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    Ok so I have a bit of a dilemma. I have the following offers:

    Imperial: MSc in Mathematics and Finance- Conditional (2:1)
    LSE: MSc Financial Mathematics- Conditional (1st)
    Kings: MSc Financial Mathematics- Conditional (2:1)

    and I am currently still waiting to hear back from Oxford for their Mathematical and Computational Finance MSc. I should have no problem achieving the first, so that isn't a factor. I'm currently at King's studying BSc Mathematics.

    I'm thus trying to decide between LSE and Imperial, although if I receive an offer from Oxford I will go there. Unfortunately I will not hear back from Oxford before the deadline for acceptance of my Imperial offer. Therefore I need to decide between LSE and Imperial.

    I want to go be a quant, in an area like risk management, I have read that Imperial focuses heavily on the quant/computational side of things whereas LSE more on IBD. However LSE is generally thought as more prestigious and has better connections etc.

    What do people think?
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    (Original post by George1811)
    Ok so I have a bit of a dilemma. I have the following offers:

    Imperial: MSc in Mathematics and Finance- Conditional (2:1)
    LSE: MSc Financial Mathematics- Conditional (1st)
    Kings: MSc Financial Mathematics- Conditional (2:1)

    and I am currently still waiting to hear back from Oxford for their Mathematical and Computational Finance MSc. I should have no problem achieving the first, so that isn't a factor.

    I'm thus trying to decide between LSE and Imperial, although if I receive an offer from Oxford I will go there. Unfortunately I will not hear back from Oxford before the deadline for acceptance of my Imperial offer. Therefore I need to decide between LSE and Imperial.

    I want to go be a quant, in an area like risk management, I have read that Imperial focuses heavily on the quant/computational side of things whereas LSE more on IBD. However LSE is generally thought as more prestigious and has better connections etc.

    What do people think?
    I think that LSE is not seen as more prestigious as Imperial and I think Imperial is the place to be if you want to become a quant.
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    Why wouldn't you just do an MBA? LSE is the most prestigious out of all of them I'd go there.
 
 
 
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