I have 2 offers: MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering from Imperial College and MSc Statistics & Computational Finance from York Uni.
Which is better for a career in derivatives trading, market making, prop shop trading, financial intermediation and quantitative finance in general?
I am aware imperials brand name is obviously stronger, but I believe the programme at York to be more mathematically rigorous whereas Imperials MSc is taught by the business school and NOT the dept of mathematics.
Finally considering all other career paths OUTSIDE of quantitative finance, which is the stronger programme with regards to employability? In this case would I be right in thinking Imperial due to its way stronger reputation?
Please help, Thanks a lot.