Will a Statistics master direct to jobs in finance?IB
Third year Finance student in a top 20 European business school in a Nordic country. It’s a five-year program including both Bachelor and Master.
Current GPA: 4.2 /5 (don’t know how to convert into US 4-scale grading…)
No finance related W/E or internship….Some volunteer experience.
The school and program are good and reputable in the country, and it’s quite easy for local students to get decent jobs (I’m international student btw). Well I guess if I try very hard to fight against language and culture barrier, it won’t be totally hopeless for me to get a job after graduation. Problem here is I don’t feel like living here anymore (weather, language, culture, etc...).
I want to pursue a career in finance in the future. Since I plan to graduate with a finance master in summer 2011, it won’t make any sense to get another MSF in states, right? Maybe looking for jobs in States from Europe is very hard…
So I am wondering if a statistics master in states is helpful in hunting finance jobs. I can deal with numbers and I got almost full points for several statistics courses I had. I’ve been thinking about financial engineering, but I don’t have any experience in coding. I think financial analyst, or even more math-intensive like risk mgt could make more sense to me.
What are your thoughts? Will a statistics master improve my skill set to work in financial field? Or if you have other suggestions regarding my situation?