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Where to study Economics, Management or Accounting & Finance

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Hey Guys 


I have recently started my IB diploma 


Since the last two months I have been looking at some of my possible choices for university. As mentioned above I would like to study either Economics, Management or Accounting & Finance. I am obviously aware that those courses are not really related that closely however I am not able to specify my choice exactly at this point. 


Now to my question !

Which university would be the best to take any of those courses listed above in your opinion ? Please consider academic quality, reputation and network possibilities !  


I have of course done research myself but I cant really interpret all of the business school rankings in the FT or on Bloomberg or "The complete university guide" and so on.   Grade wise I would say that I will be able to score in the Low 40s because my older brother managed 39 with very similar subjects and I usually perform a little bit better than him academically. Job wise I would of course like to Work in a bigger city in Europe languages are not really a barrier either because I am currently fluent in german, english, french and I am now starting to learn Italian. Studying in the US is currently not an option for me. I am currently especially interested in Bocconi and St Gallen because I could not find a lot of information on those two 


Here would be some university choices :



St Gallen

London School of Economics

City University London (Cass)

Kings College

Edinburgh University 

Imperial College

Warwick University



Thank you very much for your feedback !

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I've done a ton of research on business schools myself but more so on American universities. From the research I've done LSE is without a doubt the best business school in the UK from the universities you've listed. Followed closely by Imperial College London, Warwick/UCL and Kings College (in order of rank), City University London (Cass) - don't know anything about Edinburgh University. LSE is great overall for the courses you've mentioned, all the biggest firms (Goldman Sach's, Mckinsey, Bain, Credit Suisse, Big 4 accounting etc) recruit students from there heavily. However, ICL, Warwick, UCL (and King's to an extent ) are also 'target' universities (top firms recruit students there heavily) so you'd won't have too much landing an internship/job with said firms if you network, get the grades etc - but it is REALLY hard to break into these fields so do keep that in mind, going to a prestigious universities only helps so much. The prestige of the university you go to is of significant importance if you want to work in investment banking and/or management consulting (finance field). However, for accounting prestige isn't all that important, all you need to do is get a high GPA in college, do internships and go to a school where BIg 4 and/or other accounting firms recruit (prestige isn't all that important) - this is what my dad told me, he's an chartered accountant.


Hope I helped!

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Hey, I am personally planning to study Bachelor of Business administration (BBA) or (BWL in German). I am planning to apply to St.Gallen as it is at the top of my list. They offer a good program, which is however challenging. 


You require 32+ (no core points included) points in the IB to enter and there are special course requirements.


Check here:




Hope this helped :)

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