Msc in Energy vs Msc in finance : Help

Hi everyone,

I'm in a big period of hesitation about my future and I need your advice.

I would like to work in oil and gas trading. I have a French Master's degree in market finance (non target school) and quite good experience (Fixed-income brokerage + Gas structuring).

In order to succeed in this type of job, I'm thinking of doing a second master in a target school.

My question is: is it better to do a master's degree in energy to complete my master's degree in finance? I'm thinking of Cass (Energy Trade Finance) or Escp (Energy management).

Or in the other case, I could do another master in finance but in a target school (LSE, LBS, ESSEC, ESCP).

Msc in Energy:

Pros: Energy focus lessons, good placement in commodity houses for cass, good brand name
Cons : Msc 100% focus so it's difficult to change the work environment.

Msc in Finance :

Pros: Brand name, possibility to change work in different sectors , more mathematics
Cons : Very expensive, not much interesting because I've already done a master degree in finance.

Many Thanks for your help guys !

Comments (3)

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Jan 31, 2020 - 4:54pm
hx_ghost1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

With a master's in finance and relevant work experience (especially gas structuring) already under your belt I would not study another MSc.

I work in a trade support role in the energy sector right now and I'm going for a finance MSc from September at a semi-target school because I might end up in energy trading after graduation too, but I want to keep my options open instead of focusing only on the energy business.

I've seen with my own eyes people getting into trading roles in firms like ours (well-known in Europe, UK and Asia) with non-target degrees, so I definetly wouldn't pay for a second master's if I already had one.

My 2 cents anyway...good luck!

Feb 2, 2020 - 2:25pm
Robin.Djn, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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