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    (Original post by RAV 123)
    What rubbish did I tell him? If you go to LSE for literally anything, you have a better chance of getting an interview at an top investment banking firm?
    since when does better chance mean the same as LSE = interview? Read what you write at least? And no not really, you need to go somewhere where you can get onto exec positions too and also enjoy university. LSE doesn't really fit the last criteria. Warwick or ucl is better for that and probably a little less strenuous too.
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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    since when does better chance mean the same as LSE = interview? Read what you write at least? And no not really, you need to go somewhere where you can get onto exec positions too and also enjoy university. LSE doesn't really fit the last criteria. Warwick or ucl is better for that and probably a little less strenuous too.
    Executive positions? You mean at societies within university? Sorry, explain?

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    is BA look less than a Bsc?
    For example, the industrial economics course at Notts is a BA i think
    wheras, economics and poltics is a Bsc


    also, I have 2A*s 4As and 4Bs for gcse, will lse look down on that for economics and economic history?
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    (Original post by kamrul1234)
    is BA look less than a Bsc?
    For example, the industrial economics course at Notts is a BA i think
    wheras, economics and poltics is a Bsc


    also, I have 2A*s 4As and 4Bs for gcse, will lse look down on that for economics and economic history?
    Notts Industrial Econ is now a BSc
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    Hi guys

    I'm currently finishing off my ucas form and want to work in asset management at an IB, i've had a little work experience at m&g. Need some advice with university choices please

    i'm predicted A*AB in economics, biology, mathematics and thinking of applying to

    Edinburgh - Economics with Finance

    Bristol - Accounting and Finance

    Nottingham- Industrial economics

    Lancaster University- accounting, auditing and finance

    Exeter- Economics and Finance

    What do you guys think ?

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    (Original post by mrkl)
    Don't mean to pour cold water but Sociology is on the LSE/ Cambridge black list
    I'm not going to either of those universities so I'm not sure how that is relevant?


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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    since when does better chance mean the same as LSE = interview? Read what you write at least? And no not really, you need to go somewhere where you can get onto exec positions too and also enjoy university. LSE doesn't really fit the last criteria. Warwick or ucl is better for that and probably a little less strenuous too.
    LSE, Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick applicants have a much larger chance of landing interviews than those from very good unis like Notts, Bath, Bristol etc. They are also more likely to land the all important internship in their years at university meaning overall they are more likely to get the job. I never said it was inpossible to get ino these firms from other unis, but it will be tough, my uncle is at one and he went to Kent for A&F.

    And who says you cant have fun at these unis? Uni is what YOU make of it.
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    (Original post by RAV 123)
    LSE, Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick applicants have a much larger chance of landing interviews than those from very good unis like Notts, Bath, Bristol etc. They are also more likely to land the all important internship in their years at university meaning overall they are more likely to get the job. I never said it was inpossible to get ino these firms from other unis, but it will be tough, my uncle is at one and he went to Kent for A&F.

    And who says you cant have fun at these unis? Uni is what YOU make of it.
    Because its a cycle; the best candidates generally go to those universities and so it continues. If you understand the basics of your chosen division and write a sick cover letter and comp qs/interview, you will get sws.

    Yes you don't have to tell me, I go to one of those 4. You can ask most people at LSE, or people on here how fun it is lol.
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    (Original post by Johnathon16)
    I'm not going to either of those universities so I'm not sure how that is relevant?


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    Yes but that does not mean they are not look down upon. Universities lower in the order tend to follow the trends set by top universities
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    (Original post by Browns97)
    Hi guys

    I'm currently finishing off my ucas form and want to work in asset management at an IB, i've had a little work experience at m&g. Need some advice with university choices please

    i'm predicted A*AB in economics, biology, mathematics and thinking of applying to

    Edinburgh - Economics with Finance

    Bristol - Accounting and Finance

    Nottingham- Industrial economics

    Lancaster University- accounting, auditing and finance

    Exeter- Economics and Finance

    What do you guys think ?


    anyone got any advice?
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    (Original post by Browns97)
    anyone got any advice?
    For IB, and in fact GENERAL job prospects, I'd DEFINITELY take the Bristol A&F course first (if you don't get into banking internships/in the industry with that, I presume you can still become a very senior accountant with that course, considering it is Bristol? You could surely have a good chance of becoming a partner with that?) That's my overriding first choice. Next, I'd take Nottingham Industrial Economics (which is far better than you think, I think...), then Edinburgh, then Exeter, and lastly Lancaster. Don't take my word as extremely founded. With the level of awareness I have for my experience and age, that's what my opinion is; and I'm well-researched, but I am a 17 year old who's far from going through all this yet. Someone else better than me give this guy their opinions?

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    For IB, and in fact GENERAL job prospects, I'd DEFINITELY take the Bristol A&F course first (if you don't get into banking internships/in the industry with that, I presume you can still become a very senior accountant with that course, considering it is Bristol? You could surely have a good chance of becoming a partner with that?) That's my overriding first choice. Next, I'd take Nottingham Industrial Economics (which is far better than you think, I think...), then Edinburgh, then Exeter, and lastly Lancaster. Don't take my word as extremely founded. With the level of awareness I have for my experience and age, that's what my opinion is; and I'm well-researched, but I am a 17 year old who's far from going through all this yet. Someone else better than me give this guy their opinions?

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    Thanks i really appreciate the advice

    Within investment banks i wanna work in asset management and I heard black rock and aberdeen asset management, target edinburgh graduates for their edinburgh office, so that might be a good option also. what makes you rate notts industrial economics so highly
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    (Original post by Browns97)
    Thanks i really appreciate the advice

    Within investment banks i wanna work in asset management and I heard black rock and aberdeen asset management, target edinburgh graduates for their edinburgh office, so that might be a good option also. what makes you rate notts industrial economics so highly
    Industrial Economics is pretty diverse, and it basically isn't far off core economics. Nottingham is very good. Tbh, Edinburgh is far more respected than most think. People say it isn't top 10. It is though. Well, definitely top 12. I would put the top 10 as: Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, LSE, UCL, Warwick, Bristol, Durham, Nottingham, Edinburgh/KCL/Bath.

    Edinburgh's name is 'known', cos it's the capital of Scotland. I asked some American guys I know what they knew about good unis in the UK. They brought up the typical top 5, Durham, Edinburgh and Bristol/Bath. Edinburgh would give you very good international prospects after some years of work experience too I'd say, again, cos it's a capital/people internationally would know its name. Just for IB though, I believe Nottingham is a fair bit more of a 'semi-target' than Edinburgh is.

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    No Notts is below Edin. both are not targets for FO.

    MO/BO maybe if that is what you all are referring to. Then again any one from anywhere can apply so long as you make the 2.1 cut off, even if you are from Westminster
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    (Original post by mrkl)
    No Notts is below Edin. both are not targets for FO.

    MO/BO maybe if that is what you all are referring to. Then again any one from anywhere can apply so long as you make the 2.1 cut off, even if you are from Westminster
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    (Original post by Szmessh)
    Please stop posting
    He has a point lol. Though honestly I'm a bit surprised as to why he rates Edinburgh higher; curious to know why. I have to admit he may be right. As i said the name of Edinburgh university makes it far more respected than most think. If u look at the stat of the top 10 unis for making millionaires, it goes oxbridge (upper echelons course), lse (bankers/traders), imperial, and then something like Manchester, Bristol then Edinburgh, or something like that. It's in the top 6/7 of that top 10 for making millionaires I'm pretty sure. Probably a bunch of eventual high level/senior people and future directors/ceos that come from Edinburgh. It genuinely seems like it's got alright prospects, outside IB of course.. Manchester's got a ton of connected middle-classes probs.

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    (Original post by mrkl)
    No Notts is below Edin. both are not targets for FO.

    MO/BO maybe if that is what you all are referring to. Then again any one from anywhere can apply so long as you make the 2.1 cut off, even if you are from Westminster
    So what about bristol and exeter ?
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    Hi I'm a student of modern languages at Cambridge in my 2nd year.

    I am on track for a First, do lots of extracurricular activities and have experienced law and insurance, but have not done anything for investment banking or asset management to date. Will this affect me when it comes to summer scheme applications? If so, which divisions of banking/asset management do you think would suit my application best? Any other advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Quite obvious why Edin is way above Notts, only people who are grads / students / applicants think otherwise.

    Notts has only been around since 1948
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    Hi Guys,

    I was thinking of applying for economics and/or management at Oxford, Warwcik, LSE , UCL, King. Do you think it's better to apply for an easier course such as Business Management at LSE and have better chances of getting in, or should I just go for Economics. Is BM a respectable degree in the IB world? Do I have a chance at any of these Unis?

    My Credentials are

    AS Levels AAAB (Maths, Geography, Economics and Further Maths)

    GCSE: 11A* 1A (FSMQ)
 
 
 
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