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Hi everyone,
I am wondering which university degree is the best for a career in investment banking.
I applied for an accounting and finance degree, a finance one and an economics and econometrics one.
Which one is the best suited ?
Is the prestige of the university as important as the degree ?
Is a master relevant for that too ?
Thanks for your answers
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Prestige can be a factor when going to IB. Finance and business usually like "reputable brands". I personally don't know much about IB however for what I've seen many aspiring IBs do Economics
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do economics at Oxford if you can
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do economics at Oxford if you can
Economics at LSE is a good idea too.
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Economics at LSE is a good idea too.
this is also a good option if you can't go to oxford
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Thanks you for your answers.
Unfortunately, I have already done my application and here are my offers and courses for which I applied:
Bsc Finance (CASS) offer
Bsc Finance (LSE) still waiting
Bsc Accouting and Finance (Warwick) offer
Bsc Math and finance (Manchester) offer
Bsc Math with finance (City uni of london) offer
Could you guys give me your opinion about which one is the best suited for a IB career ?
I project to apply for a uni in Netherlands too, in a double bsc economiccs and econometrics.
So which one is the best ?
thanks
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Economics at LSE is a good idea too.
Is really a problem to have not take an economics course ?
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(Original post by leon1970)
Thanks you for your answers.
Unfortunately, I have already done my application and here are my offers and courses for which I applied:
Bsc Finance (CASS) offer
Bsc Finance (LSE) still waiting
Bsc Accouting and Finance (Warwick) offer
Bsc Math and finance (Manchester) offer
Bsc Math with finance (City uni of london) offer
Could you guys give me your opinion about which one is the best suited for a IB career ?
I project to apply for a uni in Netherlands too, in a double bsc economiccs and econometrics.
So which one is the best ?
thanks
I'd go to LSE Bsc Finance and show your interest for IB when you get there.
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I'd go to LSE Bsc Finance and show your interest for IB when you get there.
And what about those where I have already an offer ?
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Is really a problem to have not take an economics course ?
It's preferable and it'd make your life easier but it's not really necessary.
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I'd go to LSE Bsc Finance and show your interest for IB when you get there.
And what do you mean by showing my interest in IB ? Attend related courses ? Tell teachers ?
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LSE, Manchester, and Warwick are all highly targeted unis when it comes to IB.

They have different tiers, I believe, but each one is well respected within the IB industry.
I can't really speak for CASS or City Uni of London.
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this is also a good option if you can't go to oxford
What is your opinion please ?
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LSE, Manchester, and Warwick are all highly targeted unis when it comes to IB.

They have different tiers, I believe, but each one is well respected within the IB industry.
I can't really speak for CASS or City Uni of London.
Thanks for your opinion, but about the courses, which one is the best for IB ? Is an economics degree required for a career in IB ? Which one would you pick ?
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I can only give my two cents from reading numerous IB threads on here, albeit quite a while ago, but I believe each of them have their own merit.

I think Doonesbury might be able to give you a more definitive answer.
Think I vaguely remember him posting quite a bit in IB related threads.

Edit: This thread will be quite helpful for you. It answers your questions.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4224570
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(Original post by leon1970)
Hi everyone,
I am wondering which university degree is the best for a career in investment banking.
I applied for an accounting and finance degree, a finance one and an economics and econometrics one.
Which one is the best suited ?
Is the prestige of the university as important as the degree ?
Is a master relevant for that too ?
Thanks for your answers
(Original post by leon1970)
Thanks you for your answers.
Unfortunately, I have already done my application and here are my offers and courses for which I applied:
Bsc Finance (CASS) offer
Bsc Finance (LSE) still waiting
Bsc Accouting and Finance (Warwick) offer
Bsc Math and finance (Manchester) offer
Bsc Math with finance (City uni of london) offer
Could you guys give me your opinion about which one is the best suited for a IB career ?
I project to apply for a uni in Netherlands too, in a double bsc economiccs and econometrics.
So which one is the best ?
thanks
For IB your course doesn't matter. Your university may be somewhat of a factor for some firms, but have a look at the stickied threads in the Investment banking and consultancy forum.

(Original post by leon1970)
Is really a problem to have not take an economics course ?
Nope.

(Original post by JaredzzC)
I can only give my two cents from reading numerous IB threads on here, albeit quite a while ago, but I believe each of them have their own merit.

I think Doonesbury might be able to give you a more definitive answer.
Think I vaguely remember him posting quite a bit in IB related threads.
Not really, but thanks for the tag. :yy:
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Not really, but thanks for the tag. :yy:
Thanks for your answer. From your opinion, which is the best course among my choices ? And on those where I have an offer ?
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Thanks for your answer. From your opinion, which is the best course among my choices ? And on those where I have an offer ?
The best course is the one that most interests you and you will do well at.
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The best course is the one that most interests you and you will do well at.
Okay thanks a lot you all. I’ll go with LSE and Warwick if I don’t receive an offer from LSE
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For an IB career should I change accounting and finance to economics at Warwick ?
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