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Bayes vs Manchester vs Nottingham vs Cranfield MSc in Finance- International student

I have got the following offers :
Bayes : MSc Quantitative finance
University of Manchester : MSc Quantitative finance
Nottingham : MSc Finance and Investments
Cranfield : MSc Finance
I am international student coming to study in the UK and I have received the offers and I want to know which of these schools the best for Finance and opens door at big firms. i'm worried about which one is better for international reputation as I may move to some country for work. I Find Bayes to my first choice because of the modules as it suits me but i'm worried about its international reputation. Getting a job after graduation is the crucial factor as things are tough now in the UK and I want to know which uni will increase my chance in getting a job. Can somebody pl advice me on this which one to go for.
(edited 2 months ago)
Hi @Mhp2000 ,

Thanks for your question and congratulations on your offers. I will try to provide some information about Cranfield that might help inform your choice.

Reputation
Our Finance MSc course is recognised in International Business Rankings, consistently ranking top 10 in the UK and top 50 in the world across them all. These include:

10th in the UK and 48th in the world: Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-experience ranking 2023

2nd in the UK and 6th in the world: The Times Higher Education/Wall Street Journal World University Rankings 2019 Master’s in Finance

9th in the UK and 52nd in the world: QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance ranking 2024


Cranfield has a very strong reputation globally and you will meet many other international students on your course and on campus.

Employability
Cranfield graduates are highly valued in the job market and aim for careers in investment banking, financial services or the financial function of a diverse range of global corporations. Our Finance MSc graduates have secured jobs with organisations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barclays Investment Bank, Bloomberg, Bank Indonesia, Lloyds Banking Group, Credit Agricole, Diageo, Ernst & Young, Thomson Reuters, Toyota, UBS and Morgan Stanley. Their roles have included Data Analyst, Financial Planner, Consultant, Private Equity Analyst and Financial Risk Manager.

The course content covers much of the syllabus of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification, giving you the opportunity to work towards an additional professional qualification while you are studying with us through the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. If you choose this option, you will receive revision support from our faculty ahead of sitting the first examination in term three of your course. You can then sit parts two and three of the qualification after completing your course. More information about the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program and associated CFA Program Awareness Scholarships can be found on the CFA website.

Throughout the course you will have access to a comprehensive collection of resources including Bloomberg terminal, BoardEx, Capital IQ, CRSP, Datastream, Eikon, EBSCO, Factiva, FAME, Financial Times, ORBIS Bank Focus, ProQuest, Science Direct, and SDC Platinum. You will use real-world, international case studies to support your learning. The culmination of the learning process is your opportunity to undertake research for your individual thesis.

We have an excellent careers service, and strong links to industry.
Careers and Employability Service (cranfield.ac.uk)

Student life
You should consider how you will find living and studying at the university you choose. I would highlight that Cranfield is a specialist and postgraduate-only university, so it has a more mature and focused atmosphere.

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