MSc Finance and Private Equity LSE

Hey WSO,

As an undergrad still undecided between consulting vs banking, is the LSE masters in finance and private equity a good option?

I feel the MSc Management is weighted towards consulting and MSc Finance clearly for finance jobs.

Would MSc Finance and Provate Equity be a good option to keep both doors open?

Thanks!

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Apr 12, 2018

It's a great course but points heavily towards finance and IB. I have friends doing the MSc Management and taking a lot of finance modules to steer it towards IB (and they've got internships last summer and offers this year) so if you're undecided remember you can shift around with the Management MSc and not so much with the Finance and PE one.

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May 15, 2018

Thanks for the advice! Do you think the MSc management will have any impact on an MBA application though?

Apr 12, 2018

Ultimately no. By the time you reach MBA level you'll have 3-4 years of FT experience and by then they won't look so much at the MSc you did but rather the university; having LSE there will help.

May 15, 2018

Hi The Pharma Guy, apologies for bringing up an old thread. I now have offers from LBS' MFA and LSE MSc Finance & Private Equity. Which would you take to follow the IBD-->PE route? Thanks!

Apr 16, 2019

LSE is better regarded when it comes to MSF's in London. LBS is better known for MBA.

Although I'm pretty sure LSE's MSc Finance & Accounting and MSc Finance & Private equity come second fiddle to the pure MSc Finance

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

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Apr 16, 2019
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