Big 4 Audit or MSF?
I'm graduating in two months and a bit confused on what I should do.
To give some background, I started college in Fall 2019 at a top 60 school, got broken up with right before covid, sunk myself into school since then. I did a big4 audit internship this past summer, and have FT auditand EY. I wasn't in any clubs except for boxing. I'm graduating with a 3.5-3.7 GPA and got a 730 on the GMAT.
Now here are my goals:
- I want to get into the finance field, and the jobs I am interested in include M&A, Sales & Trading, , potentially VC down the road. (I know these are very different jobs, there are things that interest me about each of them and I would be happy to go after any of them)
- I want to end up in San Francisco (in DC area right now), I'd be willing to move to NYC, LA or Boston for a while though. Switzerland would be another option that I find cool.
- Unless I do the Switzerland route, I would most likely want to do an eventually, but things can change over a couple years so we will see.
Here are my options:
- Apply to MSFs next fall, thinking MIT Mfin, USC MSF, Georgetown MSF, or St. Gallen Msc Banking & Finance. (I know St Gallen is for Zurich placement and German is a requirement, which I am fluent in + dual passports US&EU)
- Take one of the Big 4 offers, apply to banking jobs and if I don't get anything do an MBA after 3-4 years.
My questions to you guys are, what would you do in my situation? Is a Masters a better option than trying to career switch while in Big 4? I appreciate any advice you all have for me.