Hi. I have 4 offers: (all degrees are undergraduate)
1) Finance with sandwich year (Lancaster);
2) International business, finance and economics with sandwich year (Manchester);
3) Finance and Investment Banking (Reading);
4) Investment and Financial Risk Management with sandwich year (City... or cass?)
Which is the best university? I am not from UK, so I know something only because of read articles/seen rankings (a loooooot of rankings).
I will get bsc from Cass or from City?
At the moment I am thinking about Manchester... There I will take all modules connected with finance, so it will be rather similar program as finance (Manchester). Some doubts about reading since of ICMA and CFA accreditation which I am planning to achieve...
Frankly speaking I do not know exactly what I will do in the future except the fact that the area of work will be closely related to finance.
PS. I know that the universities which I have applied are not best but I have listened to one person who have been saying to choose university by looking at courses. Now I regret this decision cause I would be applying to better, more reputable universities with courses less connected with finance cause as I know the reputation of uni is everything and the content of course is not so much important.
Thanks for the opinion. Still waiting more ideas.
As a Lancaster student with experience as part of their Management School (LUMS), I'd say it's a good university, but it depends what you want to get out of your degree.
I know LUMS has a good reputation in national league tables, and they certainly do put a lot into the careers aspect of students development. But, on the other hand, you may find that the slightly more specific-seeming natures of the other courses you've received offers for are more appealing or catered to what you want to study.
I minored in Finance at my first year at Lancaster and enjoyed it, they support students pretty well and the lecturers were approachable and happy to help. That's something I wanted from my university experience, so found it enjoyable, but again, you might be looking for something else.