Best masters in finance for financial analyst roles?
Here's the thing and the trouble. I have an Arts degree and postgraduate degree in the humanities also- got first class honours in the latter, 2.1 in my degree, so even though it's non-finance I at least have good academic credentials.
I have been really interested in finance for last couple of years and I have decided I really want to become a financial analyst and right now I'm trying to find out what the best possible masters programme I can do is. I want to apply to the top programs (and depending on costs) and take the best one that I get offered. No doubt I won't be eligible for all of them due to my non-finance background. I'm open to studying anywhere in the world, preferably Europe, if not US.
I am from Ireland and we have some decent programs here but I have the additional problem in that I'm not sure if I should go for a general masters in finance, or computational finance. The latter might be tougher as i haven't studied maths before, but doesn't mean i can;t do it.
would appreciate any advice, I'm also going to be sitting the CFAs and hoping there will be work experience as part of the masters course I end up doing.
Any general advice also greatly appreciated!