MS Finance vs internship

Hi everyone,

I'm a sophomore at a West Coast semi-target, and I'm debating over whether or not to get a Masters in Finance. My school has a progressive degree program where I can take MS Finance coursework and graduate in an extra year, but I've enough completed units to actually get the MSF + BS Business in my 4 years of undergrad. However, the catch is that I'd have to stay in school over this upcoming summer and rule out any internships. Is it worth sacrificing a soph summer internship to begin my graduate coursework, or would it hurt my chances of securing a junior summer internship? Thanks for reading-- I'd appreciate a response.

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Dec 6, 2018

I'd do an internship. Unless you are applying for jobs that require a Masters degree, I don't think it is the best use of your time. You'd also be losing money as opposed to making money.

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Dec 6, 2018

Do an internship. Masters are only useful if you're out of options and need re-branding (assuming you complete your MSc at a target program) & a second chance at recruiting. You're still a sophomore, plenty of time to secure a SA position or a FT position if you're out of luck junior year.

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Dec 6, 2018

Do the internship. You're a sophomore, don't think about graduate school yet.

Dec 6, 2018