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    Sorry i have a question, is Kings college uni good ? Respected in terms of IB? Because lets face it, uni's are a huge percentage of employability in IB e.g, going to LSE with a good grade or Imperial is great whereas Brunel or Westminster aren't as respected. Ofc it depends on the degree but in a general term, is kings in the good category or less respected category for IB.


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    Sorry i have a question, is Kings college uni good ? Respected in terms of IB? Because lets face it, uni's are a huge percentage of employability in IB e.g, going to LSE with a good grade or Imperial is great whereas Brunel or Westminster aren't as respected. Ofc it depends on the degree but in a general term, is kings in the good category or less respected category for IB.


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    Yes, very, especially for research. The QS world rankings (which are heavily research-based) have it down as a top 20 university: http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...=false+search=

    For Investment Banking, I am not too sure. The telegraph doesn't list it as one of the top 10 in the UK for IB: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...t-banking.html

    And it isn't in the top 50 worldwide either: http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk...t-banking-job/

    However, this doesn't mean it isn't a good university at all. It is still world renowned as a top university, so going there shouldn't affect your chances too much.
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    Yes, very, especially for research. The QS world rankings (which are heavily research-based) have it down as a top 20 university: http://www.topuniversities.com/unive...=false+search=

    For Investment Banking, I am not too sure. The telegraph doesn't list it as one of the top 10 in the UK for IB: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education...t-banking.html

    And it isn't in the top 50 worldwide either: http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk...t-banking-job/

    However, this doesn't mean it isn't a good university at all. It is still world renowned as a top university, so going there shouldn't affect your chances too much.
    Your answer was incredibly informative, amazing answer thank you! What degree's would you say are good for IB? I spoke to some older friends who are into finance, banking and accounting etc. They said economics is too generic, business degree such as management or with finance is the way, or an accounting degree. What is your opinion?


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    Your answer was incredibly informative, amazing answer thank you! What degree's would you say are good for IB? I spoke to some older friends who are into finance, banking and accounting etc. They said economics is too generic, business degree such as management or with finance is the way, or an accounting degree. What is your opinion?


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    Degree doesn't really matter. You'll get trained by the bank alongside all other new starts. I'd say any 'traditional' subject at university (i.e. no Women Studies) will suffice.

    Aim to get to a target (they make up 80% of the UK grad intake for FO roles):
    Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Warwick and Imperial

    Or semi-targets (contribute the next ~16%)
    Durham, Bristol, Nottingham, Cass, Bath, KCL, Manchester etc

    It's still possible to break in from universities outside of this pool but you'll have to be quite exceptional (CV wise).




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    While I personally respect KCL and regard them highly academically, I can't say I've ever met anyone in IB from KCL. So while not really a representative sample, I have the feeling that sadly are punching way below their weight in FO IB.
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    (Original post by Foji)
    Your answer was incredibly informative, amazing answer thank you! What degree's would you say are good for IB? I spoke to some older friends who are into finance, banking and accounting etc. They said economics is too generic, business degree such as management or with finance is the way, or an accounting degree. What is your opinion?

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    A finance-related degree would be the most relevant, but a degree in mathematics or computing would get the highest salary: http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk...t-banking-job/

    For other universities, I would suggest looking at the CUG and Guardian league tables for the subject that you would prefer, with high graduate prospects and high entry standards being the priority categories.

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...ables/rankings

    http://www.theguardian.com/education...subject-tables
 
 
 
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