Masters or Take Full Time Offer

Currently in an SA program at a BB for 2020, graduating with my undergraduate degree in May 2021. I was thinking about getting a Masters in Financial Analytics, which would put me at a graduation date of December 2021. This would give me an extra summer to get experience, more job opportunities, and a pay raise with my degree. I am just not sure where the job market for SA 2021 is heading. Should I get the Masters in FA or should I aim for the full time offer at my BB?

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Jun 9, 2020 - 3:41pm
benjokal, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I mean shouldn't you just shoot for the full time offer and see what you get? If it's a role you really don't want, you don't have to accept it obviously. Just out of curiousity, anyone know if banks let you defer (still committed to the bank) a FT offer to get a masters that takes an extra half or full year?

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Jun 9, 2020 - 6:30pm
ShittyShit, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Absolutely retarded given the current mkt conditions as well.

Take the damn job

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Jun 9, 2020 - 8:25pm
msangiac, what's your opinion? Comment below:

rt^

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Jun 9, 2020 - 10:58pm

It is a trading role which is what I am looking for. Right now I am working to get the full time offer, then I will see what to do from there. You guys are right about the job market and that's why I'm thinking of backing out of the second degree. Appreciate the advice a lot.

Jun 14, 2020 - 8:02pm
ironnchef, what's your opinion? Comment below:

you can always apply to the masters program now, and then if you get the job, defer enrollment to a future date...and maybe never actually go.

Oct 6, 2020 - 1:57pm
Marlborough, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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