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    (Original post by welcometoib)
    for ibd what specific modules you do are near usless, if your degree is ppe and at lse.
    Which is exactly what I said, the LSE brand sticks out more than the degree or course content. I know people who done sociology at LSE get into IB.
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    (Original post by Econight)
    Which is exactly what I said, the LSE brand sticks out more than the degree or course content. I know people who done sociology at LSE get into IB.
    true talk. good luck with summer apps
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    (Original post by Econight)
    Do Maths and FM to A level, Economics and switch French for Physics/Chemistry personally.
    Isn't a modern language useful? I heard for JP Morgans internship you need a second language if you're going to stand out


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    Since your university carries so much weight would it be better to do an "easy" - if it exists- degree at Oxbridge LSE etc as opposed to something competitive like economics at a lower target or semi target


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    Further maths essential to A level?


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Isn't a modern language useful? I heard for JP Morgans internship you need a second language if you're going to stand out


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    You are thinking way too ahead.

    1). University > doing a 2nd language at A Level, maximise your chances of getting into LSE/Oxbridge/Warwick (i.e. maths/fm/sciences/econ), not what JP consider as good candidates

    2). Second language to banks means 'could you hold a business conversation with a client who speaks your second language?' not 'I studied french literature at A level'
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Since your university carries so much weight would it be better to do an "easy" - if it exists- degree at Oxbridge LSE etc as opposed to something competitive like economics at a lower target or semi target


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    Yes, but then you put all your eggs into one basket as you end up applying for marginally 'easier' courses across the board. If you believe you can get into Oxbridge/LSE for Econ then aim for it.
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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Further maths essential to A level?


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    No, IB side the highest maths you'd probably ever use is differentiation and even that is rare (apparently), maybe market side trading requires a bit more maths, but everything is learnt on the desk. FM is useful nonetheless though, especially if you're going to do Econ at uni.
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    Feeling like my career prospect in IB has fallen apart because I didn't do further maths a level

    How I see it:

    No FM A level> No Econ at target > No IB


    Is this right


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    It seems everyone loves to say you have to do maths-y A levels and a maths related degree at a target but you look at employee profiles and it tells a whole different story!

    Chris: associate at JP Morgan did American Studies at Nottingham

    Martine: a V.P(!!) who did German studies

    Just some examples, now how the **** did they get in the door to investment banking?


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Feeling like my career prospect in IB has fallen apart because I didn't do further maths a level

    How I see it:

    No FM A level> No Econ at target > No IB


    Is this right


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    No, choose a different course at a target like Accounting & Finance or go to a semi-target. You have everything to play for.

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    Doesn't accounting and finance need further maths?


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Feeling like my career prospect in IB has fallen apart because I didn't do further maths a level

    How I see it:

    No FM A level> No Econ at target > No IB


    Is this right


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    You don't even need to study econ to break into banking. It's certainly not the be-all and end-all.

    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Doesn't accounting and finance need further maths?


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    For the most part, no. Accounting is just gcse maths.
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    Would any of these degrees at LSE get you (at least) an interview at a BB IB?

    BSc Accounting and Finance-

    BSc Economics with Economic History

    BSc Management

    BSc Statistics with finance



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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Would any of these degrees at LSE get you (at least) an interview at a BB IB?

    BSc Accounting and Finance-

    BSc Economics with Economic History

    BSc Management

    BSc Statistics with finance



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    Those are all fine, given you otherwise have a strong profile

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    Economics and industrial organisation at Warwick?

    Would that get you into IB?



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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Economics and industrial organisation at Warwick?

    Would that get you into IB?



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    Yes. Degree doesn't really matter as long as you study at a target university.

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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    Economics and industrial organisation at Warwick?

    Would that get you into IB?



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    to the lse q and this one, none will get you in. Its one line of your cv, if your cv isnt strong and your applications isnt strong, you will be lucky to get one interview regardless.
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    So what are you saying you need?

    Good A Levels, GCSEs and relevant experience?


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    (Original post by Don Joiner)
    So what are you saying you need?

    Good A Levels, GCSEs and relevant experience?


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    That.. and to get into a good uni, be sociable, have good interesting extra curriculars and be natuarlly smart.
 
 
 
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