Do BBs hire analysts from finance-related master's programs (MFE, MFin, MA. Financial Math etc)?IB
I'm from a non-target LAC, with no powerful connections whatsoever, so I figure my chances of landing a IBD SA offer and a FT offer are pretty slim. I'm wondering if it would improve my chances of getting into investment banking if I graduated in three years and then spend one more year to do a finance-related master's at a target school (as opposed to spending 4 years at my current school and try my best to get an offer)?
I have heard that the hiring structure for investment banking is so structured that many banks don't know what to do with master's graduates - to hire them as analysts or associates? I have absolutely no problem with starting as an analyst, but I won't get a chance to tell the banks that if they simply don't consider me for the position.
So my question is do BBs and other banks consider applicants with finance-related master's for IBD analyst class? At least top ones like Princeton's MFin, Columbia's MFE, and Stanford's Master's in Financial Math? Princeton's website has a wealth of information on the recent placement of its MFin graduates, but most of them are trading or research positions.