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franks
Hello, I am from Asia and currently work for a big 4 accounting firm.
My current goal is to return to Asia after my MBA and get a job at a financial institution.
Specifically, I think of it as a global asset management company or an alternative investment.
I received offers from the three schools above.
It's hard to decide because I think they have different strengths and weaknesses.
Please give me your valuable feedback.

[Edited by franks on Apr 18, 2018]

Hello, I am from Asia and currently work for a big 4 accounting firm.
My current goal is to return to Asia after my MBA and get a job at a financial institution.
Specifically, I think of it as a global asset management company or an alternative investment.
I received offers from the three schools above.
It's hard to decide because I think they have different strengths and weaknesses.
Please give me your valuable feedback.
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Duncan
I had a very powerful instinct that Edinburgh is the right choice, and especially if you have the option for the longer format. Edinburgh has the stronger cohort and a very strong finance community both in terms of academics, alumni and professionally in the city. In areas like credit risk, carbon finance and behavioural finance, it is world leading.

Durham is also very competent. I guess it will have a weaker alumni base in Asia. Edinburgh has a great brand.
I had a very powerful instinct that Edinburgh is the right choice, and especially if you have the option for the longer format. Edinburgh has the stronger cohort and a very strong finance community both in terms of academics, alumni and professionally in the city. In areas like credit risk, carbon finance and behavioural finance, it is world leading.

Durham is also very competent. I guess it will have a weaker alumni base in Asia. Edinburgh has a great brand.
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Duncan
I think the chart here is also useful: https://twitter.com/DuncanChapple/status/986278176405049344
Edinburgh has more local students, which I think gives a better experience, and is better for international mobility than Durham or Lancaster.
I think the chart here is also useful: https://twitter.com/DuncanChapple/status/986278176405049344
Edinburgh has more local students, which I think gives a better experience, and is better for international mobility than Durham or Lancaster.
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Duncan
The International exchange option at Edinburgh is lovely, because you can do that AND still have a term of finance electives at Edinburgh. The opportunity to spend a further semester taking electives at BeiDa or another top university is wonderful and expands your network.
Of course Durham has a 15 month option, but that is less valuable because the extra time in their 'pathways' cannot be taken studying finance.
The International exchange option at Edinburgh is lovely, because you can do that AND still have a term of finance electives at Edinburgh. The opportunity to spend a further semester taking electives at BeiDa or another top university is wonderful and expands your network.
Of course Durham has a 15 month option, but that is less valuable because the extra time in their 'pathways' cannot be taken studying finance.
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