I emailed Warwick to ask them what chances I had for their masters in finance or accounting and finance. They said neither due to my lack of quantitative modules, however, they said I have a decent chance for a Msc business with finance and said I could apply for that (https://www.wbs.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/busine…). I'm a 1:1 finance and accounting student going to my third year of university.
I want to get into private equity, however, first I want to do a few years in investment banking. I heard that to succeed in private equity you need an MBA. Having searched a lot of Linked In profiles, this seems true, but maybe things are changing. I might need to do an MBA later on in life, which I would love to do. Doing this masters at Warwick would allow me to have a good chance breaking into big 4 or top ten finance companies, since I come from a very low ranked university. The benefit of this masters would be that I go to a good named school, and Harvard or Wharton would be able to consider me.
However, the very obvious downside seems to be that this is a masters in business (really it's a masters in financial management). Does that mean MBA programs will not consider me (as they don't like applicants with pre-existing MBAs) if I have this masters? I know it's not an MBA, but it's a masters in business. Or have I gotten something really wrong here?
What should I do?