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Compatibility MSc Finance & MBA

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New post 23 Jan 2018, 02:51
Dear GMAT Club forum,

hope you are all doing great. It would be great to get some expert advice regarding my question.

I was wondering how 'compatible' a Master in Finance with an MBA would be. In other words: would a specialized Master in Finance (e.g. Master in Financial Economics in Oxford or MSc Finance & Private Equity at LSE) negatively impact my future chances of applying for an MBA? I looked at around the internet quite a bit but found many contradictory answers).

The background of my question is that my scholarship would more or less fully pay a MSc but will not contribute anything to an MBA (don't ask why, doensn't make sense to me either).

Thanks in advance for your advice!
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Juliusn wrote:
Dear GMAT Club forum,

hope you are all doing great. It would be great to get some expert advice regarding my question.

I was wondering how 'compatible' a Master in Finance with an MBA would be. In other words: would a specialized Master in Finance (e.g. Master in Financial Economics in Oxford or MSc Finance & Private Equity at LSE) negatively impact my future chances of applying for an MBA? I looked at around the internet quite a bit but found many contradictory answers).

The background of my question is that my scholarship would more or less fully pay a MSc but will not contribute anything to an MBA (don't ask why, doensn't make sense to me either).

Thanks in advance for your advice!


This would be tough to answer without knowing what you would do in the future. There's a possibility that you don't need an MBA at all in the future, i.e. the kind of jobs that you want, you will get after doing this degree.

If in case several years down the line, you do feel the urge for an MBA to get a more general knowledge of business as compared to what the MSc will provide, then it should not be a problem. You can explain your reasons via an optional essay.

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Juliusn wrote:
Dear GMAT Club forum,

hope you are all doing great. It would be great to get some expert advice regarding my question.

I was wondering how 'compatible' a Master in Finance with an MBA would be. In other words: would a specialized Master in Finance (e.g. Master in Financial Economics in Oxford or MSc Finance & Private Equity at LSE) negatively impact my future chances of applying for an MBA? I looked at around the internet quite a bit but found many contradictory answers).

The background of my question is that my scholarship would more or less fully pay a MSc but will not contribute anything to an MBA (don't ask why, doensn't make sense to me either).

Thanks in advance for your advice!


Much depends on your Goals. If you are for example, undecided within Finance, and you use this investment of time and your life, to understand the Finance World, and then decide which aspect of Finance do you want to make a post-MBA career in, this will HELP you. This advice is assuming you will continue to be within the desirable age-range after your M. Fin and some work or so.

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New post 02 Feb 2018, 16:38
Really good question...when you map out your career plans both in the ST and LT are both of these degrees or one or the other necessary parts of this career journey.

You just have to really think through what you plan to accomplish especially in your desired profession and make this determination. Now I know for sure getting a MFin will not preclude you from getting an MBA, you just need to determine if the investment in both time and money is worth it.

I would talk to industry practitioners and people who have one or both of these degrees and work in your industry and get their perspective
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