EDHEC vs Bocconi

I got accepted to EDHEC MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking (18 months), and Bocconi MSc in AFC (2 years in italian). I have to make a choice in a week.

Short profile summary:
I know both Italian and French
I have just completed a Bachelor in Economics and Finance in English at Bocconi.
I want to stay in Europe/UK after obtaining my degree.
I would like to work in Corporate Finance.

Could You please share your insights on the programs? Which is more internationally recognized?

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 28, 2022 - 8:51am

Being a former EDHEC student, working at a top US BB, I tend to say that Bocconi is better.

You see much more Bocconi alumnis in banking in London. However EDHEC placement is not that bad either, and a recent thought I had was: how many students are there at Bocconi ? I don't have the answer, but EDHEC's MSc in Corporate Finance has only c.230 students, and c.350 if you take the whole Master's in Financial Economics. This might be a data point to consider when looking at the respective number of alumnis in top firms.

+ life in Nice is so sweet

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 28, 2022 - 9:40am

Graduating from the mentioned Edhec course above soon.

Just to give you a general overview. Recruiters obviously prefer students from the Grand École program. If you don't have relevant work experience in big four audit/TS or in investment banking already, it will be a long shot for you to get into a BB. Looking at my class, many settle with boutiques and B4 TS.

So based on your work experience, the program could get you one step ahead, but not two.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 29, 2022 - 4:20am

I mean, most of the French I knew settled in the Francophone area. Internationals who don't speak french kinda scatter all around continental Europe. Only one UK BB placement comes to my head for now.

Jun 30, 2022 - 2:51am
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

French people trying to defend a school that is number 5 in France has no sense at all...

  • Analyst 1 in ER
Jun 30, 2022 - 6:18am

Don't know about the AFC program, but from the MSc Finance program at Bocconi, most that wanted to go to London were able this year (mostly to boutiques). Also, seeing as you're a girl - all the girls I got to know from the program (around 15) secured BB positions. Literally all of them.

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