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So... about the timing for an MS Finance?

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New post 16 Nov 2008, 13:10
Just wanted to start a topic asking ppl about their input regarding the timing for an MS Finance? And I mean to ask that question not just in the academic and career progression sense but also given the current economic climate.

And one more question (and I would really appreciate if some of the bigwigs on the forum answer this), we have heard a lot about the MBA vs. MS Finance discussion, tell us how useful would be an MS Finance now and an MBA later (when we are 26, 27)?

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New post 17 Nov 2008, 18:52
Purely looking at the degree, I think MS Finance (intended for quants and academics) and MBA (general business education) are intended for very different career paths so I don't think they would be viewed as complementary. Having said that, I can see how an MS in Finance from a top institution could help your candidacy IF it leads to a high profile job at a major bank versus if you didn't have attractive prospects if you didn't get the MSF.

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New post 18 Nov 2008, 05:45
i wud disagree with u on the complementary point with reference to the various number of schools offering MS Finance/MBA dual degrees and giving a good number of waivers to their own MS Finance graduates when (and if) they come back for an MBA, so although MS Finance takes one to that quant road, it can also be a professional degree depending on schools (Vanderbilt and Tulane could be examples)


On a side wats distressing is that the discussion going on in the MS Finance section of the forum is not even a fraction of wat takes place in the MBA arena.... come on ppl... we want a career too...a Masters and that 6 figure salary too!

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New post 24 Nov 2008, 14:22
I hear that graduates of MS in Finance programs are still high in demand.

However, there was a recent article that Harvard undergrad applied mathematics majors are looking into jobs in engineering due to Wall St hiring freeze.
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