can i recover using MS Finance progrm?

hi guys

i hve been trying to break into some gud bschool for past few years but sometimes money or sometimes failure 2 get admits stopped me
am wrking for 4-5 years as a test{something similar to high school maths teacher} instructor.i am in India.
i will be 28 by next year with no hopes of high profile college admission but just a moderate{least expensive} ms finance from somewhere

i want to ask if i somehow complete cfa level I along with ms finance then wld i have a chance to make it ti an ib/corp fin/fin consulting or say any finance job with some managerial role?

i have a previous degree in economics with gud grades but college wasnt a top shot,just like a community college n all education is anything but practically relevant,it was like cram up theories and get marks,no eviews stata sas.
i have always been a hard working sudent but got enlightenment regarding career a bit late

however i have a moderate gmat 680 {49 q, 33 verbal}
and i feel i can get into 1 year ms corporate finance programes{not lbs oxbridge hec etc but just some second tier bschools like edhec ,grenobble in france,Aston in uk,Vlerick belgium or SUNY buffalo etc etc}

wld u suggest me to invest into such education when looking at my career aspirations??my parents will support me{in some part} for education but its their hard earned money and I donn wanna waste it if I know beforehand that results ll be null; coz we are just a lower middleclass family?
So I would like to ask is it possible to come out with a job,or would firms consider me for interview for jobs after such graduate programs with no previous wrk ex of fin and age of 29 by then 2011 !!!!!!!!!?

thanx for your patience to read my post.
I really need some sincere advice.

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Comments (7)

Dec 14, 2009 - 3:37am

Are you sure that none of these schools would offer financial aid?

Assuming they do not, if money is a major concern I would try very hard to get a job right now (if it doesn't work, consider the MS). It will be very difficult (nearly impossible for IB) - I would try for smaller consulting firms and corp fin of large companies to break into the field.

Also, I am not sure if you are just using internet speak, but if not you may need more experience with English.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10:03am

Stop whining and stop being a pussy!!!

12 years ago I had a 550 GMAT, a BA in Psychology from a shit school, 2 years of experience working in a factory, went to a second tier B school, and still ended up doing pretty well for myself. I make a great salary, enjoy my life, haven't been unemployed for more than 3 months and that was 6 years ago, and have a cushy NYC finance job with no prospect of losing it.

If you want to make something of yourself you've got to play the hand you're dealt. Deal with your situation, hussle, write down your goals, and go for it. I never let the above facts ruin my chances. I plowed through each situation like a fricken bull.

Dec 18, 2009 - 1:58am
ronburgundy:
Stop whining and stop being a pussy!!!

12 years ago I had a 550 GMAT, a BA in Psychology from a shit school, 2 years of experience working in a factory, went to a second tier B school, and still ended up doing pretty well for myself. I make a great salary, enjoy my life, haven't been unemployed for more than 3 months and that was 6 years ago, and have a cushy NYC finance job with no prospect of losing it.

If you want to make something of yourself you've got to play the hand you're dealt. Deal with your situation, hussle, write down your goals, and go for it. I never let the above facts ruin my chances. I plowed through each situation like a fricken bull.

thnx to everyone for your kind replies
i hae tried everything to get a job but seems i must have some basic finncial training and career networking help from a university.

i have narrowed my option sto taking a ms finance and simultaneously clear cfa level 1,2 or 1 atleast

hope it would work for me
thnx again to ronburgundy for for your motivational reply
regrads

Dec 19, 2009 - 2:08am

I would suggest going for a decent MBA ,but it may not be possible due to financial reasons.At least go for a tier 1 Ms Finance program,otherwise it could very well be a waste of your parents hard earned money.You need to be very careful in your selection of colleges.Dont think that just by getting a masters degree in finance you will be able get a MANAGERIAL role in finance.Even an entry level role is very competitive in today's job market..especially in USA.You will have hurdles such as Visa issues.So try to get into a college that atleast gives a decent placement service.Do enough research.Its not as rosy as it seems from India.

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Dec 21, 2009 - 2:35am
NuK85:
I would suggest going for a decent MBA ,but it may not be possible due to financial reasons.At least go for a tier 1 Ms Finance program,otherwise it could very well be a waste of your parents hard earned money.You need to be very careful in your selection of colleges.Dont think that just by getting a masters degree in finance you will be able get a MANAGERIAL role in finance.Even an entry level role is very competitive in today's job market..especially in USA.You will have hurdles such as Visa issues.So try to get into a college that atleast gives a decent placement service.Do enough research.Its not as rosy as it seems from India.

thanks
i got your point

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