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Best degree to move into structuring/derivatives trading etc

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Best degree to move into structuring/derivatives trading etc [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2007, 09:15
Hi,

Currently I have a bachelors and Masters degree in engineering, and I have been working in a major european bank for a year in the Operations division. I am also preparing for CFA (giving level 2 this June). My aim is to get a job as a structurer or derivatives trader.

Considering my background and aim, can anyone advise which among the three degrees is best suited to me - MBA (specialising in finance), Masters in Financial engineering or a Masters in Finance.

My fear in doing MFE is that it is another engineering degree, and I will be pigeonholed pretty severely if I pursue it. MFin sounds better, but it is not as well known. However, it has lesser work experience requirements + cost.

Considering these, I was thinking of doing MBA with specialisation in finance. But my fear is that the quantitative portion in that might not be strong enough for me to apply for a structuring position. Could anyone advise on the suitability of an MBA for such jobs ?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 23:27
try
http://www.global-derivatives.com/forum/index.php

you can find more than needed there...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 May 2007, 11:35
I was told from a professor that you want to get an MSc in Financial Management, you will have more growth opportunity.
Also considering your engineering background you have the tools already required for Financial Engineering.
I am just telling you what my professor told me, and of course be advised that he might be completely wrong ;)
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