EDHEC vs RSM vs NHH vs LSE (Financial Statistics)

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Which programme is better in terms of acquiring a job in Asset Management and consequently in a hedge fund abroad after graduation? Got the offers in all these unis. I am a finance undergrad from Russia, 6 months semi-related work experience (finance, business analysis, marketing management). The programmes are EDHEC MSc Financial Markets, RSM MSc Finance and Investments, NHH (Norwegian School of Economics) MSc Finance, LSE MSc Financial Statistics.

Would be very grateful for your advice!!!

Eastern Europe
United Kingdom

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Apr 7, 2016

edhec > rsm > nhh

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Apr 7, 2016

EDHEC is rather suspicious one, as to me, because they call me almost every day and try to convince to accept their offer. Can you comment on that, does that indicate something bad???

Apr 7, 2016

I don't think it is such a big deal, I can understand that they want you to accept their offer especially if your profile interests them.
If you go on LinkedIn you will see a lot of EDHEC guys in London in very good banks. Rotterdam is also very good and known to be a target.

I saw that you added LSE to your initial post; I think that should be your number 1.

Apr 8, 2016

I am very doubt about LSE due to several reasons:
1. The programme is not the top one - MSc Financial Statictics is not like MSc Finance (is it still better for a career than top financial programmes in RSM and EDHEC?)
2. I am not a EU citizen and therefore i can't stay in London after graduation for some time to look for career opportunities which means that if I do not find a job during a year of studies, i will be compelled to return back home. While, in France or Holland i will have the opportunity to look for a job for an additional year after graduation. (do you think the chances to get a job during a year of studies in London are high enough? taking into account current job market recession in London)

Apr 7, 2016

I also considered between LSE and EDHEC last year and finally picked LSE.

I think it depends on in which country you would like to work after your MSc. LSE is reputable not only in Europe but also in US and Asia. EDHEC is also well-known in Europe especially in finance area. EDHEC is also famous for its supportive career service. So if you are interested in working in Europe, both are good options. Sorry I don't know about the other two schools very much.

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Apr 8, 2016

normally would recommend you to go to LSE no matter what the actual programme is. Job application most likely will take place over the summer into the fall already and if you dont have something lined up by then it will become very difficult, and from your Visa situation it appears you would loose the chance to recruit again in the fall after you graduate which may be a risk.

Both EDHEC and RSM have pretty well placed alumni across the board in the UK (again probably more biased towards French people for EDHEC and to a lesser degree Dutch from RSM). As far as I remember EDHEC also has a campus in Nice so if you can spend some time there thats obviously pretty nice.

Apr 8, 2016

LSE recruiting is very strong; take the LSE offer if you can.

Apr 10, 2016

Unless you can speak French or Dutch as fluently as a native, getting a job in those countries would be much harder than in London.

Nov 16, 2016