Ivey vs Warwick

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I'm in a huge dilemma. Essentially I have to choose between international management with finance at the University of Warwick in the UK or Ivey aeo status. Ultimately I want a career in IB at a BB/EB, but then again, I want to enjoy my university experience and have no regrets. Is the IB scene big in Toronto compared to London? Should I take the risk and be an AEO. Any insight would be beneficial.

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May 9, 2020

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May 9, 2020

As far as I can see, Warwick is perhaps the strongest non-London/Oxbridge target uni in the UK (maybe Durham is better?). They send a lot of students to BBs and EBs. A quick LinkedIn search will reveal that - they also land very well in Big 4, and other Corp Dev roles so you really can't go wrong with them.

Warwick isn't actually in Warwick, but in Coventry which is a bit dead, but as a campus university, you can still have an enjoyable time or head down to Birmingham/Leamington Spa if you really want a nice night out.

London's IB scene is massive compared to Toronto! Literally no comparison. Pretty much every noteworthy bank has an office there, from all BBs, and most EBs, in addition to other smaller boutiques.

I don't know enough about Ivey, but if you do decide with Warwick, then you can't go wrong. Good luck!

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  • Associate 2 in Consulting
May 9, 2020

lol unless things have changed significantly in the past 5-10 years then Durham is no where near Warwick.

Id say Bristol and Nottingham are better than Durham, let alone UCL and Warwick.

Durham is simply a nice wannabe Oxbridge type vibe place to go to if you didnt get into Oxbridge

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May 9, 2020

Pick on where you want to end up: Canada/US go Ivey, London go to Warwick.

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May 9, 2020

I've read on this site that Iveys recruiting pipeline for banks in the USA has been shut down because trump changed the tn visa policy. Is it still possible to get a job in the USA from Ivey?

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May 9, 2020

Over the past two years, Ivey lost ~75% of their US positions.

This year, there's ~10 kids going State-side to CS SF, EV NY, HL LA, Silverlake, and Ares.

Also, the reduction in US recruiting isn't entirely due to Visa issues... (Queen's has maintained / grown their US positions, so take that for what it's worth)

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May 9, 2020

Since Iveys pipeline to the USA is significantly reduced than would there be more competition for Toronto investment banking jobs?

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  • Prospect in S&T - Equities
May 9, 2020

Really depends on your goals, if you want to work in IB in London then Warwick's a top target in the finance world, just behind Oxbridge/LSE. Also depends on the vibe you're looking for, Warwick's a campus uni in a small city so it is it's own kind of student bubble which is attractive to many, but lame for those who'd rather be in a big city and go to a less campus-centric university.

Also, though Coventry is quite a dead city, first year you'll live on Campus so it's no issue as most student-life will take place on campus and most clubs will be in Leamington Spa . After first-year, most fully move out to Leamington Spa where there's a majority student population, and a lot more of a lively place than Coventry. Can't say much for Toronto, UK-based so don't know shit

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May 9, 2020

I got into bsc management though I know I can take finance modules; however, will I be at a disadvantage compared to accounting and finance or economics grads?

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  • Associate 2 in Consulting
May 9, 2020

yes you will be in the sense that management is a joke but management is still an ok course to do and get into good jobs. just take the finance classes, attend the societies and get the spring week internships which you convert to summer then to FT.

see if you can maybe do engineering business management or maybe international business studies. think theyre 4 year courses and more chances for internships / abroad semesters etc

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May 9, 2020

I got into Warwick for international management for what it's worth, so would this be better than a plain Warwick management degree? I'm asking this because I got in both. Do you think it would be worth to see if Warwick can transfer me into the accounting and finance program, or should I take the international management offer?

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May 9, 2020

Warwick is a target, so is there a big difference between placement for someone who does a soft subject such as management at Warwick compared to a person who does economics or math? Assuming that the management grad has taken finance modules and has taken part in WFS, all things equal. I keep on seeing on different forums that course does not matter if a person goes to a target

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May 9, 2020

Subject mostly doesn't matter. I've seen psychology folks get into IB when econ ones failed.

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May 9, 2020

Since Iveys pipeline to the USA is significantly reduced than would there be more competition for Toronto investment banking jobs?

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May 9, 2020

Would it be better to start my career off in London or Toronto? Does Warwick place any people into megafunds such as Silverlake the way Ivey does? Is being an Aeo worth it to have the minuscule chance of being recruited by a US MF straight out of undergrad? Does Warwick place any people into European or UK MF?

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May 18, 2020
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