HSG MBF vs MIQEF


Bob Josh

Sorry if this is offtopic, it's not 100% about MBA courses.

So I started this year on MIQEF, and I have some minor doubts after the first week, maybe some of you with more experience could help out.

My main goal is to work in quant finance/data science, maybe corporate finance (fp&a, treasury), I am definitely not a fan of IB, consulting etc.

I am not sure about the 'prestige' of the degree, I know that MBF is more famous and regarded better, but do I have any chance against them for job applications if I have the knowledge? Tho I assume most MBF students don't go for data science/quant roles, but they could for corporate finance for e.g. I mean most of the electives for the 2 courses are the same, with MIQEF having some more quant focused core classes while MBF is purely finance.

Thanks if advance for your help!

Sorry if this is offtopic, it's not 100% about MBA courses.

So I started this year on MIQEF, and I have some minor doubts after the first week, maybe some of you with more experience could help out.

My main goal is to work in quant finance/data science, maybe corporate finance (fp&a, treasury), I am definitely not a fan of IB, consulting etc.

I am not sure about the 'prestige' of the degree, I know that MBF is more famous and regarded better, but do I have any chance against them for job applications if I have the knowledge? Tho I assume most MBF students don't go for data science/quant roles, but they could for corporate finance for e.g. I mean most of the electives for the 2 courses are the same, with MIQEF having some more quant focused core classes while MBF is purely finance.

Thanks if advance for your help!
quote
Duncan

MIQEF is a smaller and newer programme. Looking at LinkedIn, the alumni are in really interesting quant roles at a wide range of organizations. MBF is more of a conveyor belt into IB (mostly Credit Suisse, Goldman but also Morgan Stanley and UBS) or strategy consulting (McKinsey, Bain but also BCG and EY-Parthanon). Choose accordingly. Either way, it's your ability to network that matter more than the degree title. 

MIQEF is a smaller and newer programme. Looking at LinkedIn, the alumni are in really interesting quant roles at a wide range of organizations. MBF is more of a conveyor belt into IB (mostly Credit Suisse, Goldman but also Morgan Stanley and UBS) or strategy consulting (McKinsey, Bain but also BCG and EY-Parthanon). Choose accordingly. Either way, it's your ability to network that matter more than the degree title. 
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

St. Gallen, Switzerland 42 Followers 140 Discussions

Hot Discussions