Texas Master of Accounting for Investment Banking
I know that this topic has been covered here before, but not too recently, and I was hoping that I could get some fresh insight.
I am a senior at a semi-target, where I am a finance major, and have work experience in the financial services industry. Unfortunately, the FT job market hasn't been kind to me and I haven't been able to secure anything. Last semester, I applied to one master of accounting program in the US (Texas) and several master of finance programs in Europe (Bocconi-Milan, HEC-Paris, LSE). My ultimate goal is to get into investment banking. The reason I applied to the Texas master of accounting program is that through some research I discovered that most Houston BBs recruit there and approx 7% of the class goes into IB or MBB consulting. So while it isn't a sure thing, there is certainly the opportunity to break into banking from Texas.
So far, I have been accepted to Texas and Bocconi. I am still waiting to hear back from HEC and I was unfortunately wait-listed and then recently dinged by LSE.
So I have two questions:
1) What do you know about the Texas master of accounting program and its exit opps? (are there any former/current UT undergrads or accounting program students on here?)
2) Which is better for getting an IB job? A masters of accounting at Texas or a masters of finance at Bocconi/HEC