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Ms Finance : LBS v/s MIT

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New post 12 Dec 2013, 02:46
Hi All

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?

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Re: Ms Finance : LBS v/s MIT [#permalink]

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New post 19 Jan 2014, 08:56
To be Frank, both are equally good and you would do well at either place. Having said that if I were you would choose MIT over LBS simply because US has more jobs.

The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ?

Re: Ms Finance : LBS v/s MIT   [#permalink] 19 Jan 2014, 08:56
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