Msc AFC or Finance?(Bocconi)

Hello!
I am through my BSc in Economics and Finance at Bocconi University and I must decide my graduate. I cannot choose between the MSc in Finance and the MSc in Accounting, Financial Management and Control. I like both courses and, although I know the Master in Finance is more prestigious and recognized (top 10 in the FT ranking), I can't tell if it does really matter. 
Also, it feels like I am choosing between working abroad and staying in Italy -more than 50% of Finance' students  work  abroad- and  I can't make my mind even here, as I want to earn as much as possible (in Italy salaries are low and highly taxed) but I would not like to leave my  girlfriend (serious relationship and she doesn't want to go abroad).
What would my best shot be, Finance or AFC? Is  AFC recognized abroad as much as Finance? Can I aspire at the same average income with both courses (FT reports 114639$ for Finance)?

Thank you. 

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May 13, 2021 - 3:23pm

Know people from AFC doing M&A at BBs in Milan and abroad. In general I don't think it makes a huge difference, however Finance does have an edge and is generally more prestigious. The coursework is probably easier and less demanding at AFC.

My 2 cents, don't base your career decision on your girlfriend, you might regret it later.

Godspeed

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 14, 2021 - 4:57am

The MSc in Finance is noticeably better in placement and harder (mostly due to it being unfair) than AFC. If you are a great student and feel like you can push hard for two more years while also doing applications, go for FIN. Otherwise, if you have the profile to get into FIN (and can get a good GMAT score), you can look at MSc programmes abroad for a way easier experience and similar, sometimes slightly better, placement (LSE, LBS, HEC Paris (sorta), Oxford).

The above is assuming you want to work in IB/MBB consulting

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 14, 2021 - 5:43am

Currently doing AFC. You'll have no problem getting interviews in London if you have solid work experience

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