MSc Finance Cranfield Vs Bayes (Cass) vs Queen Mary University

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Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my question.

Cranfield course:…
Bayes course:…
Queen Mary:…

I have the choice of pursuing an MSc in finance from these three universities and I am confused about which one will be the best, as QS rankings and FT rankings are inconsistent.

Cranfield: QS Ranking 9th in UK, FT ranking 8th in UK
Bayes: QS Ranking 13th in UK, FT ranking 5th in UK
Queen: Both ranking authorities have it quite low or not at all.

(going to 2021 & 2020 year's rankings in FT Bayes stays consistent, Cranfield drops to a lower ranking in 2021and does not exist in 2020 rankings)

QS ranking site used:…

FT ranking:

My goal is to get a job and settle in the UK, I want a job in private equity/Investment banking/Financial consultancy like M&A services. So the university that has a better employer reputation and higher salary avg is preferred. I also prefer London because of networking opportunities and part-time work for a skilled worker like myself.

I am also an ACCA member to give some background info, and I have worked with EY for 2 years as an Auditor.

Thank you for reading my question, and for your advice.

Comments (3)

  • Associate 2 in Consulting

All of the are very lacklustre options, and would probably be a waste of money especially if you're an international (which it appears you are) as that'll make it already harder for you to get a role. FT/QS rankings don't mean much in reality.

You're better off lateraling within EY to move to their TAS/M&A team and doing a year there, which will give you some relevant work experience to boost your profile. Otherwise, you need to go to Oxford/Cambridge/LSE etc to have any real chance.

fmsgamer007, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thank you for your advice, but given my circumstances, I have to choose one, so basically if one would choose one of them what would be the best option? 

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  • Associate 2 in Consulting

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