MBA vs Masters for Investment Banking
Fellow aspiring monkeys and experienced gorillas,
I'm currently weighing the options on whether to pursue an MBA or a Master degree in order to break into Investment Banking (, EB, MM) and would like to hear your thoughts.
I graduated in 2018 from a non-target on the east coast with a few finance internships (PE and IB) and a 3.6 GPA. Upon graduation I returned to my home country (developing country: not yet recognized as an emerging or frontier market) to work in a small (10 people) family owned government supplies business.
I'm planning to give my GMATs soon in order to apply to the following schools' Masters (MSF, MFin) programs: Vandy, UVA, BC and USC for Round 2/3/4 Applications.
I have almost 3 years of combined work experience, am I better suited to an MBA instead? (Thinking Stern, Darden, Fuqua, Ross)
If so, should I shoot for later round applications that are open until March 2021? Or should I wait it out and apply in earlier rounds during Fall of 2021?
I'm aware that Masters typically place into Analyst roles and MBAs place into Associate roles.