Which Graduate program to choose for a career in IB

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Guys I'm a senior (international student) who will take my graduate's degree in finance. I wish to pursue a career in IB and this summer I would intern at a boutique shop in Chicago. I would really appreciate if you can share your insight on which program to choose.

Option 1: UChicago MSFM: 15 Months
Option 2: Cornell MFE: 18 Months
Option 3: Cornell Tech ORIE: 12 Months
Option 4: Columbia MFE 18 Months
Option 5: London Business School MFA: 12 Months

Most MFE students do not recruit for IB and the curriculum is not designed for IB, so I'm frustrated whether to go with MFE. Columbia and Cornell has better reputation for their MFE program but Uchicago has a better brand, I'm interested in knowing does brand matter so much at this stage. Lastly, LBS seems suit my career goal and has great placement, but its brand is lesser known than the rest which is also a concern.

Please share your thoughts!! Thanks!

Comments (2)

Mar 13, 2019

Have you been accepted by all of those programs?

Do you want to work in the states or London? If you want to work in Chicago, New York, or London, I think it would make the most sense to attend a program in that city.

Mar 14, 2019