Careers CFA + MSc in Marketing

CFA + MSc in Marketing

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    Hi guys,

    I need an advice. I have an opportunity to do a 2-year MSc in Finance or MSc in Marketing. Although I planned to do a MBA after CFA (currently, I am studying for level 1), I received a scholarship which I should use this year.

    I looked through the program of MSc in Finance and it seems too similar to the CFA curriculum, so I don’t think it will be very useful in terms of knowledge.

    As for the MSc in Marketing, the program topics look very interesting and different.

    Is a MSc in Marketing a good option? I assume marketing + finance mix would make me a better candidate for strategic positions as I would have a broader knowledge of business-related topics. by the way, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

    Thanks!

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    I’m not sure if marketing + finance works from what I know. But really this is a personal decision that depends heavily on what you’d like to end up doing.

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    Ideally, I would like to work in PWM as a private banker, so I thought a more diverse education could help…

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    An alumni spoke at my university who had his undergrand in finance, then went on to get his MS in finance and now manages a rather large modified mortgage portfolio (10’s of billions). He took Level I and passed, took Level II and failed, then decided to not pursue further because it wouldn’t have been as much benefit to him. If you want to work in banking and finance, I say do the MS in finance. Sure, a “diverse” education is great, but being specialized is equally great. You can be well rounded without getting an MS in marketing.

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