Insight needed about City College, London (Bayes Business School)
Just received my first offer today to study finance at Bayes Business School, formerly known as Cass. This is the first offer I've received so far from the UK and I'm currently awaiting replies from UCL, Durham, St Andrews, and Edinburgh (all for Finance).
Out of curiosity, what is WSO's consenus on Bayes? Is it a semi-target? and in general, how well does it place in IB compared to schools such as Queen Mary?
I'm now starting to entertain the idea of attending uni in London so if anybody here has studied at Bayes or knows the market well please feel free to give me any advice/info/insight whatsoever!
Del19mocs, sorry there are no responses yet. Maybe one of these topics can point you in the right direction:
Hope that helps.
P.s. Queen Marys isn't in the same league as Bayes for grad positions
Thank you so much for the info! Apologies for not being clear enough in my post but I am applying as an undergrad. I've gotten an offer from Bayes Finance and applied for management science at UCL (a rather new course I believe and probably also a lot of internationals). I personally have a lot of friends studying around the London area so I'm not to concerned about the large percentage of internationals. However, I can imagine that a lot of them tend to group together and not attempt to integrate with the UK students which is a shame.
Would you say that it's a positive thing that the Bayes classes are small? I believe that I read online that there are only 50 students in my course. I would imagine that there would be less competition to break into certain Finance roles compared to Uni's such as UCL because of this.
what r ur grades?
Currently attending high school in Scandinavia and my grades are solid, predicted 19/20.
Would be closer to 20/20 but my grades took a hit my first year as I was transitioning from the English curriculum to my national system.
Anyhow, I meet the entry requirement for all the courses I've applied to but I dont go above and beyond them if that makes sense.
not considered a top uni in the UK, in london alone viewed as lesser than imperial/lse/ucl/kcl. havent met anyone from cass in my bank. of the unis you listed have met the most from ucl/durham. st A's and edinburgh are viewed well tho as the top 2 scottish unis.
UCL and don't look back. Cass has never really had a strong reputation at both PG/UG and the only people I've ever seen at good shops out of their PG had target or semi-target UG and just went to Cass to buy time/get distinctions. To the other posters point, CASS does NOT have a stronger reputation in finance than UCL at either UG or Msc level. What it does have, is a student body with hardo-levels of career orientation which gets some PGs/UGs decent placements through sheer force of will. I saw no one from Cass at my IBD AC (BSB/MM) and I frankly believe it doesn't possess a lot of brand power. The recent name change doesn't help things either.
The only university on your list that could potentially turn heads a) within AND outside finance and b) if you ever LEAVE the UK, is UCL. Management science is fine; places well from what I see on LinkedIn. If you get great grades and don't mind wasting a year, you could also consider reapplying to OX/LSE while at UCL, as opposed to taking a gap year.
Thank you! I appreciate your response. I'm hoping for UCL but incase things don't work out, what do you believe would be the second best option considering my list?
Second best would be Durham. Would suggest following that up with a masters from LSE/Ox but i'd say it's easily Durham.
For overall opportunities/ prestige domestically and globally:
St Andrews/Edin (literally pick on interest)
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