Just for placementor + Tier 1.5 Shops (OW, , LEK), if you were having cocktails with me, which would impress you more?
The reason is outside of HR, which is more of a barrier than a helping hand, it is usually the VP/MD/Manager/Partner who submits a requisition for the new budget, needing a new analyst or intern. And HR just has to do it.
In Asia, I learned--esp. in Singapore--whereas liberal arts degrees are forgiven in the USA, here it's a Finance/Accounting/General Business degree from a Singapore Management University, etc. Regardless of your internship/work experience. You have to have the degree.
I have the MBA in my sights 3-4 years later, but to get a job, which stepping stone degree?
(Have all prerequisites, and no BS about going there to learn, it's all about placement for jobs i've done before, understanding that a MSF/MPA is an uphill battle that won't get me a job, just the interview).
Here's the list for a recent grad. who recognizes the value of both the need for BRAND and QUANT (or perception of quant).
LSE MSc Finance
LSE MSc Accounting & Finance (Confused about the difference here).
WUSTL MSF (Despite I'm always , pretty recognized program)
DUKE MSF (MMS) - Brand new but Duke Name
UT Austin McCombs MPA
USC Leventhal MAcc.
Let's frame it around brand, alumni, and recruiting. All I know is, as long as recruiters come to campus, I am set. I don't need to bus it to hundreds of other schools anymore.
I realized I could play the cold-email/crashing parties lottery, or get what I need to shoot fish in a barrel.