose LSE
    2) Economics: in which case choose Oxford-Said
    3) Finance: in which case choose LBS

    I personally dont know of any rankings as such that link all these business schools, however there are many MBA rankings which include many of the above schools (have a look at http://www.mbainfo.com/rankings.html )

    Having looked at the many rankings in the MBA website, the overall rankings look something like this:

    1) LBS
    2) Warwick
    3) Oxford
    4) Imperial
    5) LSE - not sure about this as only two rankings included LSE, which is surprising as I didnt think LSE did an MBA.

    In terms of course content and price ranges, that is something you will need to figure out for yourself and decide which suits you most. However since all the above courses are very good and from top universities, I doubt you can really make a wrong decision anyways
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    The MBA rankings of those schools mean nothing since you're doing MSc Finance. And if you were doing an MBA, the best school on that list by far is LBS, the others are not even close.

    Ranking them according to job prospects for the MSc I'd say:

    LBS
    Oxford
    Imperial
    LSE/Warwick

    And some companies would consider LSE & Warwick to be on the same level as Imperial, it depends where you're interviewing. They're all really great schools.

    However, if you're planning on ever working outside the UK, I would advise against Warwick since it doesn't have as good a reputation internationally compared to the other schools on your list.
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    If you re-read my post I only gave the MBA rankings as they are the only rankings I know that link all the business schools that were mentioned in the list. The MBA rankings also give an indication of the international reputation of the specified business schools, however I do concur that the rankings are not related to the Finance courses.

    Also I would not say that Warwick has a lesser international reputation than Imperial (Tanaka Business School) in fact I would say the reverse. Warwick is a very well established and well known business school, and I would not say that it has any lesser a reputation than the Tanaka Business School.

    Personally I think that you need to make your decison based on your preference of the course content as well as what you feel is more affordable, rather than base your decision purely on reputation as all the above business schools are very well known and reputable.
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    wow...offers from all..congrats....
    look both the oxford course and warwick course are new...first year they have been introduced....so u shud consider that...
    i have an offer from oxford financial economics and warwick msc economics and finance...i'm choosing oxford most prob....i need some help deciding b/w these 2 as well...what do u guys think??

    i wud say either lse or oxford...they have the best reputation. What i'm thinking is that since its the first year at oxford they'll make the extra effort to place every1 to get the reputation of the course higher...
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    Oxford over Warwick, definitely. Since they're both new programs, it's better to bank on the cache you get with any Oxbridge degree, it's still worth alot, especially outside the UK where it still holds alot of glamour.

    And for the record, I'm not trying to totally trash on Warwick, I'm just saying that among these five great schools, I think Warwick comes out on the bottom.
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    Said, without a doubt.
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    As far as I'm concerned LBS...
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    LBS is not the best - I would put City above LBS!

    Just because LBS is a US thang, doesn't make it the best...
 
 
 
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