Background: After much research on Msc / Ms. Finance programs it seems to me that 80% of the students intend to go into IB. I have no desire to get into IB or Management Consulting, but I still want to stand out and have a rewarding career. I would rather use my degree to get a position as a finance analyst / treasury analyst / credit analyst at a large bank, corporation, or big four accounting firm.
Question: Would a Masters in Finance be applicable in this case? Would my lower career aspirations hurt my statement of purpose in my application?
After all, having students graduate into IB roles would be much better for the school's reputation than just a run of the mill analyst at a fortune 500 company.
What are your thoughts?