BB IB goal; MSc Finance at Imperial or Area Studies at Oxford?

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Rank: Baboon | banana points 105

Hey guys,

My goal is to work in BB IB post Masters. If I got a choice of offers between an Area Studies subject at Oxford vs. a MSc in Finance at Imperial Business School, which one should I choose? Does the extra street cred from Oxford outweigh the more practical degree from Imperial?

Background: Got two M&A internships and one structured finance internship on my CV. Also got top of class results from my undergrad major in Finance (from a non-target) and an exchange in Asia.

Comments (6)

Aug 26, 2018

What is your GMAT?

Aug 24, 2018
etx:

What is your GMAT?

These dont require GMAT

Aug 26, 2018

Would you say that your GPA was weighted far higher than your stellar work experience? Is there a disadvantage in not submitting GMAT?

From what I know, Imperial Msc Finance is quite a respected degree. Which Area Studies course were you looking at?

Aug 24, 2018
etx:

Would you say that your GPA was weighted far higher than your stellar work experience? Is there a disadvantage in not submitting GMAT?

From what I know, Imperial Msc Finance is quite a respected degree. Which Area Studies course were you looking at?

Area studies is focused on India. I don't know if not submitting GPA is harmful, but I am pretty sure that unless you have an excellent CV it certainly hurts your chances

Aug 24, 2018

Bump, input would be awesome, need to already apply for scholarships soon

Sep 2, 2018