University of Edinburg Business School Vs Imperial College Business School MSc Programs

As an International applicant with around 3 years of work experience in Financial Research and Trading, I'm having a tough time evaluating my two offers. I am a FinTech enthusiast and my post-graduation goal is to work at a FinTech startup in the Strategy / Policy /Business Development domains. I have the following offers:

  1. Imperial College Business School - MSc Finance & Accounting (Had applied to Msc FinTech but couldn't get that)

  2. University of Edinburgh (Business School) - MSc Finance, Technology, Policy

Edinburgh costs marginally lower but I'm a little concerned about the difference in opportunities. However, the curriculum at Edinburgh suits me better. I am looking for an informed opinion on the two programs with respect to employment opportunities, location (dis)advantages, and ROI. Any feedback about the programs will be of help too.

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Apr 3, 2021 - 6:15pm

Not 100% sure here.

In general for startups your network and what you know matters way more than what/where you study. Start writing industry benchmarking/reports etc, know quite a few friends that got into VC (& I assume you can also land something at a startup) this way.

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