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For finance.
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For finance.
Well sort of both, you have to go to a good uni to get into finance but you may struggle if you have a degree in music for example
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Uni, courses don't really matter at all for finance. They only recruit from specific unis so would be silly to choose otherwise if that's what you want.
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Uni, courses don't really matter at all for finance. They only recruit from specific unis so would be silly to choose otherwise if that's what you want.
would unis like durham, notts and UEA be ok?
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would unis like durham, notts and UEA be ok?
Never heard of UEA for finance but Durham definitely. Good unis for finance - Warwick, KCL, UCL, LSE, Camb and Durham.
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For you- the course.
For a sense of prestige and the opportunity to be prepared for your career- the university

But the latter can be nullified by you working hard and being pro-active.
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The course.
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The course
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Uni, courses don't really matter at all for finance. They only recruit from specific unis so would be silly to choose otherwise if that's what you want.
Please provide the evidence for this assumption.
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League Tables do not tell you anything about the suitability of any course for an individual applicant - and they are definitely not a bright way to choose a University.
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it depends. if you want to get into investment banking you ought to go to a target or atleast a 'semi-target' university. if you want to get into a quantitative role at a bank you should be doing a STEM subject.
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They both matter. The only situation where the uni matters more is for investment banking since IBs feel the need to target graduates from certain arbitrary universities (the likes of UCL/Warwick) over having a preference for graduates that went to a uni that's highly prestigious for the course they did.
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Please provide the evidence for this assumption.
Based on the fact that they actively recruit there compared with universities like London Met who are not visited once.

For example LSE have banks visiting every week or so compared with lower tier universities where they do not visit as much or at all.
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what unis are those?
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what unis are those?
from http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Investment_Banking
'Along with Oxbridge, Imperial and LSE are universities such as UCL and Warwick (though this only applies to Warwick's Economics and Maths departments). UCL and Warwick are the remaining members of the G5, and are also top Universities to break into the profession from.After the G5:
  • Cass Business School (London)
  • Durham/Edinburgh/Nottingham/Strathclyde/Manchester/Bath
  • King’s/York/St Andrews
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This TSR article is simply one person's opinion. It is not 'fact'.

You will hear the same sort of thing about Law and 'which Uni', and most of that is utter bunkum as well.

Whilst there is a concentration of grads from certain Unis in these professions, it is NOT exclusive, and it is as much to do with this sort of assumption as anything factual (ie. 'there is no point in me applying there, they only take people from ABC Uni', which becomes therefore becomes self confirming.) Just because there is a concentration of X grads does not in itself mean this is a prerequisite - just that more of those people were appointed (frequently because they are more self-confident or have the assumption they will succeed as a result of their more privileged background).

Companies like Deloitte are now assessing applications 'Uni blind' - ie.without knowing the name of the Uni, so its entirely on your own ability, qualities and determination than some old boy network : http://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/pages...cruitment.html
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Well the Uni... Your welcome
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