LSE application: my course pick for breaking into IBD

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I'm studying for the GMAT and my score will be decisive for get into an LSE program.
I can choice 2 course at the beginning.
My best choices are (in order):
Finance and PE
Accounting & Finance
Economics and Management
Quantitative methods for risk management
Management and strategy
Risk and finance
Economic History
International Political Economy
Economic Risk e Society
Political Economy Of Europe

The last ones have highest acceptance rate (A&F roughly 14)
LSE is my first choice than other business school.

Comments (9)

Jun 15, 2017

Alright then

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Jun 15, 2017

Which one do you think I should put as 3rd or 4th? An MSc in Economic History is better than an hypothetical MSc in corporate finance at Cass or a MiM at ESCP?

Sep 19, 2017

If you want to be in London, the MSc in Economic History from LSE will help you the most. Even though the MiM at ESCP is a great program, I would lean towards choosing LSE.

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Jun 16, 2017

You're a big one :D see you soon in Paris

Jun 15, 2017

I would pick for 3-4 and next the most quantitative. But all of these are good because you have the brand name: LSE!

The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket

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Jun 16, 2017

I can only echo this! The brand name will help you a lot. It's an open secret that there are quite a few students at LSE who are only there to get the brand name and use it to land a nice job after :)

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Jun 16, 2017

The LSE brand will of course be consistent across all courses and most are related (to varying extents) to finance roles. It'd be fair to assume that the university brand is the most important part of going to LSE. In terms of picking the course, I think it is a good idea to prioritise those that 1) will actually be useful for your chosen career path (these will be the first two on the the top of your list if you want to go into finance) and then 2) you will enjoy and excel at (could be any of the others). For IB, I think any of the accounting, finance, economics or management courses would suffice for your top two picks. The economic history and politics ones would be less useful and relevant but would still make good third and fourth choice picks (tbf they'd probably be good enough to land IB jobs anyway). Good luck.

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Jun 17, 2017

Your point is really good! Thank you so much bro and best wishes to you as well

Jul 27, 2017
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