McGill Desautels, Queens University, Or Schulich for Investment banking????

hey guys,

Im a Canadian student

I was just wondering which school is the best for investment banking between these 3. If you think one school is better then the other, please put in order from 1 to 3 for which schools are better for IB and why

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Mar 15, 2015

For investment banking the general consensus for Canadian undergrad is:
Ivey > Queens >> Rotman = Desautels = Schulich
If your target is Toronto then Rotman and Schulich over Desautels for more brand recognition.

Mar 15, 2015

Well one thing i know for sure is Rotman's undergrad is no where close to being as good as McGill. What makes ivey and queens better then McGill??

Also i do plan on working in toronto, but i heard Mcgill is still better then schulich because it still places students in toronto. Whats your guys opinions on this??

Mar 15, 2015

Go to Queen's. This one is not even close.

Mar 15, 2015

Ivey and Queens both have a history of placing grads into IB, so you have a network to leverage. As for working in Toronto, it's a matter of being able to network during school. It'll be harder to make networking trips from Montreal every week, that's about it. I would pick Rotman over Schulich though.

Mar 15, 2015

Banking Analyst in the US here. I only see Ivey kids in my city and they absolutely crush it and are pretty chill as well. Haven't heard of other schools except for McGill.

Jul 11, 2015

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Mar 21, 2015

Thanks for the input guys, indeed helpful

@imaseo
So do you think McGill isn't a good choice if i want to work in toronto? I heard mcgill students get internships on bay street but im not sure. Everyone tells me McGill is better then Schulich, but schulich is closer in toronto. Id have no problem with choosing McGill just if i was sure they can place in toronto

@user123,
I do plan on working in toronto first and then I want to move into the US for IB. If i can go straight to US right out of undergrad i am fine with that as well. So do you think Mcgill would be good for getting placements in toronto first and then trying to move into a US firm?

Mar 21, 2015

McGill is fine, the only thing is you won't be able to network as extensively within Toronto itself during school (ex. if you don't manage to get an SA position and have to contact boutiques). Otherwise it's fine, McGill is well known everywhere in Canada. If you wanna go to US I would still go with my earlier recommendation (Ivey)

Mar 22, 2015

@"imaseo"

Okay that makes sense, thanks. I haven't applied to Ivey yet because i dont want to go to the first 2 years as a BMOS student, So I def will try applying during my second year at B-school at Mcgill or whichever school i go to. If i cant get into ivey and stay and McGill, how is the recognition in the US for McGill for working in top firms like Goldman Sachs for exmaple? I know it's probably not as good as Ivey but how close is it?

Mar 22, 2015

Like Powa23 said, most Canadian bankers in the US are from Ivey. So the answer is not even close. I'm sure with enough hustle you can break in (but the same can be said of any school really), but it's just going to be that much harder.

Jul 11, 2015

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