4/11/15

I have doing some research on target universities and kings college is seen as a semi target/non target.
Why is this?
It is higher than Edinburgh, Lse, Warwick, Bristol, Bath, Nottingham. It is ranked fifth in uk after oxbridge, imperial and Lse. Furthermore it is 16th in the world.
What dont banks like about it?

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4/11/15

Semi target ish

Their econ (and management) and maths departments are as well recognised as other universities. They also don't have a dedicated business school.

Financial Modeling
4/11/15

Also where is it higher than LSE, Warwick, Edinburgh or ranked 5th?

4/11/15

qs rankings

4/11/15

PSIBPS:

qs rankings

QS rankings mean shit all for banks EMEA. Its UK rankings are average.

4/11/15

Oh really? I did not know that, thats interesting.
Which ranking would you recommend? Would someone from kings stand a good chance of a FO position at a top BB?

4/11/15

No, I don't think I've seen Master students from Kings at 'a top BB'.

4/11/15

Nobody cares about these rankings like QS, FT, etc. Just when looking around in my analyst class, I always see the same universities being represented, regardless if they are #1 or #15 in a stupid ranking. There are some major feeders in Europe including Oxbridge, LSE, LBS, HEC, etc. and that hasn't changed in recent history.

4/11/15

you again?
you've been lurking around WSO for almost two years now IIRC
surprised to see you're still around, would have thought you'd be employed by now

when searching {uk+university+rankings} on google, i've found a few lists that rank universities:

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league...
http://www.studyin-uk.com/uk-study-info/top-uk-uni...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rankings_of_universi...

generally speaking, king's doesn't rank in the top 10% for most lists
QS ranking by my observations are a little bit of a joke (UCL > Princeton/Yale, UManchester > Northwestern/Brown, UToronto > UTokyo, other foreign universities)

however, i think what other users have mentioned is the most salient point: KCL doesn't have a dedicated business school, so that may be a problem

despite all that, i think if one graduates with an anticipated first honors from KCL, one shouldn't have a problem at least getting interviews (assuming networking has been done)

happy to give advice; no asking for referrals please

4/11/15

"you again?
you've been lurking around WSO for almost two years now IIRC
surprised to see you're still around, would have thought you'd be employed by now"
Nope, I am still yet to graduate. Still no internship in finance yet :(

4/11/15

you can do it!
if you are in the UK, remember to also apply in hong kong and singapore, as they have a large number of UK alum

happy to give advice; no asking for referrals please

4/11/15

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