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Ms Finance : LBS v/s MIT [#permalink]
12 Dec 2013, 01:46
Need to decide b/w LBS and MIT Masters in Finance
My profile is as below
1. 5yrs working experience in a I-Bank in India. Working as a Senior Associate in Finance domain 2. Qualification: CA , CFA 3. GMAT score: 760
Answer to few question which you might think
Goal after MS? Desire after MS is to get into Trading or into a frontoffice profiles. Currently part of Middle office group
Why not MBA ? Subjects like Sixsigma and other management topics bores me to death and i want to go into hardcore finance job.
Why not NYU Stern or Princeton ? Its because these are more of Quant based. I am a commerce guy so don't have any prior programming language experience like C++ or Matlab which is a prerequisites for such programmes. Even MIT programme is Quant based but its not that much as that of NYU and Princeton
Why MS when i am already a CFA? I guess US and UK colleges are too proud of their institutes so they don't believe in talking people outside famous colleges. I would be going there more for Brand and connectivity they have with corporates. I have never thought study as an expenditure but i think its a life time investment and with both brand being so big in nature , i am willing to take this chance.
Now regarding the choice of colleges, had 4 colleges in my list out of which 2 of theirs replies are pending and 2 are converted
1. IE business school : Already admitted but dropped myself because Spain employment and economic scenario is really bad
2. HEC Paris: Same because of employment issues post MS. Havent dropped myself out of it till now just as a backup.
now two colleges whose decisions are still pending are LBS and MIT which were top two in my target list. I think i have a decent chances of making in both of them. Can you guys suggest me which college has better employment strats. Below are few of my observations
MIT has 0-2yrs experience required which mightnot do justice to my qualification and experience but given that its in US and almost all big I-Banks are NY based, i think it would be a safe bet to go there in terms of employment
LBS has avg 5-6yrs experience in their MS finance class which is a big turnon for me v/s MIT. However, i don't know how is LBS placement.
Sorry for such a long post. Incase anyone is still awake after reading it - any suggestions?