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Oh, I haven’t seen Durham on that list! My bad.
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Which would be valued more for IB - management at LSE, or economics at Warwick? Many thanks!
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If its personal dont worry but what was your personal story? Undergrad, jobs, MBA's and the sort. Just nosy
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So there are 4 or 5 main league tables..I sure you can see which universities are consistently in all tables.
As I've stated on a few posts for those targeting IB if you can get to Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, (UCL), Durham,
Warwick then they are obviously very strong universities. Lancaster is also strong especially from the point of view of
having specialist careers support for applying to IB and sectors related to IB /investments based on 2017/18 candidate results.

To mention 2 hours 25 mins from Euston
Let me get this right... you're saying that Lancaster is better for IB than the likes of Bristol, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Bath?

Which banks have hosted campus presentation and networking dinners at Lancaster out of interest?
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hi !!! so i'm currently doing this student investor challenge and my team are falling behind! we really don't know how to choose the right companies to invest in, could you give us some tips on how to invest in the London stock exchange ?thanks!
Sorry I'd need to see detail of investor challenge...
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Let me get this right... you're saying that Lancaster is better for IB than the likes of Bristol, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Bath?

Which banks have hosted campus presentation and networking dinners at Lancaster out of interest?
All the above universities you mention are good universities. From any of those institutions what matters is the motivation of the individual and how 'on the ball' the student is from the first year with good careers input needed.
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How old were you when you hit 6 figures?
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Which would be valued more for IB - management at LSE, or economics at Warwick? Many thanks!
Tough call. I know a student who had to justify his choice of 'management' for IB.Warwick are very well organised especially the student Finance Society.
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Obviously 'business subjects' go down well i.e. economics, accounting & finance, management but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths ) are very in demand too.
You can go non-business e.g. History, Geography but they may well question your true motivation for the sector if you choose these PLUS you will find it harder to build commercial awareness i.e. knowing what is going on in financial markets for interview.
What about a joint degree like "Politics and Economics" for instance at LSE?
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All the above universities you mention are good universities. From any of those institutions what matters is the motivation of the individual and how 'on the ball' the student is from the first year with good careers input needed.
Is Exeter University good??
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(Original post by Lancaster University)
All the above universities you mention are good universities. From any of those institutions what matters is the motivation of the individual and how 'on the ball' the student is from the first year with good careers input needed.
Thank you, was just interested because you said that "Lancaster would rank No 1 of 'The Rest" implying that you believed that Lancaster was better than the others.

Can you also answer my second question regarding which banks visited for campus presentations and networking dinner?

I also just did a quick search on LinkedIn and Lancaster University students/grads are the only people to put 'Student at top 10 UK University" in their header. No other student at other top 10 institutions do this so it just reeks of insecurity. I'd tell your colleagues not to advice students to put this title in their header!
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Hey thank you for your time, I am currently a second year student with no summer internship offers and really want to work in the investment banking division. What would you recommend doing now?
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Hey thank you for your time, I am currently a second year student with no summer internship offers and really want to work in the investment banking division. What would you recommend doing now?
Brown guy, I asked a similar question and here was Paul (the guy from Lancaster uni doing this)'s answer:
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Lets get the bad news out if the way. You can't get a Front Office (Sales & Trading, Corporate Finance etc..) graduate programme without securing a 2nd year summer internship. Indeed many BB (Bulge Bracket/Top) banks hire 50-70% of their grads directly off their intern programme.

The good news is that Investment Banking only accounts for about 15% of all jobs to do with financial markets and investments.Many of the other sectors you could apply directly to as a 3rd year without that 2nd year internship (although make sure you do something useful this summer).These sectors incluse financial consultancy e.g. KPMG, investment consultancy e.g. Willis Towers Watson, Wealth Management e.g. St James Place, Retail & Commercial Banks e.g. RBS (much more interesting careers than 10 years ago), Vendors e.g. Thomson Reuters (plus 150 other Vendors), credit rating agencies e.g. Moodys.

Ironically these other sectors would probably value a first more than IB"
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Which would be valued more for IB - management at LSE, or economics at Warwick? Many thanks!
completely different courses. Highly unlikely that a candidate would get LSE management and Warwick Economics offers, as the PS's would differ greatly.
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What about a joint degree like "Politics and Economics" for instance at LSE?
Yes fine especially with geo-politics having such a present day financial market influence!
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Is Exeter University good??
Yes it is and they have a decent focus on the IB world!
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Thank you, was just interested because you said that "Lancaster would rank No 1 of 'The Rest" implying that you believed that Lancaster was better than the others.

Can you also answer my second question regarding which banks visited for campus presentations and networking dinner?

I also just did a quick search on LinkedIn and Lancaster University students/grads are the only people to put 'Student at top 10 UK University" in their header. No other student at other top 10 institutions do this so it just reeks of insecurity. I'd tell your colleagues not to advice students to put this title in their header!
Morgan Stanley, Barclays, M&G Asset Management just visited. Of course you will get more IB visits at London based uni's
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Sorry I'd need to see detail of investor challenge...
its just being like a real investor but investing virtual money into FTSE 100 companies every day in the real stock market ^-^
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Brown guy, I asked a similar question and here was Paul (the guy from Lancaster uni doing this)'s answer:
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Lets get the bad news out if the way. You can't get a Front Office (Sales & Trading, Corporate Finance etc..) graduate programme without securing a 2nd year summer internship. Indeed many BB (Bulge Bracket/Top) banks hire 50-70% of their grads directly off their intern programme.

The good news is that Investment Banking only accounts for about 15% of all jobs to do with financial markets and investments.Many of the other sectors you could apply directly to as a 3rd year without that 2nd year internship (although make sure you do something useful this summer).These sectors incluse financial consultancy e.g. KPMG, investment consultancy e.g. Willis Towers Watson, Wealth Management e.g. St James Place, Retail & Commercial Banks e.g. RBS (much more interesting careers than 10 years ago), Vendors e.g. Thomson Reuters (plus 150 other Vendors), credit rating agencies e.g. Moodys.

Ironically these other sectors would probably value a first more than IB"
Sorry my question was not phrased very well. What I meant was what should I do this summer to give my self a better chance of getting a grad job in those other fields he mentioned as I believe it is now too late to apply for these other roles.
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(Original post by Lancaster University)
Morgan Stanley, Barclays, M&G Asset Management just visited. Of course you will get more IB visits at London based uni's
I know a lot go into IB (im guessing 95% of people in my school) for the money, how much do you make (sorry if thats a bit blunt), and what is the range of salaries open to an individual in the field.
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