Finance in Investment Banks

#1

Hi,

Just a quick question was just wondering what kind of Universities do Investment Banks hire graduates from for roles in Finance?

Cheers

#2

Generally, banks tend to stick to target unis. In my opinion these would be the top five/ ten unis. However I know a number of people in BO and MO roles from unis outside the top ten. In fact I know an S&T analyst at a large US IB from a uni within the top 20 ranking by times higher education survey. Selection goes more towards exceptional work experience/ internships, extra curriculars, good degree result (ideally a 1st class) and very good performance on online tests that supplement the applications. Master all of this and you should lock down interviews. Then its just a question of you industry knowledge and making the right impression. Hope this helps.

#3

FYI

#4

people seem to forget that banks also hire students not just from UK. about 1/3 to 1/4 of front office analysts comes from outside UK.