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    I want to get into investment banking, i originally had an offer for Economics at sheffield, but managed to get a space on Politics and international studies at Warwick; which would make life easier or expose me to the best probabilities?

    its that or a gap year...
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    Take warwick, do it
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    (Original post by glebp)
    Take warwick, do it
    i feel having no economic/mathematical component will be a pretty bad hindrance when applying to banks so i gotta think on it...

    A space cropped up on PPE and they said no cos i didnt have gcse maths at A grade- yet had a B, a D in AS maths and A* economics a level.....
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    (Original post by Economics-newb)
    i feel having no economic/mathematical component will be a pretty bad hindrance when applying to banks so i gotta think on it...

    A space cropped up on PPE and they said no cos i didnt have gcse maths at A grade- yet had a B, a D in AS maths and A* economics a level.....
    You don't need maths to work in IB, literally. It is a common misconception

    congrats on the A* in econ though, I also got that this morning
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    You don't need maths to work in IB, literally. It is a common misconception

    congrats on the A* in econ though, I also got that this morning

    Awesome, where u gonna go? i know i dont need maths, but i feel itd help alot having econ from the same uni
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    (Original post by Economics-newb)
    Awesome, where u gonna go? i know i dont need maths, but i feel itd help alot having econ from the same uni
    warwick but part of my offer was gcse retakes, so im gonna find out next week if i get in
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    (Original post by Economics-newb)
    I want to get into investment banking, i originally had an offer for Economics at sheffield, but managed to get a space on Politics and international studies at Warwick; which would make life easier or expose me to the best probabilities?

    its that or a gap year...
    Hey There

    Wait a minute let me get this right so you want to go into the world of Investment banking which is a great profession, I mean wolf of wall street clearly proved that so great choice. and then your dilemma is choosing between Economics and Politics & International studies? The is no comparison here Warwick is a better ranked University but what they Offering wont really touch Investment banking, Where as Economics will. So even though Warwick is great its not gonna equip you with as much knowledge when it comes to Investment banking as Sheffield. Maybe try and call Warwick to try and see if they will offer you a place on one of their Economics courses.

    Good Luck
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    Hey There

    Wait a minute let me get this right so you want to go into the world of Investment banking which is a great profession, I mean wolf of wall street clearly proved that so great choice. and then your dilemma is choosing between Economics and Politics & International studies? The is no comparison here Warwick is a better ranked University but what they Offering wont really touch Investment banking, Where as Economics will. So even though Warwick is great its not gonna equip you with as much knowledge when it comes to Investment banking as Sheffield. Maybe try and call Warwick to try and see if they will offer you a place on one of their Economics courses.

    Good Luck
    since investment banks hire almost exclusively from the G5 (including warwick), and appear to care more about uni name than course- history courses at warwick and UCL both mention careers at goldman sachs.

    its ridiculous

    tbf, having already done economics at A-level- its only useful if your running the country, not from a finanace point of view. most training is on the job
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    (Original post by glebp)
    warwick but part of my offer was gcse retakes, so im gonna find out next week if i get in
    Good luck, might see you there soon!
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    (Original post by Economics-newb)
    since investment banks hire almost exclusively from the G5 (including warwick), and appear to care more about uni name than course- history courses at warwick and UCL both mention careers at goldman sachs.

    its ridiculous

    tbf, having already done economics at A-level- its only useful if your running the country, not from a finanace point of view. most training is on the job
    This is false, just because statistically more students from G5 get recruited that doesn't mean banks "actively" recruit exclusively from G5. It simply means the majority of the top candidates happen to go there.

    The only thing that is exclusive to G5 is all the banks visit them for networking events.
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    This is false, just because statistically more students from G5 get recruited that doesn't mean banks "actively" recruit exclusively from G5. It simply means the majority of the top candidates happen to go there.

    The only thing that is exclusive to G5 is all the banks visit them for networking events.
    i worded it badly- what i mean is they have the best shots, so ive taken up a less relevant course for those benefits
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    (Original post by Economics-newb)
    i worded it badly- what i mean is they have the best shots, so ive taken up a less relevant course for those benefits
    Is that a smart choice, because I was thinking to do the exact same thing. Like do a degree I like as the banks will almost certainly come to the networking events at these unis.
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    (Original post by glebp)
    warwick but part of my offer was gcse retakes, so im gonna find out next week if i get in
    What course are you doing?
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    What course are you doing?
    International management
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    International management
    good luck on next week
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    (Original post by Zee Frederick)
    Hey There

    Wait a minute let me get this right so you want to go into the world of Investment banking which is a great profession, I mean wolf of wall street clearly proved that so great choice. and then your dilemma is choosing between Economics and Politics & International studies? The is no comparison here Warwick is a better ranked University but what they Offering wont really touch Investment banking, Where as Economics will. So even though Warwick is great its not gonna equip you with as much knowledge when it comes to Investment banking as Sheffield. Maybe try and call Warwick to try and see if they will offer you a place on one of their Economics courses.

    Good Luck
    Isn't that the point of the internships, where you learn? I would say take Warwick they are a target uni so many firms will come.
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    there is no maths in investment banking lol

    the hardest we do is division, and excel even does it
 
 
 
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