Are British top schools' master program good break-ins for FO in the US?

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Undergraduate from a non-target public schools with a 3.88 GPA. Looking into programs in schools such as LES and Oxford. Im wondering if this will be a good breakin for US banks, funds in NYC, Chicago, etc.

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Jun 6, 2017

yeah LSE, LBS and Oxford are well know in the US. Still it is quite hard for internationals because of Visa issues

Jun 6, 2017

Yea. I know the working permit is hard to get in London. Is it possible to carry the degree back to the states or interview for US positions while studying in london?

Jun 6, 2017

If you can get into LSE and Oxford why not just go to a top US school if the US is your end game? Seems kind of pointless to move to the UK to study just to move back once you're done

Jun 6, 2017

One of the reasons is the cost. US top mbas cost around 160k for tuition. Working in London might be hard but I am also fine with HK , Singapore and Shanghai besides returning to the us.

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Jun 6, 2017

I'd defer the year of entry to September 2013, because if you don't get into LSE (very likely to happen for Economics), you could have quite an exposure having cancelled your Imperial offer.

Regarding likelihood of getting into US IBs, I don't see it happening unless you have a US passport/ transfer to a US college to finish your degree.

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Jun 6, 2017

Imperial physics is a very highly rated degree from employers. Its not worth losing a year for a potential transfer to LSE.

Jun 6, 2017
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