MSc Finance for Private Equity?

Hey guys, I am currently studying economics at Sciences Po in Paris and I decided not to continue here for my master's, as it seems it is not that recognized in the field of Finance. Ideally I would like to start in either PE or IB in Paris, but I don't mind any other destination. Also I have been doing some parallel studies in mathematics (15 ECTS of Linear Algebra and 15 ECTS of Calculus). I am wondering what are the best B-Schools to reach out for in Europe?

I am currently at an exchange in Bocconi and I love it.

I am considering HEC, ESSEC, X, ESCP in France, LSE and Oxbridge in the UK, ofc Bocconi, St Gallen, am I missing any obvious unis in Europe?

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Oct 8, 2021 - 12:21pm

Since you want to stay in France. The obvious would be HEC Paris Msc in International Finance. But it can be a smarter decision for the long term to choose LSE Msc Finance, so that if one day you decide to go abroad LSE will hold a bigger brand recognition than the other ones you mentioned.  

  • Consultant in Consulting
Oct 9, 2021 - 5:16pm

Do it correctly, stay in Sciences Po, do the ENA, smash your granny of a high school teacher and become president of France

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Oct 9, 2021 - 6:11pm

Good list. Would add LBS to it. Maybe also take ESSEC off your list as the school isn't very finance-focused. Ecole Polytechnique is also not that strong outside of France and more quant-finance focused than IB/PE, so something good to keep in mind

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 10, 2021 - 8:41am

One thing to notice is you can easily start full time PE in Paris with a good MSc and inntetnship exp / césure, however it is significantly harder in the U.K.  

Oct 17, 2021 - 6:56pm

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