UK v/s Europe masters for London

Hello, I am currently entering my 2nd year of engineering in India and wish to pursue MSC finance/MiM upon graduation. Given the new 2 year psw and brexit already done,would a UK masters from a semi target be better than a target European school? Although I think I could make it to atleast 2 targets with my would be profile(think Warwick,lbs)

I don't know European languages and wish to work in London only. I look to do atleast 2 internships before graduation and learn tools like excel,R,SAS,Python, tableau,etc.

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Jun 7, 2020 - 9:12am
EVADCFer, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are you in a top school in India? Do you really have a strong finance profile to be considered for Masters in Finance? There are a lot of variables that your "I can make it to at least two UK targets" statement depends on.

Let's break it down. Let' suppose you are in Amity, or any other top500 world universities that you've got in India. Why don't you do internships at a BB in India, then spend 2-3 years as an analyst there once you graduate (and even here it is very competitive given the large pool of applicants). Then come to WSO again and ask for the advice for decent Masters to level up your chances of landing an associate role in UK. See you in 4-5 years, if you don't change your mind by then? Good luck there anyways.

  • Prospect in Other
Jun 7, 2020 - 11:19am

To be fair I don't think you can get into FO in India, it's practically non-existent, so unless you want him to be asso 2 of extremelybackofficejobposition for 20k a year..

Jun 7, 2020 - 6:00pm
invbankker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Worthless comment, full of BS. Given that OP actually has a realistic shot at UK tagets: 1. There is no valid reason to (after clearing the intense competition for few FO-roles) first work in India and then apply for a MSF in the UK. 2. Very rare to exit banking -> do an MSF -> end up as an associate in London.

My advice would be to apply to UK schools (straight after completed B.Tech) rather than other EU schools for the reasons outlined in the comment below.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 7, 2020 - 5:13pm

The business MSc landscape for IB in London is as follows: - LSE, LBS, Oxford, HEC, (INSEAD?) - Bocconi, Imperial, Cambridge - UCL, Manheim, EBS, IE, ESADE, St Gallen, ESSEC, ESCP - Other schools (EDHEC, EM Lyon, KU Leuven, WHU, Warwick, KCL, NHH, CBS, IMD, etc.)

It's not so much about which country you study in but how good the school is. That said, as you won't be able to work in continental Europe without speaking the language, I would pretty much go to any of the top UK unis over similarly ranked continental Europe universities. Especially as top tier UK unis are well renowned in India. I wouldn't pick Warwick/KCL over any top target European uni though.

As of this year, banks couldn't care less about Brexit for recruiting. 70% of my incoming EB class is from continental Europe. Not sure that this will change. Just make sure to enquire about visa requirements coming from a non-UK uni.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 8, 2020 - 9:16am

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