Is it possible to go straight to IB Associate after MSc Finance?
Plan is to go to a MSc Finance grad program after college. The program is one year of academic training, then another year of work experience in order to graduate. So by the time I complete the degree, the plan is that I'll have had a total of about two years in cumulative IB, PE, and AM internship experience, plus other professional experiences in addition to those two years.
After all these years of experience, I wouldn't want to start as a first year analyst. I'd want to recruit for the Associate position at top banks (BBs, EBs). But if that isn't possible, would top banks accept me as a senior analyst (second/third year)?
For context, my undergrad and the MSc program that I'm aiming for are both target unis in the US/UK.