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New post 24 Mar 2019, 08:08
Hi Folks,

I am an aspiring MSF student. I have admits from 4 colleges so far:
1) Rady-UCSD: Also have a scholarship of $40k
2) University of Illinois- Urbana Champagne
3) Olin School-Quant Finance Track
4) SSE Stockholm (2 year program as opposed to 15 months for all the other 3)

Which college do you think I should join?
I am an Indian Chartered Accountant with close to 2 years of work experience in a big 4 (audit). GMAT 730. TOFL 110.
Looking for a career switch from public accunting to finance.

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aparimit94 wrote:
Hi Folks,

I am an aspiring MSF student. I have admits from 4 colleges so far:
1) Rady-UCSD: Also have a scholarship of $40k
2) University of Illinois- Urbana Champagne
3) Olin School-Quant Finance Track
4) SSE Stockholm (2 year program as opposed to 15 months for all the other 3)

Which college do you think I should join?
I am an Indian Chartered Accountant with close to 2 years of work experience in a big 4 (audit). GMAT 730. TOFL 110.
Looking for a career switch from public accunting to finance.

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Hi, Ranking and brand wise Olin is far ahead of all other schools. For your GMAT score, you will scholarship also. Check with admission team. All the best :thumbup:
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aparimit94 wrote:
Hi Folks,

I am an aspiring MSF student. I have admits from 4 colleges so far:
1) Rady-UCSD: Also have a scholarship of $40k
2) University of Illinois- Urbana Champagne
3) Olin School-Quant Finance Track
4) SSE Stockholm (2 year program as opposed to 15 months for all the other 3)

Which college do you think I should join?
I am an Indian Chartered Accountant with close to 2 years of work experience in a big 4 (audit). GMAT 730. TOFL 110.
Looking for a career switch from public accunting to finance.

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Hello aparimit94

First congrats on admission :thumbup:


Your GMAT and TOEFL score are great, however unimportant here anymore after admission.


In general Olin Quant Finance Track is certainly best option.

I can see that option would cost you $87,880.


On the other hand, minimum cost for Rady would be around $63,440 for 52 units.

If we add scholarship of $40k on top of that, seems like awesome opportunity. ;)

I went through both curriculum and they are both good, Rady does offer something similar as Olin Quant Finance Track.

They are both STEM which is a good thing.

And you cannot beat the weather in San Diego with St. Louis :cool:


Now if we consult rankings, FT says you can expect $85,000 average salary after graduation at Olin vs. only $52,250 after Rady:

http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolra ... ience-2018

That alone kinda offset higher initial investment in Olin.


Verdict, if money is not issue for you, you should go to Olin. :idea:



Good Luck on becoming a Quant :geek: :cool:
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New post 25 Mar 2019, 00:44
Thanks billionaire. What do you think about the Stockholm School of Economics? I know that it's not as quant oriented as the other 3, but it seems that they have a high ranking (18) and alumini all across major corporations in Europe. Do you think I should consider that? The visa situation is also a little better in Sweden.

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aparimit94 wrote:
Thanks billionaire. What do you think about the Stockholm School of Economics? I know that it's not as quant oriented as the other 3, but it seems that they have a high ranking (18) and alumini all across major corporations in Europe. Do you think I should consider that? The visa situation is also a little better in Sweden.

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Hi aparimit94

You should absolutely consider Stockholm School of Economics, especially if Europe is your target.

It is well known and respected school in Europe and also very well known school on Wall Street among Quants due to respeced and famous alumni who have prove themselves on highest level there.

Sweden is awesome country for living and working.

I can see they also offer double degree option with Bocconi. :thumbup:

I went through curriculum and it is just fine, some interesting electives there.


It is hard to distinguish between Europe and America in terms of living, it comes to personal preference.

Of course different parts/cities in America bring very different experience, good or less good, same as in Europe....although Western Europe in general has very good standard of living and more humane version of capitalism.

I cannot answer that question for you, it is personal decision. ;)


What is certain in Europe you will experience less financial pressure and affordable and good social care...it is also more family friendly environment...especially Sweden.

In Sweden they all speak English, my friend studied there.


Good Luck with decision :cool:
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