I've been admitted to all three of HEC, Bocconi and Essec MSc in Finance for the 2018 year. I hold a Finance/Mathematics double bachelor undergraduate from an Australian University and I'm trying to decide which course to accept and where to go.
The decision is part academic, part financial and part about the how studying at each of them is. Basically the difference are Bocconi is 2 years, Essec is 15 months and HEC is 10 months. I have a 50% tuition waver for Bocconi and Essec and HEC scholarships aren't out yet. Which means Bocconi is 13k Euro, Essec is 14k Euro and HEC is 30k Euro.
Has anyone had experience with these courses - including how there placement in London for non-Italian and non-French nationalities, the difference in prestige (namely between HEC and Bocconi), which is better for placement in portfolio management, how the class size and culture is and whether it's that grim living outside of Paris compared to in Milan.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.