LSE MSc Acc & Fin for non EU/UK Career/PhD Accounting?
Greetings to you wonderful folks here at WSO.
I'm looking to pursue LSE's MSc in Accounting & Finance for a non EU/UK career, or a possible PhD in Accounting.
My background :
MSc Economics, BEng Electrical from top Indian Tech university (IIT/BITS/NIT)
GPA 7.2/10 (1st Division)
Should Clear all 3 Levels of CFA by the time I graduate from LSE.
Expected GMAT - 750+
In terms of career goals, I would love to work for a Long/Short Equity Fund, which invests using a global macro lens. Sort of like Passport Capital in San Francisco. However, given the bad times this industry is going through, I suspect getting a PhD makes a lot of sense, so, really I'm open to everything, be it IB/MC/AM/PE in the middle east, SE Asia.
The reason I'm keen on taking up LSE's MSc in Acc & Fin is because the LSE brand works worldwide. Also, Acc & Fin seems to be big in London, so the industry route remains open as well.
I wanted to check the suitability of LSE's MSc Acc & Fin as preparation for a top PhD in Accounting. I ask this because this is the flagship program offered by the Department of Accounting at LSE, which has a reputation for an Academically rigourous curriculum.
Post the MSc, I'd love to go on to do a PhD in Accounting at Stanford/MIT/Wharton/LSE/LBS/Yale/UIUC/UMich/UCBerkeley/UCLA/Iowa/Kellogg/UNC.
Any thoughts or leads would be highly appreciated.