msf bocconi vs frankfurt school of finance and management

Hello all,

I have recieved admit from frankfurt school of finance and management and bocconi university.i am unabe to decide between these two universities.i am an international student with no work ex and henceforth it will be difficult for me to find a job,so i want to join a univ which has a very good reputation regionally among the employers.

Thank You

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Mar 18, 2014

Seriously, I would not go to either as an international student. Bocconi is a great school but if you don't speak fluent Italian it is going to be difficult. Same with Frankfurt. If you want to do an MSF go to school in the UK. Even though it tough to secure placement it is not impossible. You would have better chance there. Most people that get hired out of schools like Bocconi and SSE to London are usually Italian and Nordic for their respective country desks.

Mar 18, 2014

There definitely is truth in what you say, but it is not the sole reason by any means why Bocconi and SSE kids are hired in London. Yes, some end up on country specific desks (those who are locals from the respective country), but there are also many international students and they get picked up just as nicely simply because Bocconi/SSE are great schools. If I were you OP, I would definitely go with Bocconi. When I was interviewing for roles, I saw plenty of Bocconi students at ACs.

Mar 18, 2014

I have to agree with @"demtor". It is very difficult for non-EU kids to find jobs in the EU. Also, I am not guessing you speak German or Italian. You should try and go to a school in Asia or the US.

But if you have to pick I would go with Bocconi.

Mar 18, 2014

But i have heard that the placement at both the universities are really good.97% of the frankfurt school of finance and management MoF students got jobs within three months.and bocconi also has a somewhat similar statistic.

Mar 20, 2014

Do you know though how they actually get that figure? I would want to investigate further. Numbers tend to get manipulated.

Both are solid school no doubt. However, I have heard that if you are not German/Italian speaker, better go to UK/US. If you still insisting on going to Europe, maybe consider St. Gallen? Cheaper tuition fees.

Mar 20, 2014

Placement at most universities mean that the students found a job or are going to grad school for further study. It does not mean at that they found a job in London. So, 97% of the students in Frankfurt MSF are getting hired in Germany which makes complete sense because I am just guessing here but there is not a huge international presence in Frankfurt MSF and even if there is most of these international kids would be from the EU and speak German or their native European language.

What I am trying to say is that the EU has become extremely foreigner resistant. And thus it is extremely difficult for international kids to find a job there especially when you don't speak the language. So, seriously go to a school in the UK if you are looking into Europe. And also at a school that has a international reputation because most probably you are gonna be working in Asia as it is. Bocconi is a great school but does not have international reputation. It is only known in Europe. Look into schools like Imperial, LBS, LSE. These schools will help you to jump start your career on any continent.

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  •  Nov 25, 2015

i hate idiots like you, wtf man?? how the hell am i suppose to get into imperial and LBS or LSE .. as if their door is wide open and I am not choosing either of them ... stay a bit logical and practical in your life dude. there is no way that they have simple admission or accept normal or even above average students.. as if we have no clue how valuable and amazing is these schools reputations ...

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Mar 18, 2014

Definitely Bocconi if choosing between the two.

Mar 20, 2014

I'd pick Bocconi. Milan is a great city to be in also.

Mar 20, 2014

Thank you all for your valuable advice,i think ill go with bocconi.is it necessary to learn italian for finding jobs?

Mar 22, 2014

You need to learn Italian to just live there never mind jobs. Also, prepare yourself for some trips to London to meet alumni and stuffs.

Nov 26, 2015
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Thank you all for your valuable advice,i think ill go with bocconi.is it necessary to learn italian for finding jobs?

Yes, trust me, I had a friend who went to St. Gallen and was non-EU, it is next to impossible to get a job in the EU if you are non-EU and even harder if you only speak English. I assure you are better off going to the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, etc you have a better chance of getting a solid education and a job. Don't throw your money.

"Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger" - Mario Puzo

Mar 22, 2014

Bocconi has better reputation out of the 2.The language barrier is big in both the nations.
Frankfurt MSF is of 2 yrs and Bocconi is 1 yr , so thats a difference too.

My personal opinion is look at the 2 countries too.Germany is in a pretty healthy state while Italy is desperate.
Frankfurt MSF since its 4 yrs , you will get enough time to be business fluent in german plus you get to stay for 18 months post study ,enough time to network, dont know about that in Italy.

I wouldnt recommend going to EU now , especially with 0 work ex

Mar 22, 2014
RohanShinde:

Bocconi has better reputation out of the 2.The language barrier is big in both the nations.

Frankfurt MSF is of 2 yrs and Bocconi is 1 yr , so thats a difference too.

My personal opinion is look at the 2 countries too.Germany is in a pretty healthy state while Italy is desperate.

Frankfurt MSF since its 4 yrs , you will get enough time to be business fluent in german plus you get to stay for 18 months post study ,enough time to network, dont know about that in Italy.

I wouldnt recommend going to EU now , especially with 0 work ex

Dude, wtf? Why do you respond to OP's question when you really have no clue what you are talking about?

Bocconi is a 2 year program, as is the FSFM program. What do you mean with Frankfurt MSF is 4years?! Both are two year programs.

Mar 23, 2014

Sorry i meant 4 semesters which is 2 years.And Bocconi's MCF is of 1 yr which is what he is targeting though he hasnt mentioned it i think
http://www.sdabocconi.it/en/specialized-master-ful...

Mar 22, 2014

OP, Bocconi definitely is the better choice out of the two programs. FSFM sends a few kids to London and is generally strong in Frankfurt, but it will be hard for you to score a job in Frankfurt without relevant work experience and the right to work there. Generally, I would advise you to go to a top program in the UK or the US, because I imagine that it will be kinda hard for you to get a job w/o work experience and a working Visa in Frankfurt / Milan.

So if you have nothing else on the plate, then choose Bocconi since it is a banking feeder (generally EU students though). If you are awaiting decisions from top UK / US programs, then wait and choose one of these programs in case that you get admitted. Best of luck!

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Mar 29, 2014
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