Recommend an MSc in Finance in London

Hi!
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 important!
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does it have to be London?
Kings, City (CASS) and ISMA Reading do courses also.
What do you want to be doing in 3 years time?
Have you considered MBA or MSc Financial Maths?
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com (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 different place...
-) 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.
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I'd post this in alt.uk.a-levels as well - lots of knowledgeable people there.
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I'll do it. Thank you for the tip.
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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.
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On 25 Aug 2004 10:03:17 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Pampero98) wrote:

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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Guttorm

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Thank you, great advice.
My idea is to move to the banking or consulting indutry. Currently I'm working in a minning company.
Did you take the MSc Finance and Accounting?
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