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    Would a Bsc (from Surrey) be desirable to get me onto the investment banking scene?

    Would a Bsc in financial mathematics be any more desirable as I do have the opportunity to swap courses?
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    Either degree is fine; the bigger issue is that you're coming from a non-target university.
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    I'd advise you to pursue whichever you feel more confident with, but pure maths would perhaps be a better idea as it'd leave more doors open

    Target uni's don't matter decisively to all IB's btw - Oxbridge/top London colleges pump out their fair share of useless squirts

    Just make sure you do well in your degree and build in relevant experience wherever possible (starting now)
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    (Original post by Foo.mp3)
    I'd advise you to pursue whichever you feel more confident with, but pure maths would perhaps be a better idea as it'd leave more doors open

    Target uni's don't matter to all IB's btw - Oxbridge/top London colleges pump out their fair share of useless squirts

    Just make sure you do well in your degree and build in relevant experience wherever possible (starting now)

    WTF are you smoking ?
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    Yeah it should be fine, also hear ops is hiring.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    WTF are you smoking?
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    A maths degree will look much better than a financial maths degree.
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    The lower the pecking order of the uni the more 'specialised' the degree needs to be, whatever that means, since a quants degree is only useful for trading, research or risk quant roles.

    If you can add and subtract then you have enough quant ability for IB.
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    I Was talking to a recruitment guy few weeks ago and I asked him whether they prefer a pure mathematics graduate(I am going to do pure maths,btw) ?
    He told me with a smile that, they have computers to do maths stuff...the degree is just a stepping stone! As long as you are passionate about IB you will go a long way...if money motivates you then IB is not for you regardless of the university you went and the course you did....
 
 
 
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