Queen's Commerce vs McGill Desautels?

I am a Canadian high school senior who has been accepted to the Bachelor of Commerce program at McGill University, as well as at Queen's Commerce. If I hope to become an Investment Banker on Wall Street, which university would be the better option?


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Apr 21, 2014 - 12:47pm

Ok so I did undergrad in canada as an international student and here are my 2cents:

Go with Queens.

Mcgill is a brand name but overall desaultes is one of its weakest departments. They have Mintzberg but that's about the only positive thing about the department.

Queens offers a better program and strong alumni. Queens seems to get a nice rep nowadays. In any case Montreal is dead for finance opportunities and you have to speak fluently french to get anything out of it connections wise. Queens offers you better positioning for internships on bay street or wall street.

Apr 29, 2014 - 11:25am

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Duke> McGill> Penn> Cornell

Duke: #13
McGill: #19
Penn: #24
Cornell: #38

How does this factor into the assessment here (especially from an international point of view?

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