I just have a dilemma that is cracking the hell out of me.
I am a CFA Chartholder. I work as M&A officer at afrim.
Currently I have two opportunities:
1- Pursuing MSc degree in Financial economics in Said business school, Oxford.
2- Pursuing an MBA degree from Wharton.
I am really confused. MFE will enhance my skill in deal making, market microstructure, mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring. In the same time MBA is a must degree in career advancing and in pursuing executive vacancies. Never-the-less, the number of MBA holders (even from the top 5 bschools) are increasing at a cosmic rate! It's normal for me now when I am interviewing (yes I do interview candidates!) a candidate to tell me " I am bla bla bla, and bla bla bla . Also I have got my MBA degree"
In the same time the MFE holders are few, and really skillful however by nature you will lack the sense of "strategic management". However, this drawback is diluted in my case because I supervise our portfolio companies and ofcourse, I have got alot of business management expertise from doing my day to day job.
Also having an MFE give you higher odds in Hedge funds. But MBA is more widely recognized. You see, am going back and forth!
1- Modelling : Yeah ofcourse i do modelling, if i don't do modelling, i will sit at my garage the next day!
2- Corporate restructuring : Ofcourse, all people at PE should have this talent, because we crush companies and make them more fit and lean and sell them afterwards. I even Create Balanced score card models.
3- Trading and : If after i have not had this experience after being a chartholder, then there is no use to complete any career, and I'd rather convert myself into a farmer!
My future plan:
Getting out of PE and going to HFs. I am tired of illiquid assets. I am more into hit and run investment strategies.
Your advice is highly appreciated. If you can't give me and advice. Please send me a bullet and a gun to shoot myself!