INSEAD MIM, Bocconi-China MIM, ESCP MIM, EDHEC MIM Financial Economics

Hi everyone,

I am an italian third year undergrad student at Bocconi. I will graduate this summer in the BSc in International Economics and Finance and I am interested in starting a career either in IB (M&A or ECM) or PE. Considering that I would like to work outside of Italy (at least when entering the job market) preferably in Switzerland or London, which of the above programs should I go for? (I have an offer from each of them)

I have very limited work experience (no big names nor small names on my CV) so I know I need to get some good internships. Also I think I need to get some additional international exposure since I did not get the chance to do it during my bachelor's because of the pandemic. Money is not an issue, I just want to make the best choice regardless of the price tag. 

Thanks in advance for your help! 

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Jun 22, 2021 - 8:02pm

If I was in your shoes, where is going to offer me the best chance at an internship given that is one of your concerns. Length helps, INSEAD being a shorter program may not work to your advantage in that regard. Similarly, I am not sure how China MIM places into London/Switzerland compared to the normal MIM or MSc Fin. 

I'm curious why you also do not consider ESSEC, HEC, or any UK schools. 

Jun 23, 2021 - 6:52am

Thanks for your answer hutcointraders.

Don't you believe that despite INSEAD being the shorter program it would be the best choice given that I would be able to take advantage of their name, career service and networking opportunities to try to leverage my way into IB/PE? 

Coming to your curiosity, I did consider UK schools but I just though my profile was not good enough and the same goes for HEC and ESSEC. A mistake I deeply regret now.

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