Taking a Gap Year for a Master of Science?

I'll be joining a specialized coverage group (think chemicals, energy). I'm currently thinking about taking either the GRE or GMAT for MBA admissions, and a friend suggested I take the GRE for the optionality to pursue a non-MBA grad program.  

If I end up going A2A, how would my firm look on me taking a year off to pursue a Master of Science to deepen my credentials in the space? Like, if I left on good terms at the end of ASO 1, would I be able to rejoin as an ASO 2?

I have noticed that a lot of the senior bankers have advanced degrees or deep applied industry expertise. I am an engineering major, which they assured me is good enough, but I was thinking it might be a nice breather from IB lifestyle while still developing my credentials and knowledge. Thank you for your insights!

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Ind
Feb 22, 2021 - 6:35pm

Also, I know thats all far in advance, but a rough idea would help me figure out which grad school test to take right now haha

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