Bocconi Vs. EDHEC Vs. ESCP

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Hi everyone!

I have to choose among MSc in Finance at Bocconi, MiM Financial Economics at EDHEC and MiM at ESCP.
Given that I would like to work in Corporate Finance either in Paris or Milan, I don't know which to choose.

Bocconi's master is highly ranked and has a great name in Italy, but it would be taught in Italian, while I completed my BSc in Economics and Finance completely in English, so I fear I might have troubles in studying financial courses in another language, even I speak it natively.

Regarding the two French schools, they're both very high ranked, especially EDHEC for finance, and probable a better placement in Paris, but I'm afraid that if I decided to work in Milan I might be disadvantaged with respect to Bocconi students.

What do you think?

Thanks!

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Apr 13, 2019
vist97:

Hi everyone!

I have to choose among MSc in Finance at Bocconi, MiM Financial Economics at EDHEC and MiM at ESCP.
Given that I would like to work in Corporate Finance either in Paris or Milan, I don't know which to choose.

Bocconi's master is highly ranked and has a great name in Italy, but it would be taught in Italian, while I completed my BSc in Economics and Finance completely in English, so I fear I might have troubles in studying financial courses in another language, even I speak it natively.

Regarding the two French schools, they're both very high ranked, especially EDHEC for finance, and probable a better placement in Paris, but I'm afraid that if I decided to work in Milan I might be disadvantaged with respect to Bocconi students.

What do you think?

Thanks!

You are basically stating that you fear to attend a programme in Italian and that your native language is Italian. Find a good doctor lad

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Apr 14, 2019

I know but I've been studying in English for all my university career and I've already talked to some people who had troubles in readjusting and going back to courses taught in Italian. I am afraid of that, especially because the Bocconi MSc in Finance is quite challenging.

Apr 15, 2019
VIX97:

I know but I've been studying in English for all my university career and I've already talked to some people who had troubles in readjusting and going back to courses taught in Italian. I am afraid of that, especially because the Bocconi MSc in Finance is quite challenging.

Trust me: it is not a problem to switch. Italian is still your native language, you just have to learn some specific terms. It would be a problem maybe if you had to do oral exam but, as far as I am aware, there are not oral test in the programme you mentioned. Maybe some projects, group discussions etc. but it is not a big deal. Go for it!

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Apr 13, 2019

MSc Finance at Bocconi is miles above other programs. Especially ESCP's MiM

The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket

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Apr 14, 2019
The Original Mark Hannah:

MSc Finance at Bocconi is miles above other programs. Especially ESCP's MiM

In terms of curriculum and rigour, you are totally right mate. But why does ESCP have this great placement? They study bullshit but, in the end, they manage to get the job (not only IBD or consulting, I have seen plenty of guys getting offers in S&T at BB).

Apr 17, 2019

What about EDHEC?
I mean it's true the business school itself is not top tier, but for finance they've been getting a top ranking for the last 4/5 years.

Apr 17, 2019
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