I got MSc in Finance offers from SSE and RSM. As a student from the Eastern Europe I am on a tight budget and I am indecisive between the two. My major concern is the reputation/network/possibility of landing a SA stint at an investment bank in London.
RSM seems to be a cheaper option, but I think it lags behind SSE in terms of reputation (am I correct?). Also SSE gives an opportunity to do a double degree with Bocconi or a CEMS MiM. Which one of the two would you recommend?
Nationality: Eastern European
Education: BSc in Economics major in finance from a Dutch university (GPA: 8.4/10)
International experience: Semester abroad in Singapore
Professional experience: * Tax advisory internship at Big4
* Currently M&A Adviosry internship at another Big4
* Research assistanceship for a professor
* Followed a Finance research-focused excellence program during the BSc program (workload of extra semester)
* Participated in international case competitions in Europe and the US
* Did 2 part-time jobs in parallel to my BSc degree in order to finance my studies
Also applied to LSE, HEC (awaiting responses) and got rejected at Bocconi. LSE is completely out of my reach (financially) and HEC would be possible if offered a scholarship.
Thanks for your help!