Hello Fellow Monkeys,
I was hoping for some input for breaking into corporate strategy. I am a Jan 2013 graduate in Political Science (3.52 GPA) from Penn State.
Specifically, which between the Master of Science in Finance or Master in Management would serve me better in breaking into corporate strategy. I am hoping to apply into those FLDP programs (more business development functions than finance) that most F200's have and use that as a path to get into corporate strategy.
In a nutshell. my experiences are the following:
6 months corporate communications internship for a large international O&G company (shell/bp/halliburton) [post graduation]
3 months marketing internship for a five star airline company
3 months planning department engineering internship for an O&G construction contractor
Various leadership positions (vice-president of the international student organisation at branch campus, vice-captain of my national cricket team, wrote articles for campus newspaper etc). Some fellowships and research assistant positions.
My personal skill-set, abilities and personality lean towards MiM but I am inclined to do the MSF because of the hard, technical skills a finance degree will give me (in comparison to the MiM); least that is something I can advertise in case the FLDP route doesn't work out. Would you agree?
Also, if I can't get break into corporate strategy through these FLDP programs, I am also open to the idea of B-school using the F500 experience in 3 years time, and then to get into corporate strategy after that.
At this point, my main concern is which between the MiM and MSF would help me get into FLDP's focusing more on business development than corp fin.
I'd be grateful to any input, insights and advice you guys might have. Thank you!