Should I do a Masters in Finance?

I am currently an incoming undergraduate student at a target university in the UK and I will be studying a stem degree while at university. I have been interested in finance for quite some time now and I have also taken part in a few finance internships which have solidified my interest in this field. So my question is will I be at a disadvantage for not studying finance or econ at university as I am looking to break into investment banking. Ik that stem degrees are quite highly regarded for trading and quant positions but I am more inclined towards IB.

So should I try to get into a top Mfin program right out of undergrad or should I just do my best to break in from undergrad and maybe go on to do an MBA down the line?

ps: I am not making life decisions based on just this one post. I just wanted to hear the thoughts of people who are more experienced than me

Comments (5)

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 4, 2022 - 11:38am

Undergrad majors do not matter too much if you are from a target Uni in the UK.

Prepare your CV and cover letter. List out companies that do spring weeks and make sure you shoot out your applications when they open the portal in late August/early September.

If you execute this properly, you'd be on track to a summer internship in no time.

Good luck!

May 4, 2022 - 11:49am
toja100, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thank you so much for the reply. And yes I have been making a list of all the firms I wanted to apply to as UK application process is just through the online portal of the companies. Btw is there any place I can find the application timelines for the companies? will I be able to find them on the company websites or are there any dedicated websites that list them out?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 9, 2022 - 2:15pm

Utilise WSO, bank names float around, catch em and make your own list!

List out the BB, MM to EB banks, get to know their deal flow and sector coverage. 

May 4, 2022 - 3:47pm
Patrick Basedman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just apply for springs in first year, if you get none then apply for springs in your second year saying you'll do a masters.

Saying that you can still get a summer without a spring week

May 4, 2022 - 11:37pm
TopBoy.-, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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