I'm a college prof and know some people in administration at my work who were hired into their positions and almost immediately hit the SL but they are the exception rather than the rule.
You want to go into high-level finance, management consulting, asset management, hedge funds, investment banking, etc.? You need a degree, preferably a business degree from a top school like Queen's or Western Ivey, and you need to hustle, network, and build your experience. Simply doing a business program in college is not going to make you a manager at Goldman Sachs or McKinsey. Business cares about prestige far more than any other career out there, and your credentials matter. So ask yourself - do I have the ability to get accepted into these programs to begin with? And if I am lucky enough to get accepted into any of these programs, will I be able to compete in a class of strong peers who are likely in the top 10-25% of Canadians in academics alone?
Strangely enough, I know the head of asset management at Scotia McLeaod and he went to Windsor of all places. But again, the exception rather than the rule.