Canadian Grad Schools Right After Graduation

US schools seem too expensive for me, and I think I would stay in canada despite the BB being in USA. I am at a non target and I want to break into banking and think by going to a grad program it will give me access to recruiters to help me break in. Know of any good programs?

So far this is what I am looking at:
York Schulich MFin
UToronto Rotman MFin
Waterloo Quantitative Finance
McMaster or Laurier Co op MBA

From what I heard a MBA is more valuable, but I know many top schools do not accept ppl straight after undergrad. I am more inclined to do a MBA because if I do not break into banking I can fall back on F500, though it does not seem like much in comparison. So I am left looking at tier two MBA programs or Master programs like MFin.

Advice guys? i am open to criticism

Comments (5)

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:50am
legitpro, what's your opinion? Comment below:

^easier said then done. I rather not be like a business analyst, or an accountant for 2-3 yrs. I want to be an investment analyst, and if you haven't noticed they are not so easy to get

Feb 11, 2013 - 8:54pm
wikileaks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You want to be an investment analyst? That's someone who generates alpha. The MBA at one of those mentioned schools is not going to help you...

Feb 11, 2013 - 8:58pm
mrb87, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Wikileaks has a point. Without work experience, you will be a liability for asset managers/hedge funds/PE firms and it's unlikely you'd be hired. MBA won't change that, though it could get you a banking job that would then enable you to move over to the buyside.

I would recommend Rotman as the best all-around choice. I'm not sure if Laurier has a co-op program for master's students but the undergrad one is known for placing people into junior investment management roles, so that could be an option, too.

Apr 25, 2013 - 11:58am
dec-jun-jun, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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