Hustling my way into IB in London
Hi, it's my first post but I've been lurking here for some time and would very much appreciate if someone could give me his opinion.
I will graduate this year with the equivalent of a bachelor of business administration from a no-name university in a no-name country, and although I have top grades, breaking into IB in London looked to me like a distant dream until recent developments. I got offers to study for an MSc at LSE in Management and at Imperial College in Finance.
My question is: should I go to LSE for the alumni network or Imperial for the programme course?
Hustling my way into IB will require a lot of networking and I know LSE is better in that regard. If I choose electives in corporate finance, would I make it to the interview? I plan to target boutiques first, gain IB experience and try to get a BB off-cycle internship.
The Imperial course includes modules about derivatives and portfolio management, and I feel like I wouldn't have much time left to do internship hunting and networking, so I'd really like to know if it is doable to pass the screening with an MSc from LSE in the field of management. Thank you.