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Yo guys,

I'm currently a mechanical engineer at uni of Birmingham and am expected to get a VERY high first, have an offer for MSc in Mathematical and Computation finance from Oxford, I love maths and would like to apply it in finance, if I take this course will it increase my chances for working at an investment banking firm as a quant? Or will my undergrad mean its impossible.

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Your background is fine. People from mathematics and engineering backgrounds usually apply for those MSc courses.
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Your background is fine. People from mathematics and engineering backgrounds usually apply for those MSc courses.
I meant for Ib quant roles, would I get rejected due to my undergrad straight away?
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I meant for Ib quant roles, would I get rejected due to my undergrad straight away?
Yeah I know man, it won't be an issue. I wouldn't worry, since a University like Oxford, they wouldn't have accepted you if they thought that you will not be able to find a relevant job afterwards.
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The more, the merrier.
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(Original post by zooloowarrier)
I meant for Ib quant roles, would I get rejected due to my undergrad straight away?
Most quant roles I've seen are PHD level, limited chance with undergrad, middling to good chances with a decent masters (sounds like yours is)
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Most quant roles I've seen are PHD level, limited chance with undergrad, middling to good chances with a decent masters (sounds like yours is)
Thanks for your reply, but will my undergrad still prevent me from entering the industry?
I got A*A*AA at a-levels
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get good at programming
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get good at programming
I'd say I'm pretty experienced with Java/Python/C++/Matlab and after doing mech eng probably a god at excel.
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