Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 24 Nov 2014, 08:29

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 04:14
I'm interested in applying for LSE's master programs,either MSc Finance or MSc Finance&Economics.

Could I ask what are the major differences between the two? (MFE is more quant oriented,that's all?)
I'm studying Economics and Finance in undergraduate school, have just taken GRE(Q800,V650), and would look for a job in IB/trading after receiving a master degree.

Which one is regarded more competitive? Which program has better career placement in the industry? Can we apply both? If yes, how can I do it?

Thank you in advance for your help!^^
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 177
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 3

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 06:54
The Msc Finance program is more selective. Only 46 out of 1,790 got accepted, while 85 out of 1,347 got accepted for the Msc Finance Economics program. Furthermore the finance program costs ~23000 pounds, while the finance economics program costs bit less: ~ 19000 pounds.
The placement for both program is excellent. I just looked at the core courses and they are quite different. Therefore you should look which courses suits you more.
I would recommend you to apply for their Msc finance program, which probably is still seen as more reputable.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 09:13
supereco87 wrote:
The Msc Finance program is more selective. Only 46 out of 1,790 got accepted, while 85 out of 1,347 got accepted for the Msc Finance Economics program. Furthermore the finance program costs ~23000 pounds, while the finance economics program costs bit less: ~ 19000 pounds.
The placement for both program is excellent. I just looked at the core courses and they are quite different. Therefore you should look which courses suits you more.
I would recommend you to apply for their Msc finance program, which probably is still seen as more reputable.


Thanks supereco! I would really love to apply for their MSc Finance program. But just worried that it says GMAT is strongly preferred..don't know the implication of that...

Do you think to apply for both programs is a good idea because we can do it in the online application.

Thank you~
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 177
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 3

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 06:44
I would definitely recommend you to apply to both, because it increases your chances of admission. A friend applied last year for their Msc Finance program and got rejected despite his excellent gpa. Admission for their Msc Finance program is really competitive.
I give you hint: Look also at Cass business schools programs. Their career placement is similar strong, but their admission rate is higher; the friend mentioned above, got accepted for their Msc Quantitative Finance program.
Do you wish to work after your Masters? , or do you plan to go for a PHD?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 08:22
thanks for your suggestion.
I believe that I'll apply for both programs. I wish to go to the industry after the masters. btw, are you a student at LSE?
One more question, the programs offered by Cambridge and Oxford are generally considered even harder than the one at LSE, is this right?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Posts: 177
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 3

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2010, 09:31
No I´m not studying at LSE but a friend of mine applied to all top programs in UK, so I helped him to search for information about those programs. One of our professor was a Lse student. In his opinion Lse prepares you perfectly for an academic career, but I guess Lse´s industry placement will be really strong too.
In my opinion you should apply to all top programs: Cass, Lse, Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, Cass.
I don t know if Cambridge and Oxford are harder than Lse, but probably they play on the same league.
Where are you from?
Did you take the Gre instead of the GMAT?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 20:12
Study is always best in every field of life.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 197
Location: Prague
Schools: University of Economics Prague
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 15

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 09:40
mightbecome wrote:
I'm interested in applying for LSE's master programs,either MSc Finance or MSc Finance&Economics.

Could I ask what are the major differences between the two? (MFE is more quant oriented,that's all?)
I'm studying Economics and Finance in undergraduate school, have just taken GRE(Q800,V650), and would look for a job in IB/trading after receiving a master degree.

Which one is regarded more competitive? Which program has better career placement in the industry? Can we apply both? If yes, how can I do it?

Thank you in advance for your help!^^



Hez Mightbecome

I think Finance and Economics is much more quant oriented, perhaps something that requires Math Bc.
You can share some experience if you have been successfull. I would like to apply there next year.
_________________

You want somethin', go get it. Period!

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Jul 2010
Posts: 300
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2010, 16:22
http://msfhq.com/2010/12/review-of-the- ... n-finance/


That can give you some LSE info. I am talking to a friend of mine who did another MSF at LSE and he is going to do a review soon. I will let you know when it is posted.
_________________

Master in Finance HQ
http://www.msfhq.com

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Oct 2012
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 06:47
Hi,
Im planning to apply to MSc Finance in LSE this year. I have an engineering degree and 2 years work experience in IT field. I dont have much finance background. Could someone pls tell me wat the adcom will expect from a person like me. It would be of great help if someone could share some sample sop of finance for reference or could u pls tell me where i could find one :cry:
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Nov 2012
Posts: 170
GMAT 1: 700 Q43 V42
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 29

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 08:44
Has anyone heard back? I applied to their MSc Finance several weeks ago, but am waiting on them to receive my GMAT score.
_________________

If my post helped you, please consider giving me kudos.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Mar 2012
Posts: 24
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 2

Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 02:22
It takes eight weeks to get a decision once your app is complete. So I am hoping to hear from them mid feb.
Re: LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics   [#permalink] 17 Jan 2013, 02:22
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Oxford MSc Financial Economics, LSE Finance & Economics, Cam e1s 3 30 May 2011, 12:15
Is MSc in Finance and Economics program at LSE practical? Supakonomics 4 16 Apr 2011, 06:04
MSc Finance and Economics LSE craky 0 28 Jan 2011, 06:57
2 LSE MSc Finance / Finance & Economics Job Opportunities? siabran 5 11 Jun 2009, 05:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

LSE MSc Finance or Finance&Economics

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.