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Recently I got offers from several universities.
How will you choose if you were me?
I plan to work in investment banking or consultancy after graduation...

The University of Edinburgh- MSc Finance
The University of Manchester- MSc Finance
Lancaster University- MSc Finance
The University of Nottingham, MSc Finance and Investment
The University of Warwick- MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation
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(Original post by yangcc328)
Hi all

Recently I got offers from several universities.
How will you choose if you were me?
I plan to work in investment banking or consultancy after graduation...

The University of Edinburgh- MSc Finance
The University of Manchester- MSc Finance
Lancaster University- MSc Finance
The University of Nottingham, MSc Finance and Investment
The University of Warwick- MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation
Read this https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4197597

Warwick > Nottingham = Edinburgh > Manchester >>>> Lancaster (Don't consider this uni)
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(Original post by thatapanydude)
Read this https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4197597

Warwick > Nottingham = Edinburgh > Manchester >>>> Lancaster (Don't consider this uni)

Thank you for your reply...
But I'm still wondering why Edinburgh is equal to Nottingham. Because the entry requirements for Edinburgh MSc Finance is higher than Nottingham, so the students' ability should be better on average.
Don't know why Nottingham is still a semi-target for Investment Banking or Consultancy industry.
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Thank you for your reply...
But I'm still wondering why Edinburgh is equal to Nottingham. Because the entry requirements for Edinburgh MSc Finance is higher than Nottingham, so the students' ability should be better on average.
Don't know why Nottingham is still a semi-target for Investment Banking or Consultancy industry.
Entry requirements for a university's Masters program mean absolutely squat diddly in whether they're targeted by banks or not.

And honestly.. At the MSc level the only programmes worth going to for a boost to your prospects are at LSE, LBS, Oxbridge, Imperial College Business School, Cass, Warwick and the top european business schools (i.e. Bocconi, HEC Paris, St Gallen etc).

It's very rare for MSc students to come from other places and realistically, an MSc at a semi-target is just a way to get a chance at recruiting season again rather than a signficant boost to your CV. I guess it would help getting a decent uni name on there if your undergrad school is unheard of.. but apart from that, you're better off at a more top uni.

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Entry requirements for a university's Masters program mean absolutely squat diddly in whether they're targeted by banks or not.

And honestly.. At the MSc level the only programmes worth going to for a boost to your prospects are at LSE, LBS, Oxbridge, Imperial College Business School, Cass, Warwick and the top european business schools (i.e. Bocconi, HEC Paris, St Gallen etc).

It's very rare for MSc students to come from other places and realistically, an MSc at a semi-target is just a way to get a chance at recruiting season again rather than a signficant boost to your CV. I guess it would help getting a decent uni name on there if your undergrad school is unheard of.. but apart from that, you're better off at a more top uni.

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In fact I'm an international students from Taiwan and I graduated from top 3 university in Taiwan.

For me, I hope this MSc degree can help me better to find a decent job in Asia (China, Singapore, Korea, Japan...)
And I found that Warwick Business School seems to be very prestigious in UK(especially for Investment Banking or Consultancy), while in Asia Edinburgh seems more famous and well-known.

I know it's still depends on my ability, overall CV profile and interview performance. But it is still hard for me to choose between Edinburgh and Warwick.
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