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Some help with choice of school would be appreciated! [#permalink]
13 Jan 2014, 09:40
Hello dear forum members,
I've been in a bit of a conundrum as to which schools to apply for my Master's degree.
I'm very interested in either strategic management with a focus on entrepreneurship (got some xp doing the patent/fundraising bit for an idea of mine - turned out to a bit of a downer when the major investor told us to drop out of school and work on it full time if he was going to sign on the dotted for 2 mill dollars). I would love to join private equity and re-create some of that magic by helping others and sharing.
However, there is also a small part in me that wants to learn as much as possible about this subject of finance. I have a bachelors degree majoring in finance and my exchange experience has taught me quite a bit more and piqued my interest in the more mathematical and theoretical side. I do not believe I have the math skills to be able to take up quantitative finance though and thus I am here to ask you guys a bit more.
Are there any schools in your opinion that strike a good balance between theoretical education and practicality in the field of finance? I would love to have good teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching rather than some guy/lady who is forced to do it!
I'm from Asia and the drive for grades here is a bit stifling - I found it hard to learn when it seemed like everyone just wanted to be one better than you. I know its like that all over the world - but some parts in Asia are quite over the top. I would preferably want to go to some good European business schools that offer a master's in finance where I could learn the theoretical aspects of it and enjoy my experience as well!
Did some research and I came across some of these schools - I would love if some of you kind souls could offer an insight into any of the schools listed below or even about those not listed. I am looking for advice/knowledge about teaching methodology/atmosphere of the classes/friendliness of fellow students and probably reputation of the schools as well. Thank you all so much!!
Stockholm School of Economics University of Lausanne - HEC Lausanne Aalto School of Business University of St Gallen Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Thank you again!
Some help with choice of school would be appreciated!
13 Jan 2014, 09:40