Oxford MFE vs MIT MFin for MBB

I know neither degree is exactly relevant for MBB, but I was accepted to both (Scholarship too) and long-term interest is MBB consulting. Assuming I will choose one, which of the two is best for a career in MBB Management Consulting - all things being equal?

Thanks you!

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Feb 10, 2019

Doesn't matter. Choose based on whether you want to live in the US or UK

Feb 10, 2019

I guess I'd prefer to work in US, but maybe Oxford still considered as or more prestigious from MBB eyes?

Feb 10, 2019

I don't think either course carries the brand name itself so you will be coasting on the overall university name. In the UK Oxford will look better and in the US, MIT will so you have to be pretty certain in which market you want to work. This will probably also apply to recruiters in the MBBs, US offices will look more favourably on MIT etc etc.

Feb 10, 2019

Makes sense. I guess I figured if I already have a US degree the Oxford name may be considered prestigious like Harvard even in the US

Feb 10, 2019

If your UG is from the US and you have an option to go to one of the top 3 universities in the country to then work in the US, take MIT. Had the choice been between Oxford and a US school ranked 15-30 then Oxford would have been the better choice. Countries which have great domestic schools (like the US) favour their own universities so I would personally take MIT. If you want a different experience and want to live abroad then Oxford would make sense but remember you'll be in a small British town, not a major city. If you look at it purely from a prestige/usefulness/relevance to the career you want in the US, take MIT.

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Feb 10, 2019

No. Both schools tick the academics requirement. US/UK are more focused on US/UK schools hence my comment.

Feb 10, 2019

Could you elaborate on your background? I was interested in it since it seems you've been admitted directly to Oxford with a scholarship and without an interview, yet your older posts mention 690-700 GMAT, Big 4 accounting and decent but not outstanding GPA. Must've done something quite impressive the past 1.5 year to go from that profile to direct admission?

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