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    I have received MSc offers from both Loughborough and Bristol and need help choosing. I have strong A-level results and should easily achieve First at Undergraduate Level.I hope to become a front House Investment banker. Naturally, I understand the incredibly competitive nature of FO IB and need to choose the most beneficial University for this career option or to be told this career path is unrealistic. Bristol's main selling point is the fact it is held in higher regard for recruiting investment banks, although Loughborough's course is superior in almost every way and gives me a lot more options when leaving University but makes FO IB more difficult.

    The choice is mainly between aiming completely towards FO IB, or accepting other similarly exemplary career options within Finance if FO IB is unattainable. I have put together below a comprehensive list of ADV/DIS with a staring system ranking importance.

    I have received offers of
    MSc Finance and Investment - Loughborough
    MSc Economics, Accounting, and Finance - University of Bristol


    Bristol ADV
    • Russel group University ***
    • Top tier IB recruitment******
    • Internationally renowned (QS Ranking higher)*
    • Better student City *
    • Better Research Quality **
    • Better alumni base for networking******

    Bristol DIS
    • Business school holds no Accreditations ***
    • No CIMA exemptions gained from completing course ***
    • More expensive £12,100***
    • No trading room **
    • Very research-based***
    • Very little effort into attracting students *
    • Lower employability ***
    • Lower Ranked ***
    • More expensive living costs **
    • Further from home *
    • Less personal development ***
    • Lower student satisfaction ***
    • Lower Student: staff ratio**
    • Lower spending on facilities and Academics **
    • ACFI worse Graduate prospects *****
    • Silver TEF***

    Loughborough
    • Employability (Best in UK) ***
    • Triple Accredited (top 1% business school) ***
    • 6 CIFA exemptions from completing course – broader options when leaving***
    • Higher Ranked overall and Business School***
    • Cheaper to live**
    • Cheaper accommodation**
    • 20% scholarship - £10,280***
    • Closer to home *
    • Consists of a lot more learning and less research***
    • Trading room**
    • Business school is excellent ***
    • Better personal Development ***
    • Far more effort put into attracting students *
    • Better student satisfaction***
    • Better Student: staff ratio**
    • More spending on Services and Facilities **
    • ACFI better graduate prospects *****
    • Gold TEF***

    Loughborough DIS
    • Lower Research quality **
    • Less Appealing City *
    • Lower ranked in QS *
    • Not Russel Group ***
    • Alumni base growing (not as good as Bristol)******
    • Not top tier recruitment for IB******



    Please feel free to give me your opinions as I am very indecisive at this point but have over a month to decide. If you feel FO IB is unrealistic please indicate as such.

    Please consider the Subject matter of Postgrad/Undergrad degree's is not seen as important as long as holding substantive quantitive element, establishment prestige of the awarding body is of most importance.
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    (Original post by Rajchandok)
    I have received MSc offers from both Loughborough and Bristol and need help choosing. I have strong A-level results and should easily achieve First at Undergraduate Level.I hope to become a front House Investment banker. Naturally, I understand the incredibly competitive nature of FO IB and need to choose the most beneficial University for this career option or to be told this career path is unrealistic. Bristol's main selling point is the fact it is held in higher regard for recruiting investment banks, although Loughborough's course is superior in almost every way and gives me a lot more options when leaving University but makes FO IB more difficult.



    The choice is mainly between aiming completely towards FO IB, or accepting other similarly exemplary career options within Finance if FO IB is unattainable. I have put together below a comprehensive list of ADV/DIS with a staring system ranking importance.

    I have received offers of
    MSc Finance and Investment - Loughborough
    MSc Economics, Accounting, and Finance - University of Bristol


    Bristol ADV
    • Russel group University ***
    • Top tier IB recruitment******
    • Internationally renowned (QS Ranking higher)*
    • Better student City *
    • Better Research Quality **
    • Better alumni base for networking******

    Bristol DIS
    • Business school holds no Accreditations ***
    • No CIMA exemptions gained from completing course ***
    • More expensive £12,100***
    • No trading room **
    • Very research-based***
    • Very little effort into attracting students *
    • Lower employability ***
    • Lower Ranked ***
    • More expensive living costs **
    • Further from home *
    • Less personal development ***
    • Lower student satisfaction ***
    • Lower Student: staff ratio**
    • Lower spending on facilities and Academics **
    • ACFI worse Graduate prospects *****
    • Silver TEF***

    Loughborough
    • Employability (Best in UK) ***
    • Triple Accredited (top 1% business school) ***
    • 6 CIFA exemptions from completing course – broader options when leaving***
    • Higher Ranked overall and Business School***
    • Cheaper to live**
    • Cheaper accommodation**
    • 20% scholarship - £10,280***
    • Closer to home *
    • Consists of a lot more learning and less research***
    • Trading room**
    • Business school is excellent ***
    • Better personal Development ***
    • Far more effort put into attracting students *
    • Better student satisfaction***
    • Better Student: staff ratio**
    • More spending on Services and Facilities **
    • ACFI better graduate prospects *****
    • Gold TEF***

    Loughborough DIS
    • Lower Research quality **
    • Less Appealing City *
    • Lower ranked in QS *
    • Not Russel Group ***
    • Alumni base growing (not as good as Bristol)******
    • Not top tier recruitment for IB******



    Please feel free to give me your opinions as I am very indecisive at this point but have over a month to decide. If you feel FO IB is unrealistic please indicate as such.

    Please consider the Subject matter of Postgrad/Undergrad degree's is not seen as important as long as holding substantive quantitive element, establishment prestige of the awarding body is of most importance.
    Comprehensive research. What did you choose?
 
 
 
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