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MS in Finance before an MBA in Finance?


Replies to: MS in Finance before an MBA in Finance?

  • cbreezecbreeze Registered User Posts: 4,755 Senior Member
    My son was in IB for 3 years before switching to hedge fund where he's been ever since. He was recruited out of UG for IB. He has not needed a graduate degree but he is a chartered CFA through self-study.
    He's been very lucky in that he didn't need to look for work; he was recruited by both his employers. Finance can be a very rewarding and highly compensated career.
    Good luck to your son.
  • perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,420 Senior Member
    @cbreeze thank you for sharing
  • perazzimanperazziman Registered User Posts: 2,420 Senior Member

    You are quite right, cost of living is lower in the south, so starting salaries in the south are lower too.

    I would be wary of MS in Finance Programs in the northeast or west coast or Chicago area with average salaries below $70k claiming to regularly place pre-experience graduates into high finance / IB Analyst positions. This is unlikely since programs in the south that place in high Finance have average salaries of $70k + such as Vanderbilt, U Virgina and UTA etc
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