Is Ivey business still worth it?
So for a bit of context, my short-term goal right now is to land a job in investment banking. Given that I’m unsure of what I want to do in the long term, I like the breadth of exit opportunities presented by the job.
Doing some research, I stumbled upon Ivey which seems to be the top business program in Canada. However, I wanted to know the placement level for investment banking (+ Big 6) and consulting ( + T2) relative to the class size. Given that it’s a pain to get the HB1 ( I’m an international), I’ll be focusing on the Canadian market. In that regard, is Ivey still worth it? What I mean by this is its domestic placement still strong relative to the class size?
I ask this as international fees are quite high and I want to ensure I’m making a wise decision as I know that Ivey earned its notoriety as a consequence of it’s elite US pipelines. However, when you take this out of the equation, is it still worth it?
Also, if US recruitment from ivey is still possible for internationals, please let me know!
Edit: My other consideration is to do Social Sciences at UCL (can’t do+ STEM due to maths prediction). I know that UCL is a much better university than western but when it comes to placement, I’m scared that studying social sciences will push me behind Econ + Stem in recruiting making it even harder to break in and that’s only made worse by the tough competition from the 5 other targets whereas Ivey HBA is the top course at the number one target in the country.