Irish, UK and Dutch Universities for Wealth & Asset Management

Currently final year University College Dublin Commerce student. My grades for previous years were 2nd class honours but so far this semester I am on track for a first but it will be difficult to maintain. Also did Erasmus in Bocconi last year and EY summer internship if that will help my applications.

Looking to break into asset management, in ideally US (but would settle for UK or Ireland for a while). I'm considering doing an Msc Finance. Since tuition in the US is too expensive what are your thoughts on the places listed below? I think with my GPA it'd be impossible for me to get into Oxbridge, LSE, LSB, or Warwick.

Cass, King's College London, UCL are all my top choices because of the networking opportunities in London and I presume they sound better to American recruiters. However, I imagine they are tough to get into?

After that I'd say UCD or Edinburgh. UCD looks like a better programme but there are lots of asset managers in Scotland plus it would be a cool new city for me.
Then Trinity College or Manchester

After that I'm not really considering other UK schools, I know many provide a fine education but even the likes of Bath, Bristol, Durham, Cranfield, Notts are unheard of even in Ireland.

I'm also looking at some Dutch schools, those being Rotterdam, Maastricht, Amsterdam because tuition is super low and I hear you can work in NL without Dutch? Also these courses only last a year and that's why I'm not considering France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria or Scandanavia.

Any advice on how hard getting into these places are and the advantages they give in recruitment would be really appreciated!

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