Both Oxford MPhil and Bocconi ESS have better placements than the BGSE advanced track. Even a brief Linkedin search would prove that. Yeah some top of the top students end up getting admitted to top schools, I know. But hey, almost all top schools place a couple of its students to top5 every year. Since the introduction of this advanced track thing, placements of BGSE have been constantly falling down. This is not a coincidence, advanced track is ridiculously hard and badly designed. BGSE is not LSE in terms of reputation, so getting a mediocre grade (7/10) at LSE EME would almost guarantee you a top20 placement while at BGSE 7/10 would give you only a seat in the phd program of UPF itself. You really need excellent letters to recompense the mediocre advanced track gpa, which is another impossibility given the short duration of quarters at bgse (not enough time to get interacted with profs). Hence if you can compensate the costs, go for Oxford or Bocconi and avoid BGSE.