Doubts about LSE MSc Finance

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Hi, I have just received an offer for the LSE MSc Finance but I am a little bit skeptical about it, I therefore have some queries.
Provided that my goal is working in investment banking,

1) How big is the class size?

2) Is the competition to high since there are many finance related Master's and most of the people have the same goal? So how difficult it would be to land interviews with a non-finance bachelor ( management engineering) and with a non ibd related experience ?
( I have a 6 months internship in real estate investment management division )

3) Would it be possible to apply for SA position even if the programme ends in june?

Thanks a lot

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United Kingdom

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Apr 3, 2020

It's a great programme, on par with the other top European programmes (Oxford MFE, LBS MFA) and will give you excellent opportunities if you leverage it well. Congrats

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Apr 3, 2020

1) Not sure
2) Yes, competition will be high but there are literally hundreds or thousands of students applying to IB positions across Europe so having an extra hundred or so from that class won't change much. Quantitative background like Engineering are sought after in IB (especially in countries like France or Italy). Combining that with a target MFin at LSE is bound to make you valuable.
3) Probably - you can mention this in interviews and see if you can start then. LSE exams end in June on paper but depending on your modules you could be done by mid-May.

Having said that, this MFin is still incredibly sought after in IB so I would recommend you attend.

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Apr 3, 2020

Yes you are right, competion is high, and competing with 300 people is surely better than competing with 30000 guys. But what do you think about the LSE MFin compared with HEC one? The HEC class is small and the MFin is by far its flagship program

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 3, 2020

If you have the option to do the MIF at HEC I would highly recommend it if your goal is IB/PE. The course there is much more practical than the one at LSE and there are a lot of classes on M&A, PE, and excel modelling you can take. If you think you would be interested in any area outside of IB/PE I don't think HEC would be the best choice. I did the MIF last year and can't think of any strong IB that didn't have at least one person from our class going there.

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Apr 4, 2020

For London the LSE MFin would be better, for Paris HEC. Pan-Europe, not sure...I would dare say LSE but having studied in the UK I am biased.

Apr 3, 2020

HEC class is not as small as it seems. There's MIF (100 people) + MiM year 2 who choose MIF (80 people) + a bunch of people who want to do finance in their year 1 and other similar programs. Just FYI.

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