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Hi, I've received offers from both Manchester Business School and UCL.


For Manchester it's an MSc in Quantitative Finance: Financial Engineering(FE) and for UCL its an MSc in MSc Financial Computing (FC).


My undergraduate is BA Finance, Accounting and Management.


I have set several criteria for my decision,
1. Branding. (My undergraduate university is not such famous, I hope to have a better branding)
2. Course. (I hope to learning something so that I can make competitive advantages for my later life)
3. Career. (I wish to get a job in UK, at least to get some experience.)
4. Friends. (I treasures my friends resources
and hope to establish a good network)
5. Cost. (Like an investment, I will take my tuiation into account)


See basic information as below


The main issue is the course. FE is more like financial modelling whereas FC is more for programming. If I choose FE, its has an advantage to deepen my knowledge on finance. The course is also attractive as it combines the resources from both MBS and School of Math. The number of students is only 23, leading to good quality.


On the other, if FC is chosen, I will nearly change my area to computer, which i am not quite familiar. I like computer science. But I am not sure I would enjoy a career in IT Dept of invest banks (anyone knows what's the job is like?). Also, I have to compete with those who studied CS during their undergraduate. A one-year programme may not sufficient. It's exciting for me to discover a new area. But I may lose the chance to professionalized my finance area.



Which one is better to take? Could you also suggest some career path is I take that one?


Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Hi! I got an offer from Alliance MBS, and it is also an MSc in quantitative finance. So I am curious about which program you have chosen, and what do you think of the program if you have done that? Thank you!
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I would advise you to go for a FE program as it can help you to join positions such as Quant Researcher. If you go for FC, you are more likely to be stuck in a IT position.
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I decided to go to Manchester in MSc quantitative finance in this September. can you give me some study material any course like ppt for me to review! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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(Original post by Ivy0000)
I decided to go to Manchester in MSc quantitative finance in this September. can you give me some study material any course like ppt for me to review! Any help will be greatly appreciated!
May I ask what university you studied your undergraduate degree at? Finance, accounting and management at undergrad doesn't sound too quant heavy where QF and FE at masters does, just wondered how you got a place (not in a mean way, just curious).
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