Masters In Finance


Hi, I have received offer letters to study Msc Finance from Aston Business School, Msc Finance & Management from Cranfield School of Management and MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management from University of Exeter Business School.

I am from India and hoping to join a good business school that would help me to get a decent entry level job in the financial sector in the UK. I also intend to pursue CFA alongside my masters degree.

Out of all the schools mentioned above, according to my goals, which school should I choose? Are there any other good school that I might also look into?

Note: I haven't given GMAT exam and doesn't intend to, due to time constrain.

Hi, I have received offer letters to study Msc Finance from Aston Business School, Msc Finance & Management from Cranfield School of Management and MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management from University of Exeter Business School.

I am from India and hoping to join a good business school that would help me to get a decent entry level job in the financial sector in the UK. I also intend to pursue CFA alongside my masters degree.

Out of all the schools mentioned above, according to my goals, which school should I choose? Are there any other good school that I might also look into?

Note: I haven't given GMAT exam and doesn't intend to, due to time constrain.
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Duncan

For obvious reasons, employment is much lower from the non-GMAT schools since their students have lower quantitative skill. Exeter is the best of these, but still employment is only at 77 percent. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/university-of-exeter/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020#masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020

You would be better off taking the time to take the GMAT and attend a better school, even if that meant waiting a year. 

For obvious reasons, employment is much lower from the non-GMAT schools since their students have lower quantitative skill. Exeter is the best of these, but still employment is only at 77 percent. http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/university-of-exeter/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020#masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020<br><br>You would be better off taking the time to take the GMAT and attend a better school, even if that meant waiting a year.&nbsp;
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Hello Duncan, Thank you for taking out the time to reply and also for the advice.


So in a nutshell, it is better to join even a normal program (relating to finance) from a Tier 1 university rather than joining a flagship program in a Tier 2 university in order to get better job opportunity.
If i am right,
Tier 1 university being: LBS, LSE, Oxbridge, Imperial, Warwick.

and Tier 2 university being (in no particular order): Alliance Manchester, Henley, Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol, Bath, Cranfield, Lancaster, Durhum etc.

Also, in your opinion, where would you place Cass business school in terms of Tier 1 or 2?

Source: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020
http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2020

Again, Thank you in advance.

Hello Duncan, Thank you for taking out the time to reply and also for the advice.<br><br><div>
</div><div>So in a nutshell, it is better to join even a normal program (relating to finance) from a Tier 1 university rather than joining a flagship program in a Tier 2 university in order to get better job opportunity.</div><br><div>If i am right,
</div><div>Tier 1 university being: LBS, LSE, Oxbridge, Imperial, Warwick.
</div><br><div>and Tier 2 university being (in no particular order): Alliance Manchester, Henley, Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol, Bath, Cranfield, Lancaster, Durhum etc.
</div><br><div>Also, in your opinion, where would you place Cass business school in terms of Tier 1 or 2?
</div><br><div>Source: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-finance-pre-experience-2020
</div><div>http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/european-business-school-rankings-2020
</div><br><div>Again, Thank you in advance.</div><div>
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Duncan

When you say flagship, do you mean full-time MBA? 

When you say flagship, do you mean full-time MBA?&nbsp;
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No sir, I mean flagship as in the best Finance program that an university can offer out of all the finance programs that they run. 


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</div><div>No sir, I mean flagship as in the best Finance program that an university can offer out of all the finance programs that they run.&nbsp;<br></div><br><br><div>
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Duncan

Yes, I think the focus should be on a better business school rather than a better university. For example, Durham is a much better university than City, but that is more important for you is that City is a much better business school. The FT MiF rankings are a great guide. Another finance MSc at a FT-rabked school will be good, especially if it has similar entry requirements to the flagship MSc.  

Yes, I think the focus should be on a better business school rather than a better university. For example, Durham is a much better university than City, but that is more important for you is that City is a much better business school. The FT MiF rankings are a great guide. Another finance MSc at a FT-rabked school will be good, especially if it has similar entry requirements to the flagship MSc.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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srish96

When you say flagship, do you mean full-time MBA? 


Hi Duncan,
If that is the case, I have Tier 1 Master’s ( Warwick’s Management of Information System & DigiInnovation) and Tier 2 FT MBA ( Cranfield’s MBA). I am having 4+ years of experience as a Data/Business Intelligence Analyst. I would like to move into IT Strategy/ IT Consulting. If you could share your thoughts on the better choice over the two, it would be really great.
Thanks.

[Edited by srish96 on Mar 30, 2021]

[quote]When you say flagship, do you mean full-time MBA?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hi Duncan,<br>If that is the case, I have Tier 1 Master’s ( Warwick’s Management of Information System &amp; DigiInnovation) and Tier 2 FT MBA ( Cranfield’s MBA). I am having 4+ years of experience as a Data/Business Intelligence Analyst. I would like to move into IT Strategy/ IT Consulting. If you could share your thoughts on the better choice over the two, it would be really great.<br>Thanks.
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Duncan

Cranfield is totally the right choice: 3 in 4 Cranfield MBAs find work in the UK, compared to 1 in 4 WBS MSc's. 

Cranfield is totally the right choice: 3 in 4 Cranfield MBAs find work in the UK, compared to 1 in 4 WBS MSc's.&nbsp;
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srish96

Cranfield is totally the right choice: 3 in 4 Cranfield MBAs find work in the UK, compared to 1 in 4 WBS MSc's. 


Thank you so much for the insights.

[quote]Cranfield is totally the right choice: 3 in 4 Cranfield MBAs find work in the UK, compared to 1 in 4 WBS MSc's.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Thank you so much for the insights.
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