Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 19:20

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Ms in Finance and then MBA ?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 278
Location: European union
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 38

Ms in Finance and then MBA ? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 15:20
Hey guys,
I am currently an undergrad student. I am wondering whether to apply to Ms in Finance programs straight out of undergrad or work for 2-3 years and then apply to MBA programs.
My ultimate goal is to work in the financial sphere, more specifically, in investment banking, hedge funds, or private equity. I know that a Ms in Finance program from a top b-school can be beneficial to these goals; however, I have also heard that in order to truly succeed in these fields I will need an MBA.
So, how does it look to do an MBA after a Ms in Finance ?Is it common ?
I am considering the MS in Financial Economics at Oxford, the Master in Finance in HEC, and the corresponding programs in Warwick and St Gallen. They do not require any WE so I believe if I meet their academic requirements I will be competitive enough to get in. My question is, whether having a master in finance degree can hinder my chances of later getting accepted to top tier MBA programs
Thank you for your time.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Jul 2010
Posts: 267
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 0

Re: Ms in Finance and then MBA ? [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2011, 16:07
Many people do an MSF and then work for a number of years and do an MBA. The MSF helps you break into finance without wasting years doing something you don't want to do, while waiting to be ready for an MBA.
_________________

Master in Finance HQ
http://www.msfhq.com

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2010
Posts: 278
Location: European union
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 38

Re: Ms in Finance and then MBA ? [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2011, 11:31
Thank you for your answer.
Anyone else ?
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Status: battlecruiser, operational...
Joined: 25 Apr 2010
Posts: 985
Schools: Carey '16
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 96 [0], given: 71

GMAT Tests User
Re: Ms in Finance and then MBA ? [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2011, 21:01
AnthonyD1982 wrote:
Many people do an MSF and then work for a number of years and do an MBA. The MSF helps you break into finance without wasting years doing something you don't want to do, while waiting to be ready for an MBA.


excellent answer. i'm doing my MSF right now because an u-grad degree (unless you're from harvard, MIT etc etc) is pretty much useless.
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: Ms in Finance and then MBA ?   [#permalink] 17 Jul 2011, 21:01
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
MS(Finance) or MBA(Finance) mohnishkhiani 0 09 Jun 2014, 13:43
Experts publish their posts in the topic MS(Finance) or MBA(Finance) mohnishkhiani 2 09 Jun 2014, 13:41
MS(Finance) or MBA(Finance) mohnishkhiani 0 09 Jun 2014, 13:36
1 MS Finance after MBA? LSEguy 7 22 Mar 2011, 03:28
MBA finance vs MS finance. IrinaOK 0 01 Oct 2007, 22:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Ms in Finance and then MBA ?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.