Canadian Grad Schools Right After Graduation

US schools seem too expensive for me, and I think I would stay in canada despite the BB being in USA. I am at a non target and I want to break into banking and think by going to a grad program it will give me access to recruiters to help me break in. Know of any good programs?

So far this is what I am looking at:
York Schulich MFin
UToronto Rotman MFin
Waterloo Quantitative Finance
McMaster or Laurier Co op MBA

From what I heard a MBA is more valuable, but I know many top schools do not accept ppl straight after undergrad. I am more inclined to do a MBA because if I do not break into banking I can fall back on F500, though it does not seem like much in comparison. So I am left looking at tier two MBA programs or Master programs like MFin.

Advice guys? i am open to criticism

Comments (5)

Jan 26, 2013

get a job for a few years and then you will get more benefit from grad school

Jan 27, 2013

^easier said then done. I rather not be like a business analyst, or an accountant for 2-3 yrs. I want to be an investment analyst, and if you haven't noticed they are not so easy to get

Feb 11, 2013

You want to be an investment analyst? That's someone who generates alpha. The MBA at one of those mentioned schools is not going to help you...

Feb 11, 2013

Wikileaks has a point. Without work experience, you will be a liability for asset managers/hedge funds/PE firms and it's unlikely you'd be hired. MBA won't change that, though it could get you a banking job that would then enable you to move over to the buyside.

I would recommend Rotman as the best all-around choice. I'm not sure if Laurier has a co-op program for master's students but the undergrad one is known for placing people into junior investment management roles, so that could be an option, too.

Apr 25, 2013