Help with ibanking/school
Hello fellow monkeys,
I have a problem. I want to break into a bb but thus far I seem to have missed the criteria. I recently graduated with two bachelor degrees from a non-target, completing both degrees in only 2 years (university is top ranked, first student in the history to achieve this) but now I am totally f***ed because I have no relevant internships or so. So I decided to go and earn a master's. My problem is that I have a hard time deciding which masters to get. I have been looking at the following as my primary two choices:
1) HEC Paris - MSc Management
2) LSE - MSc Finance and Private Equity OR MSc Management
I also have other school's in mind such as Columbia (PhD Financial Economics), Cambridge, Oxford, and even Harvard Extension School.
My issue with all the Finance degrees is that I read the following about Finance master's: "In general, MFin graduates will not be as attractive as MBAs in the corporate finance and M&A areas where the non-finance parts of an MBA curriculum are useful. In fact, if that is where you really want to work, you would probably be better off following an MBA course of study." (Princeton.edu)
As I want to go to M&A or TMT this is an issue.
I think I fulfill the both criteria for failure: Non-target undergrad and no relevant internships. I might be able to get some relevant internships but I think without a target on my resume, I will have a hard time getting into a BB.
What is your guys opinion for my situation?