1/24/16

Hi there!

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1/24/16

Among the continental schools you mentioned, Bocconi and HEC place very, very well and have strong networks in London. HSG is a very good school and I've heard it is quite rigorous. You can certainly end up in London from there as well but I would say it puts you at a slight disadvantage in terms of how represented the school is. LSE, Imperial and Warwick all place very well with the first 2 having a bit of an edge. I think you'll realize later on that it's much more about your networking efforts than which school you come from, though. They're all fine.

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1/24/16

Thanks for your reply! Do you consider UK schools and HEC/Bocconi superior to the Spanish universities in terms of job opportunities in London? Also, I believe that while my home university offers a good programme, some more international experience will improve my chances.

Regarding applications, do the programmes require industry experience?

1/27/16

I think HEC/Bocconi/HSG/CBS/SSE have an edge over the Spanish ones. These programs are pre-experience, but anything that shows interest in the industry is obviously an advantage. Having a good, logical plan in mind is most important for the interview.

1/25/16

Well, also think about WHERE you want to work. Europe is a HUGE place, with lots of countries :) (yeah although maybe you wouldn't want to go to Romania to study finance)

There's of course global prestige involved, but it would be silly to go to HEC if you wanted to work in Frankfurt. Regardless of global rankings within each country, there are B-schools/Universities that place very well (HEC in France, Mannheim/Frankfurt/Leipzig in Germany, St. Gallen in Switzerland, LSE in the UK, etc. etc.)

1/25/16

Try St Gallen, and Copenhagen Business School.

1/27/16

Well of your Target is London, how about UK schools? :) Masters in Finance of MBA could work: LSE, LBS, Oxford and Cambridge are kind of the Top-tier players. There are other good schools though as well like Imperial and Warwick, if you lack the stats. I wouldn't "worry" about LBS's program being new. It's like saying "Well I don't know if I should go to Harvard, cause they just started this new program" :)

1/27/16

Thanks for all the feedback!
I have a good GPA and a really good GMAT but I don't have work experience in banking. Is this a problem for UK schools?

1/27/16

Not unless you're applying to anything else than pre-experience programs

1/27/16

not hard

I was already so far beyond the point of no return that I couldn't remember what it had looked like when I had passed it.

1/27/16

It does not depend on your school. It does depend if you hold a VISA to work in UK or not. HEC, ESSEC, ESCP and Bocconi all place a lot of people in London (don't know about IE since their programs are quite new).

I'm grateful that I have two middle fingers, I only wish I had more.

1/27/16

If you dont hold a UK/EU Visa is quite tough. I did a MSF in a non UK School, IE/BOCCONI/HEC and I can assure you is quite tough. I made it but lots of my friends didnt. PM for more info.

1/27/16

If you have no work Visa, how difficult is it? Anyone have any experiences, or know people who have done it?

1/27/16

I am unsure how difficult it really is for Mexican nationals. I did meet a Mexican working for PwC who graduated from ESADE I think, who worked in London. So I assume its doable. I don't know how stressful it will be, though.

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1/27/16

I hear that only ten percent people in BB FO come from Non-UK school...

Sleep is for wimps

1/27/16

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