First the good news: I got accepted to all 3 B-schools I applied to.
Rotman (University of Toronto)
Schulich (York University)
DeGroote (McMaster University)
Itâ€™s been such a long application process but it paid off in the end
The bad news is that itâ€™s so hard deciding where to go!
A quick overview of my situation: my background is in Computer Science and Iâ€™m interested in a career in Finance. Iâ€™m leaning towards Risk Management and Financial Engineering as my specialization, ultimately down the road I would like to become a trader in Bay Street or Wall Street.
McMaster is out of question because itâ€™s no where close to the other two by any standards, it was basically my safety school.
Schulich has been very solid in the rankings and has a very solid program in finance. It will also cost me much less with a lower tuition and a scholarship they offered me.
Rotman seems to get a more favorable response from my contacts in the financial industry here in Toronto and overall appears to have a better finance program. They also have a â€œTrading Labâ€