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MBA vs MS in Finance

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I'm currently 2 and a half years out of undergrad and I'm trying to figure out if an MBA or MSF would be a better choice to transition into investment/asset management or the hedge fund industry.

A Little Bit About Me:
I graduated in 2016 from a small unknown state school with a 2.3 GPA in Economics. Now I work at a F500 insurance company and have spent 1 year in sales (wholesaling annuities) and 1.5 years in corporate finance doing financial reporting. This past summer I passed level 3 of the CFA but it hasn't helped me move into AM/HF.

I took the GMAT and scored a 710 last week. Now I'm trying to figure out whether to pursue an MBA or MSF to help make the move.

I only want to pursue an MBA at a top 25 school but I feel like this might not be possible now with my undergrad gpa and work experience.

I had the idea to get my MSF now part time (my company will pay for it), use it to get a better job and then apply to part time/executive T25 MBAs (Since they have lower GPAs and GMAT scores on average) a few years later.

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New post 26 Jan 2019, 07:50
Hello Bil26 .... welcome to the community.

I am not an B-school expert, but , .......... Here are some points:
i. The avg work ex for the classes of the B-schools are are 4-6 yrs.
ii. Low GPA can be countered by high GMAT ..... you have tome at your side try to push ur GMAT score 20+ ....( I know its easy to say :-) )

iii. I would definitely add some volunteering ex to my profile by the time I apply.
iv. I would keep on expressing my desire to join AM/HF at my org and if possible start doing relevant reputed courses available.

Hope this helps .

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Re: MBA vs MS in Finance   [#permalink] 26 Jan 2019, 07:50
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