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    Say one does BTEC National Diploma in Business and receives highest marks (360 UCAS points), then studies at a Top 30 University and graduates with a 1st class in Accounting and Finance...and then undertakes a Msc Finance from LSE/Imperial/Oxford.

    What I am worried about is the BTEC. It may say that it is equivalent to three As at A-level, but we all know that's not the case...I didn't want to do this BTEC (my parents badly influenced me...).

    I am in second year now and will hopefully graduate with a 1st class degree, but how badly will this BTEC affect me? Should I take a year off after graduation and do three A-levels within a year before doing a Masters?

    Since I haven't taken A-levels before it should be my 'first sit'. What do you think?

    My interests lie in asset management/research...
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    I took A levels as normal, but generally employers like BTEC's more than typical TSR people would have you believe.
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    (Original post by Masih ad-Dajjal)
    I took A levels as normal, but generally employers like BTEC's more than typical TSR people would have you believe.
    This may be the case, but I am worried that people will look down on me.
    I don't think it is very respected in the finance industry...there is a reason top Universities do not accept it.
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    (Original post by Dave9520)
    This may be the case, but I am worried that people will look down on me.
    I don't think it is very respected in the finance industry...there is a reason top Universities do not accept it.
    A lot do...
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    (Original post by Masih ad-Dajjal)
    A lot do...
    Do you have any idea how it is viewed in the finance industry/Big 4 Accounting firms?
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    (Original post by Dave9520)
    Do you have any idea how it is viewed in the finance industry/Big 4 Accounting firms?
    I'm not saying this is a good thing but there is an increasing trend to remove the 18 year old qualification requirements at big 4 companies in the name of equality...
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    (Original post by iAmanze)
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    Thanks for the reply. So you are implying that if I manage to get into LSE/Imperial for a Masters I will not be auto-filtered/judged because of the BTEC?
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    (Original post by Masih ad-Dajjal)
    I took A levels as normal, but generally employers like BTEC's more than typical TSR people would have you believe.
    Not in investment banking bro, it's a pretty snobby industry when it comes to stuff like this.

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    (Original post by Dave9520)
    Say one does BTEC National Diploma in Business and receives highest marks (360 UCAS points), then studies at a Top 30 University and graduates with a 1st class in Accounting and Finance...and then undertakes a Msc Finance from LSE/Imperial/Oxford.

    What I am worried about is the BTEC. It may say that it is equivalent to three As at A-level, but we all know that's not the case...I didn't want to do this BTEC (my parents badly influenced me...).

    I am in second year now and will hopefully graduate with a 1st class degree, but how badly will this BTEC affect me? Should I take a year off after graduation and do three A-levels within a year before doing a Masters?

    Since I haven't taken A-levels before it should be my 'first sit'. What do you think?

    My interests lie in asset management/research...
    OP just apply and see what happens, no one here can say what the recruiters will do. If it doesn't work out, look at other avenues in (including getting an MFin or working somewhere else then getting an MBA) to the industry.

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    once ur at uni, nobody gives a ****.. you just hit some ucas criteria like 320 pts and you've ticked a box. ppl have quals from all over the world.
 
 
 
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