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    (Original post by nishadpotdar)
    This is what a current IBer (if I may call him) told me:
    "One thing to note is that when you do an internship (or go to an interview for an internship), you will generally see alot more people from LSE than UCL. For this reason most people automatically assume that LSE must be a better university and superior over UCL. However the reason is more to do with simple statistics rather than how good the university is. LSE is a specialist university and as such alot of their courses are related to finance and have finance modules within them. The majority of people who go to LSE have gone there because they know they want to go into investment banking, and as a result the number of applications for internships by students from LSE is MUCH HIGHER than that of UCL. It's only mainly people studying economics/maths in UCL that are interested in investment banking, whereas in LSE you have finance/accounting/economics/econometrics/maths/business statistics etc... and as a result there are automatically alot more applicants from the LSE, which explains why you may see more students from LSE in investment banks as opposed to UCL. So overall you're not at a disadvantage at all by picking UCL, but one thing you need to remember is that the university will only get you an interview at most".
    Dude, I totally agree with you on this!
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    (Original post by nishadpotdar)
    Well, you're in a fantastic position! I am not as fortunate (i.e. I only have an offer from UCL). Most LSE/UCL BSc Economics grads I have contacted told me that both are wonderful places to study econ. The gap between the two has become all-the-more narrower in recent times. LSE is a household name all over the world. But for IB, both UCL and LSE should be fine

    This is what a current IBer (if I may call him) told me:
    "One thing to note is that when you do an internship (or go to an interview for an internship), you will generally see alot more people from LSE than UCL. For this reason most people automatically assume that LSE must be a better university and superior over UCL. However the reason is more to do with simple statistics rather than how good the university is. LSE is a specialist university and as such alot of their courses are related to finance and have finance modules within them. The majority of people who go to LSE have gone there because they know they want to go into investment banking, and as a result the number of applications for internships by students from LSE is MUCH HIGHER than that of UCL. It's only mainly people studying economics/maths in UCL that are interested in investment banking, whereas in LSE you have finance/accounting/economics/econometrics/maths/business statistics etc... and as a result there are automatically alot more applicants from the LSE, which explains why you may see more students from LSE in investment banks as opposed to UCL. So overall you're not at a disadvantage at all by picking UCL, but one thing you need to remember is that the university will only get you an interview at most".
    good post.
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    I don't think employment prospects will differ too much (both are great unis), I think choose more on which course/uni you prefer, the courses are quite different frankly.
 
 
 

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