Which Program? NYU MOT, Vandy MSF, USC MSF, Duke MMS

Hey guys,

Just wondering which program out of these 5 has the best chance to get into wall street. what would you rank them? Thanks a lot!!

A little background about me: International student, graduate from the University of Florida in 2020 with a finance degree, worked in NYC for 1 year as a financial analyst (lost IB offer due to covid..), currently working in a tire 2 international IB in China. Looking forward to hopefully going back to NYC and keeping working in finance after graduating. 

previously had 1 IB intern in NYC, 1 IB intern in China 

NYU management of technology 

pros: it's in NYC, School brand, $11000 scholarship, 2-year program (1 more shot to get an intern & return offer?)

cons: the program is not that strong 

Vanderbilt MSF

pros: nice placement in IB

cons: location? 1-year program 


pros: LA is cool, school is not bad, 2-year program

cons: west coast focus, finance opportunity concern

Duke MMS

pros: brand name

cons: already studied finance in UG, the program might not help much in terms of academic, the location

Comments (5)

Jan 17, 2022 - 4:45am

Thanks! I'd love to end up at NYU if it's their MBA or stern program. But for MOT, do you think that would be a problem for getting interviews from the banks on the street? I do love the overall brand name and its location advantage. 

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Jan 15, 2022 - 4:22am

You should add UT's MSF to your list, might be a better option than Vandy IMO. I believe its also only 1 year. 

Jan 15, 2022 - 10:38pm

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