reputation of London School of Economics in USA

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Can somebody tell me about reputation of a Bsc in Accounting and Finance degree from LSE and how attractive such a degree will be to American employers in the financial sector?
It'll be great if you can make a comparision between LSE and other top tier universities in USA.
Will such a degree be a great support when getting into a good Business School in USA?
I will be very greatful if you can answer my questions.

I'm an Asian student from London who is excited about moving and living in USA.

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Oct 13, 2011

If you have a degree from LSE you will be widely accepted in the USA. A friend of mine has a degree from there and he does quite well.

Oct 13, 2011

Nice Saying! I like that.

Oct 13, 2011
Vindpuss:

Nice Saying! I like that.

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Oct 13, 2011

The LSE master's in finance is a very prestigious degree. But having said that, it will still be tough to land top finance jobs in the U.S. coming from LSE. You have to compete with the top students from harvard/penn/mit/princeton/stanford, etc., and those schools get way more respect than LSE.

Oct 13, 2011

You'll still have this problem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovmHfMKHuY8

Oct 13, 2011

Im at the LSE :D
Don't both with the USA atm - they have Harvard kids. Transfer when your in the office. Its easier - esp at MS.

Oct 13, 2011

LSE is a great school and well respected on the street. My advice would be to look at firms with a US presence working for the office abroad and then come to the states after some time (be sure to bring this up with whoever you'll be working for) I know a guy who did it, but he was from the states, went to LSE and then came back to look for a gig.

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Oct 13, 2011

i spent a summer at studying at the LSE. The school has excellent programs in finance and economics.

It's a great name, and it will get you into the european offices of the american BB's - but i don't think that the american offices (ie, NY) recruit heavily at the school.

You might as well just focus on staying in London, and working in the city. I'm sure you could transfer offices later if you want to work in NY.

Oct 13, 2011

But do the US offices hire from either of the Oxbridge universities?

Oct 13, 2011
Vindpuss:

I'm a an accounting and finance graduate at LSE. Do you think I'll have chance of going into IB in USA.

This is literally the intellectual equivalent of asking someone if a particular security is a good investment, and then only giving them the industry.

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Oct 13, 2011
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