Quick background: I worked in middle market investment banking as an analyst -> associate after a undergrad finance major (I have no MBA). After that, for a lifestyle change I moved to corp dev roles at public companies and sponsor backed companies.
Due to an M&A slowdown at my current company, management said they are moving me up, but over to a sr. mgr corporate FP&A role supposedly with a path to director (to be defined). I am interested following this new career path for long-term stability and job opportunities...
...but here is my question to WSO: In FP&A related roles, like sr manager, director, and higher, would it make sense for me to pursue a PT MS-Accounting for continued career advancement in/accounting roles in the long-run?
For me the concern is that I hit a ceiling of some kind around age 35 or 40, where a masters goes from 'preferred/nice to have' to mandatory. Is something like a Sr. Director or VP role going to be near impossible without a masters? Should I bite the tuition bullet and do the MSA or is it a major waste of time/money?