So I got through the MSc. in Financial Economics programme at the University of Oxford, and I have also applied to the MSc. in Finance and Economics programme at the London School of Economics, although I'm still waiting to hear back from LSE.
Both courses have similar course structure and curriculum (from what I could tell), and let's avoid factoring in the cost differences. That is, I just want to compare the two courses purely in terms of the academic ranking, reputation with future employers, and recruitment guidance and opportunities, especially for careers in front-end investment banking roles.
Also, does being closer to the financial district (as LSE is) really help one's career prospects in the initial stages, as opposed to studying and living in Oxford?
I'd really appreciate any inputs/experiences that you guys could share.
Thanks a lot!
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LSE vs. Oxford MFE watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-11-2013 09:45
(Original post by vkb)
- 22-11-2013 11:14
That is, I just want to compare the two courses purely in terms of the academic ranking, reputation with future employers, and recruitment guidance and opportunities, especially for careers in front-end investment banking roles.
To be honest they are very similar although LSE probably comes out on top. I really think you should consider costs and living, the big difference is the university experience and I'd advice consideration in addition to career prospects...
- 22-11-2013 11:24
I know someone who's done the Oxford MFE. It sounds like graduates have absolutely no problem finding jobs.