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I have been accepted to a couple of graduate programs, namely MS Finance at Wash U (Olin School of Business) and MSc in Economic History at London School of Economics. I will not hear from Oxford's MSc in Financial Economics until the end of June, but that is my first choice program. Considering my long-term goals: PhD in business, becoming an associate(eventually partner) at a VC firm, should I:
a) get the MS Finance and then go straight to banking/PE
b) get the MSc Economic History then apply again to MS Finance then work in banking/PE and apply to PhD later
c) get the MSc Economic History then work in banking/PE and apply to PhD later
or d) get the MSc Economic History then apply straight to the PhD
How will my chances look for Stanford/top 5 Business PhD's under these various degrees. Will work experience signficantly alter my chances after these degrees?
My GMAT is 720 (though my practice tests suggest I should retake to get 750-770). My college GPA is approx 3.75 at Emory University, with a Bachelors in History. My math background takes me through differential equations. My extracurriculars are very good. Thank you guys!