I've just received an offer from Imperial for MSc Finance and am thinking whether I should accept it. I have an engineering degree from HK and 3 yrs work exp (1 yr audit and 2 yr IB rsch). With this MSc I'd like to destine as trader as my background may not be sufficient for me to do so.
Reading tonnes of threads people are saying this programme is not in the same league with LSE/ Oxbridge, so my concern is whether it's worth it (26,000 tuition fee is A LOT of $$$$$). From employer's perspective is it really the case? as I know Imperial's is really quanty when compared with LSE E&F/ Oxford F, but not sure if it really helps me if I want to be a trader and how other generally view it.
If not taking this I will stay in HK and continue to search for trader jobs. Mkt really **** now and openings are really few (1 or 2 perhaps). If this program really adds me value I will definitely give a try...
Any thoughts? Thx!
any comments will be much appreciated!
I would of thought Imperial would be up there with Oxbridge/LSE to be honest. It's not going to hinder you in anyway of getting interviews. LSE wins on pure numbers but Imperial still has loads of grads/postgrads in IB. Have you applied for Oxbridge/LSE or do you just prefer the course at Imperial?
It may lack the eye-catching factor of LSE and Oxbridge, but if you don't have an offer from these 3, Imperial can still get you an interview (just like Warwick, Cass or the top European Schools would). Being in London also makes it easier to come for interviews, etc.
If money is an issue, you may want to consider the second tier European schools (RSM, St Gallen, Tilburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm...). Tuition under 3000 and cheaper living expenses. If you are good enough, you will still get an IB job.
thx guy - market is pretty tough now and i know it's a bit risky.
if it's not that worth i better take some more deep thoughts
that's why i'm so confused...
Why not try for Finance, eco&fin, acc&fin at LSE? Cheaper and those courses seem to get more into interns/grad positions than Imperial.