Which is better for S&T Imperial's Risk Management & Financial Engineering or EDHEC's MSc in Financial Markets?

Hey, I am accepted to both the programmes mentioned in the quesion.

Does on give an edge over the other for a career in S&T? In general Imperial College has surely the better reputation but I heard that specifically the Financial Markets Master at EDHEC places well, too. I would like to work in London, Frankfurt or Zurich and have a quantitative background. Nevertheless, I dont see myself becoming a quant. Tuition and costs of living are about 30000€ less at EDHEC than at Imperial.

I would appreciate your thoughts!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Apr 27, 2021 - 7:08am

Do you want to work in London or France? If you want to work in London then go Imperial. 

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 29, 2021 - 9:46am

MSc in Financial Markets at EDHEC also places very well, it is difficult to say if the 30k difference is worth since it depends on the final outcome, but personnaly I don't think so.

  • Prospect in PE - Other
Apr 30, 2021 - 5:51am

Any MSc programme is a cash cow. The Business School is definitely weaker than the College but it's not bad at the MSc level, still a full target. And especially for S&T rather than IB, the Imperial brand (even the Business School) is very, very strong.  It's the MBA that is below par rather than the MSc programmes. 

Not sure if it would place you well into Frankfurt/Zurich, not sure re. EDHEC too. Might want to speak to alumni of both places there. 

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