Which MSc is better to break into the Investment Banking industry:
-MSc Investment Management/Banking and International Finance from CASS
or MSc Organisational and Social Psychology from LSE
I cannot get into this industry the normal way and am aiming for a BB MO or BO role.
I have 8A*s 2 As at GCSE, ABB at A-Level and 2:1 in Biomedicine from University of Liverpool. I have 5 months worth of postgraduate work experience as an Account Executive in a pharmaceutical advertising agency in Mayfair, but have no experience related to Investment Banking at all. I have been applying for internships and BO roles but getting rejected. I figured doing an MSc is my best bet so I can (a) gain networking opportunities (b) and either get a brand name on my CV (i.e. LSE) or gain relevant financial knowlege (i.e. CASS)
Which would be better for my situation, doing a finance-related MSc at Cass or doing a non-related MSc at LSE? Really I think I need a brand name, proven financial knowledge and networking opps. but will have to sacrifice one of these depending on whether I pick CASS or LSE
what would you do?
Also, honestly I would prefer to get in via networking but don't know how to do it without going back to uni to do an MSc. I am unemployed at the moment and am living in an Emmerdale-like village far away from the City. I can't find anything in Google about how to IB network in this country. Does anyone know how you do it without being at uni? thnx
MSc Investment Management/Banking & Int. Fin from Cass vs MSc Psychology from LSE? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-03-2011 01:17
- 25-03-2011 01:44
There are always ways to network with people outside university. One good way is to join LSE public events and there are many other events open to public where you can interact with important people from IB industry. I once met an investment banker at a conference where they were discussing intellectual property rights. Networking, sure there is plenty of opportunity. One additional thing that you might have already considered is getting your application reviewed from someone in the industry could be your friends, mentors and sometimes teachers at university.
Regarding your choice for M.Sc. all i can say is that it depends on your interests. If you are least interested in Organisational and Social Psychology, you will probably go through a terrible period of time at LSE with no apparent guarantee that you will make into IB industry anyway. If I had similar interests as yours, I would have chosen a relevant education over brand. I wish you all the best!!