I'm considering a MSc in Finance in London, but I don't know which one
is right for me.
I'm 28, and I 'm a chilean industrial engineer. I've been working for
the las 4 years in company valuations, M&As and project valuation. I
want to go deeper in finances.....
So far, my options are:
1.- MSc Finance & Accounting; London School of Economics
2.- MSc Finance; London Business School (very expensive!)
3.- MSc Finance; Imperial College
I would like to have feed back about this. Which one is good? What are
their main strenghts? Are there any other good alternatives?
Plese, recommend one these schools! And tell me anything you think is
firstname.lastname@example.org (BabyRabbit) wrote in message
Thanks for your feed back.
regarding your questions:
-) I doesn't HAVE to be in London, but for personal reasons I'd really
prefer London. Maybe if I find something good and not expensive in
-) A MSc Financial Maths could be also a very good alternative. If you
have any ideas, please let me know.
MBA seems too general for me. I'm not interested in learning about
marketing or other courses you usually learn in these programs. I know
that finances is the thing for me. So, I want to focus on it. But
because I studied engineering, I feel I need a formal education on
finance (that's why I'm interested in MSc Finance)
Thank you for your answer.
MSc in Finance would, I think, be similar to what you are working in
now. MSc Financial Maths would prepare you to move into front/middle
office quant work/trading/risk management/consultantcy. You would need
good maths from an undergraduate engineering/science degree. I don't
know if that is your thing.
There are good courses in Edinburgh (Heriot-Watt), King's College
London, Warwick among others.
I suggest you look at the forums on wilmott.com as well.
On 25 Aug 2004 10:03:17 -0700, email@example.com (Pampero98)
The Sunday Times compile a 'university guide each fall - I found the
2003 results (guess the 2004 results are coming soon) through Google
at <URL: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,8403-815558,00.html .
Since you seem to be wanting to stay in London the LSE seems to get
the top rating (or at least has done every year since 1999).
Now which is the 'best' university is of course depending on what
criteria you would consider the most important.
The 'Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education' "reviews the
quality of higher education" and whereas I haven't heard of them
before perhaps you will find something useful on their website at
<URL: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/ .
I got my MSc from the LSE, and I've found that simply having the LSE
on my CV has helped me a lot, never mind if I actually learnt
anything. In many respects this of course is quite important..
As the other posters have pointed out it would probably be useful for
you to be more specific about what sort of jobs you are looking for
after your MSc, it might well be that a quant oriented MSc is better
in terms of career prospects.
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