I am an MSc graduate in Engineering in Italy at the age of 24 (GPA 4.0/4.0 and best student prize...)
3 years Work Experience in Engineering company
I am really looking for a career change and I have always been interested in finance.
I would like to have your advice on whether to pursue a MSc in finance (2-years) or an MBA (1-2 years), in order to break into a finance role (Asset Mgmt/Equity Research/Real Estate) at my "old" age.
I must underline that I have no experience in finance industry so far.
I currently live in Italy, and as a matter of fact an MBA does not give you any possibility to land a job in finance in Italy (in many cases you do not land a job at all...)
To work in Italy perhaps the only option available is a MsC in Finance from Bocconi (2 years), but I am afraid when graduated I would be too old (30 years) and regarded a strange career switcher with no experience, and therefore I would have hard times landing a job. Do you agree? Anyone with experience in Italy?
Any further advice you can give me over MBA/MSc in Finance in Europe/USA?
How is a 30-year-old-former-engineer with a MBA or a MSc regarded in the financial sector? Will he get any interview?
Thank you in advance.