I'm here new.
Recently I applied to the MSc in Finance at the following three universities:
1. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) - MSc in Finance,
2. Cass Business School - MSc in Finance;
3. Warwick Business School - MSc Business: Finance and Accounting.
I got an offer from HKU (MSc Finance), and have to accept/reject it within a week from now.
Some background: My ambition is to become an Investment Banker in the City of London. I am an motivated student, having completed a bachelor degree in Financial Economics, and currently finalizing my Masters in Corporate Law (currently enrolled at HEC Paris Business School as an exchange student, pursuing courses mainly in Finance).
I applied to HKU as it has impressive rankings (HKU apparently is the nr. 1/2 university in Asia and its MSc in Finance is ranked nr. 4 in the world according to the FT post-experience rankings). In addition, its course-curriculum is outstanding, and in my opinion stronger than that of Cass or Warwick. It finds the perfect balance between Financial Theory and Practical (computational) skills (Financial Engineering). However, my doubt is that most employers/recruiters do not recognize/know this university as it is, in practice, an unconventional university to have attended as a banker. Will employers in London perceive this as being less?
In other words: taking my career-ambitions into account, what is the best choice of study? Should I accept an offer to HKU, Cass or Warwick?
Hope to hear soon! Thank you in advance!