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Masters in Finance instead of going straight into workforce?

Asked by MuffinMonarch (148points) May 30th, 2011

I just graduated from s smallish University (Western Carolina) with a Finance degree and a 2.95 GPA
( I’m one of those people that get bored when I think the material is not important for my future plans)
I have some pretty decent work exp in sales from internships but I’m wondering whether it’s better for me to go straight into a masters in finance or not
Idea is i’ll be able to secure a job after the masters that is more inline with what i really want to do due to me showing dedication and getting a better GPA than undergrad (Investment Banking/Trading) in a better company.

Thank you to everyone who can give me any advice.

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chyna's avatar

Getting a masters degree is always a great addition to your school resume’ but what makes you think your GPA will be any better? You may be just as bored with the material in a Masters program and not give it your all.

MuffinMonarch's avatar

I really enjoyed my Finance classes in my Undergrad and feel that a Masters in Finance with pretty much concentrate on just Finance and I can really sink my teeth into it.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I truthfully think you should look for a job, a GPA below 3.1 or 3.2 will not get you into a good Master’s program and your 2.95 may make difficult to get into any Grad program.

BarnacleBill's avatar

What I’m seeing in the workplace is that students who went from college to an MBA program are going back and getting a second MBA because the first one isn’t relative to their work life. Why take on the debt if you have jobs on the table? Work for a few years, and then decide what you need to enhance your career. When you’re interviewing, ask about tuition reimbursement. Perhaps you can take a job where your MBA will be paid for by your employer.

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